B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$756
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    407
    273
  • Murder
    13
    6
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    72
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    780
    525
  • Theft
    3,701
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    297
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,750
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Walla Walla Reviews

66 reviews
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Walla Walla is an amazing place to grow up. As a child, whose second home was Seattle, I can appreciate all the things Walla Walla has to offer. With the addition of more and more options for entertainment such as Main Street Studios, Walla Walla is becoming better every year. Bowling Allies, beautiful parks, Corn Mazes, and the County Fair. With a growing Arts Scene thanks to the different collages, high schools, and the Little Theater, these is usually something to do on a friday night.
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Walla Walla has been named the "friendliest city" for good reason -- the people are kind, friendly, thoughtful. It is a university town, with three colleges in a town of just over 30,000 residents, so you can always find intelligent conversation, and interesting classes. The landscape is constantly changing and breathtaking, with numerous wineries dotting the area and flanked by the Blue Mountains.
I love the area. There are so many parks and places to enjoy the outdoors. Biking, rock climbing and other forms of recreation are very popular. There are three colleges in my town, and so the police seem very proactive about pulling students over. While I don´t enjoy this part, I know that it adds to the general feel of peace in the town. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly for the most part. There is only once place I enjoy living more than Walla Walla, Washington. I enjoy the town and would consider living here after graduation.