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  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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    247
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    53
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    721
    500
  • Theft
    3,220
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    303
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,817
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    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.
I'm a born and raised Walla Wallan, and although I'm not living there now, it's absolutely a place I can imagine myself coming back to to raise a family. It is a wonderful size — big enough to not go crazy, but definitely still has that communal small town feel. The weather is beautiful year round, and you get to experience extremes for all 4 seasons. The downtown is charming as can be, filled with local shops and cafes. At night, the downtown nightlife is great for those over 21. There are TONS of wineries and tasting rooms as the wine industry is what Walla Walla is most known for, there is a wonderful farmers market during the summer, and during the spring and fall there's a monthly event filled with Food Trucks of any food you could ever want. The people are warm and welcoming. Walla Walla is a great place to live.