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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Shoreline is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 55,431. Shoreline is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Shoreline offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Shoreline there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Shoreline and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Shoreline are highly rated.
About Shoreline...
Population
55,431

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$389,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,287
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    53.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    75.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    590.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,649.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    316
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Shoreline

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,271
National
$55,322

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Shoreline Reviews

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My husband dragged me to Shoreline kicking and screaming. I wanted to stay in Seattle! We bought in 2014 and don't regret it one bit! We live in the Ridgecrest neighorhood (East of I-5). We are in walking distance to 3 parks (2 super close), The Crest Theatre, Ridgecrest Public House, and Shoreline Library. We have tons of food/grocery options in Shoreline (Central Market, Safeway, QFC, Trader Joe's, Costco) and many others close (Whole Foods, PCC, Spouts, Grocery Outlet). It's a decent commute on public transportation and Sound Transit Light Rail will have 2 light rail stations in 2023 providing access to downtown Seattle in 17 minutes and then on to the airport. Shoreline is very family friendly, with great parks, beach, playgrounds and activities/camps for children (Shoreline Rec Center and YMCA). Where Shoreline can improve is local restaurant and retail options. Looking forward to local Seattle establishments making their way North.
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We've lived and raised our kids here in Shoreline for the past 20 years. I absolutely love the schools, the parks, the friendly, diverse community. Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is just exquisite. The libraries are great. I love the reasonable commute to Seattle (although it seems to be getting a little worse every year). I love looking out my window to see water, mountains, and trees, and being a short walk to a grocery store, pediatrician, mini-post office, drug store, restaurants and coffee shops. I love the Crest cinema. The Shoreline Recreation Department offers lots of classes, camps, & activities, and the Dale Turner YMCA is great, too. We're close to all the cool events & attractions in Seattle, but we get a little bit more living space for our money here in Shoreline. Why I can't give it 5 stars yet: I wish we had more sidewalks, bike paths, more cute architecture, & more of a downtown gathering space.
I bought my first house in Shoreline about 2 1/2 years ago. Unfortunately, I was broken into recently and my puppy escaped in the process. Roo was missing for over 3 days but is now home recovering from a broken ulna. Remarkably, it was the community's response (including an appearance on FOX Q13 News) that ultimately helped find him. With the help of my loving community, over $1,400 in donations were raised to help cover the vet bills, and just yesterday a neighbor donated a wi-fi security system, which he even delivered to my house! I would like to see Shoreline implement neighborhood watch programs or nightly patrol systems to deter future prowlers. However, despite my recent experiences I have now met all of my neighbors, talked to dozens of strangers I now call friends, and have seen thousands of people come together in the pursuit of a common goal. Because of these reasons and many more I choose to live in Shoreline, a community I am proud to call home.