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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  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 56,020. 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
56,020

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$452,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,423
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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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
    79.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    406.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,262.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    273.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Shoreline

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,489
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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People usually go to Seattle for fun. We have a little movie theater, an ice skating rink, bowling and roller skating very close by, an arcade. Liberal and moderate, but somehow still a little racist. It's historically a "white flight" area and is almost entirely white. Lots of grocery stores and food shops. Pretty good schools. Houses are EXPENSIVE. Tons of buses, pretty good roads. Rocky PNW beaches. Rainy, sunny, chilly. People are not very involved in local politics. LOTS of people here. There are many trees and parks, and we are on the Puget Sound. Many people commute to jobs in downtown Seattle, but our area is notorious for traffic. I enjoy living here.
Because of the Covid-19 situation Shoreline had to (as other colleges too) switch to online classes. Apart from some little struggles in the beginning everything else went very smooth. Instructors and advisors were extremely supportive and helpful no matter what we needed. They organized a ton of events we were able to attend online and we always had the chance to casually drop in for an advising session. The assignments were graded quickly and instructors always told us that they are here for us if we have any questions. My experience of studying online as an international student in my very first quarter of my american college experience made me ralize that I made the right decision by chosing Shoreline Community College.