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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Vashon is a town in Washington with a population of 9,844. Vashon is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Vashon offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Vashon there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Vashon and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Vashon are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$399,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$967
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,364
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Vashon Island is rated the #1 liberal city/town in the United States. People on Vashon will make you feel at home right away with their warm charm and quirky attitude. The Island's main attraction is nature. There is countless parks, trails, and beaches that you can spend all day in and make you forget that civilization even exists. Get away from the busy city and take a short commute of 10-20 minutes on the Washington State Ferries to this haven. There is always great local entertainment, food, and views to experience.
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Vashon is fairly unique in that it is a small, rural town located extremely close to large cities. Any other areas as close to Seattle and Tacoma are suburban, but due to the ferry ride required to get to the island, it has maintained a rural feel. If nature and arts are your thing, Vashon makes sense as a living place, but it is also very predominantly white and fairly wealthy. A lot of people here keep to themselves. But there are also excellent community organizations, and a lot of support for parents. If you can work from home, you can avoid the commute, but going into the city every day for work takes a big chunk out of people's lives.
Vashon is a great place for families who wish to be settled down and close to nature, but also hope to be close to a city. Vashon is a very small town, but it has its own public school system and other education options. The food on Vashon is about average, and if you are looking for night life, there is little to none on the island.