A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$624,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,982
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Sammamish Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    157
    500
  • Theft
    613
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$153,253
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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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!
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Sammamish is an awesome place. There is a balance of nature and urban structures, especially with the new shopping center. There is a sense of culture, with events and farmers' markets hosted at the city hall. The schools are pretty good: the two high schools each have their merits, and the local CWU installation is convenient as well. However, the availability of transit could be improved, and there are many hills, making the walkability pretty low. In addition, there tends to be a spoiled, wealthy attitude by some of the residents, though most of the people I've met have been pretty awesome.
Extremely safe, I have never felt scared in Sammamish. Police are also very active which contributes to the safety. Lots of events always being put on by the community to help support Sammamish. People are extremely nice. Perfect distance from Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, and it is right by the lake and lots of pools. Community YMCA is also very awesome.