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Shoreline is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 55,021. Shoreline is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Shoreline offers residents a suburban 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
55,021

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%
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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
    54
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    36
    41
  • Robbery
    75
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    591
    500
  • Theft
    1,650
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    316
    284
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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!
I love the area. Well I used to, the cities plans to bring in light rail and push out the tenants for rezoning have made me lie it less. The transient population grows exponentially every year. Little is down in the way of social programs that help with mental illness and job placement. While Shoreline is not quite Seattle it is important to note, that Seattle is less than 20 miles away. Being that it is the biggest city in King County a lot of what happens in Seattle has a trickle effect to the little communities around it. One, being Shoreline is effected by this as well. If you like to dodge the occasional needle or human feces in downtown Seattle well then have no fear because soon it will be in Shoreline.