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  5. Good for Families
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Sammamish is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 62,136. 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 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
62,136

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%
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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
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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 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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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!
Sammamish, Washington is made up of a community of people that promote a prosperous and safe environment for all its residents and visitors. What I like most about this town, is that young people are encouraged to partake in city hall events, vote for their representatives, and voice their opinions. As for change, there seems to be an underlying stereotype in which people think people in this community are very affluent. That is not the case, there are a variety of people from different backgrounds and economic statuses that we need to take into consideration.