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%

Walla Walla Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    407
    0
  • Murder
    13
    0
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    72
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    780
    1
  • Theft
    3,701
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    297
    0

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%
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Walla Walla Reviews

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Walla Walla is a great place to be for most people. Few will feel out of place here. It has the up and coming vibe of some of the more eccentric places in the western parts of the state. There is a food truck season where you can find grub from different cultures to nom on. The wine culture is relatively new to this area. It is on an upwards track and currently gaining worldwide mentions.

One of the fails of Walla Walla is that there is not much to do for children. However, that is also being fixed. There are many parks. There are several museums. The library, schools, local mom groups, all of these offer a variety of family entertainment at various times. The mall is even being repaired. This will be another source of entertainment while bringing back businesses that have not been here for some time and giving options for retail besides WM!

Walla Walla has a lot of positives, with few negatives, to living here. A newcomer can expect many great developments in the future.
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Walla Walla, Washington home to three prestigious Universities and Colleges, is a small, cozy town nestled between Oregon and Washington. The atmosphere is the most intriguing. The city is booming technologically due to the many college graduates that stick around and help develop the city, but it also has an older, antique feel as the older buildings and low-key lifestyle is still around and here to stay. From the hundreds of miles of biking paths in the valley, the many outdoor areas created for recreation, there will never be a dull moment when you are found with spare time to kill here. If you wonder downtown, you will also be bombarded with the countless small, cute shops around town where you could spend countless hours.
Walla Walla is a small town located in Washington, of around 32,000 people. The weather is wonderful all year round. The town is located about an hour away from the Blue Mountains where you can go snowboarding or skiing in the winter months. Walla Walla has a wonderful Community College which was awarded for their nursing program. There is also Whitman College, one of the top private colleges. This is a great town to retire in or raise a family.The city just built a large public pool with water slides and has two popular skate parks, BMX track, and a friendly dog park. There are many local coffee shops to enjoy, and a farmers market where local farmers sell their delicious produce. Walla Walla has many golf courses and well as parks to adventure and a small lake to visit. As far as night life goes, there are many friendly bars and authentic taquerias, along with award winning wineries. Overall, It is a beautiful town with breath taking views and many trails to explore.