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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$609,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,925
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

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
    8
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151
    525
  • Theft
    581
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$147,349
National
$53,889
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    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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Super family friendly! Close to lots of attractions and stores. Lots of houses and new shopping centers in construction right now.
Sammamish isn't too large of a city but it has very friendly people. It's also big enough landmass wise that there's always a new park or neighborhood to explore. Schools are fantastic here as well. Sadly, there is a lot to do here because of its size, and although many of the youth are friendly, they can be very stuck up. Overall, it's a great community but it does face its problems, such as a number of snobs, drug use, etc. Crime, apart from drug use by many overprivileged youth, is pretty low. Sadly, it is also very expensive to live in Sammamish as well but very well worth it. Population is very multicultural and liberal on social issues.