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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Sammamish is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 62,877. Sammamish is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Sammamish offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sammamish there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Sammamish and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sammamish are highly rated.
About Sammamish...
Population
62,877

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$679,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,094
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Sammamish Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    481.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Sammamish

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$157,271
National
$55,322
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Sammamish Reviews

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Sammamish is a bustling suburb which is constantly expanding and new homes are being added everyday. New schools are also being put up, creating the very best environments for learning. The neighborhoods are also very safe making them family friendly. There is also plenty of community opportunities in the area because it is the home to the Sammamish YMCA. The Sammamish library is very good place to get time to relax or study and the librarians there are very friendly and helpful. Also every wednesday there is a Farmer's Market outside the Sammamish Library which provides the local area with great natural produce and strong community relationship. The public transportation system in the area is also very efficient and rarely late.
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It is pleasant enough. People tend to stay largely in their groups, generally by country of origin. I think this means we are missing a little of the soul that makes an outstanding community. I wouldn't say it is an outwardly friendly place, partly due to dual income families having to work really hard to afford to live here, engineering types (not known to be radical in anyway) and possibly a tad too many first generation people who have yet to branch out of their groups in any great depth. I'm sad for locals who are being squeezed out, they take some of the heart of Sammamish with them. I say this as a relatively new person to come from overseas. I wish there were less newbies here an more people who had been here for years. You need an established community to give a place heart and soul. Sammamish will get there, just not yet. Competent and will tick your boxes.
Sammamish, Washington is one of the best communities to live in. Sammamish is full of beautiful nature. There are walking, biking and hiking trails just about everywhere you go. You don't have to drive too far to visit a local grocery store, mail office or even a salon. There is plenty of shopping with just about any store you can think of. It is a very quiet and relaxed neighborhood where you can actually talk to your neighbors. It is family-friendly with excellent schools and is ranked #1 in safety out of all neighborhoods in Washington state!