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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$352,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,215
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Shoreline Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    72
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    36
    41
  • Robbery
    47
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    578
    500
  • Theft
    1,540
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    340
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,398
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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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.
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Growing up in Shoreline was a great experience! The neighborhood’s were safe and close together which made biking and walking fairly easy. Shoreline is close to 99 and I-5 so commuting is made easy, and less stressful because you are close to bus routes and the freeway while living in a quaint place. It is a good place to raise a family!
From being born into a loving family home in Shoreline, WA. I am now 22 and still living in this great city. I got a great education in the Shoreline school district and made lifelong friends. Growing up we were able to play in the street and get outside. After moving, I did not get far only eight-tenths of a mile away and I would not want it another way. I would love to see the housing market stable out and not so many apartment buildings continue to go up, it is starting to feel like the city of Seattle too much. Overall I think it is a great city and I could not imagine calling anywhere else but here home.