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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$452,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,185
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      350
      273
    • Murder
      3
      6
    • Rape
      21
      41
    • Robbery
      224
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,123
      525
    • Theft
      3,832
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      567
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $70,594
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    13%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      24%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      35%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      23%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      11%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      7%
      13%

    Seattle Reviews

    145 reviews
    All Categories
    Seattle--what a wonderful place! When you arrive in Seattle, visiting or for living, it's very likely you will see overcast skies and/or rain; that's given. After a while, you adjust, adapt and learn to accept the weather as part of your identity, as if it were tattooed onto your heart. You find a sense of commonality in a city of over 0.5 million people, most of whom you may never know. However, the 0.0001 % of people you may meet and make friendships with is the part of Seattle that unlocks the magic because beyond the Space Needle, Starbucks, flying fish and other common attractions are the true intimacies of the city. When you wander into Fremont and find some of the best coffee and some of the friendliest people, when you meander into Queen Anne without know and find the homiest Turkish cuisine, when you discover Wedgewood and its enticing serenity, when you voyage to tucked away neighborhoods and find some of the most intriguing street art, that's when you've found Seattle.
    Review Your Area
    Seattle has been a great neighborhood since I moved here in April of last year. A few things have been a bit odd, however. I once caught a guy stealing my neighbor's tires and when i called the cops, they never came. Other than that, it's not so bad. Has a bit of a retirement town feel to it in some places, and a college town feel in other places. The social life out here is great, the people are sweet and easy going. Of course, you'll definitely get your share of people complaining about Starbucks, traffic, and over population. I have noticed that the city sleeps around 9 most days, besides capitol hill, that is. The rainbow side walks and Seattle dogs make capitol hill its own beast entirely. What I love the most is the ferris wheel, if they sold a season pass to that, i'd be there at least twice a week! All in all, it's a great city. Big city feel with a small-town mentality. Honest people, and lets not forget all the great music and beer.
    Seattle is a beautiful city and just 30 minutes away, you can be hiking the outdoors. The rain is what everyone talks about but the grey skies is what you have to get used to. But there is no denying that summers in Seattle can't be beat. There are a lot of big companies with offices/headquarters there to build your resume but it's also growing really fast driving up the cost of living and prices in real estate. It's not the most efficient commuter city but they are investing more in public transportation. If you're looking for a balance of city and suburban living, with fresh seafood, good job opportunities, and you enjoy football more than basketball, Seattle is a great choice!