Burien

107 reviews
  1. Suburb of Seattle, WA
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Seattle

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,004
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    270
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    76
    37
  • Robbery
    161
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,205
    575
  • Theft
    2,538
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    980
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,140
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

107 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    33
  • Average
    48
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    1
I have lived in Burien for over 4 years. Location is great, you are close to all the amenities, shopping malls, airport, restaurants, and only 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. However, there is still much to be improved. Being a small town/neighborhood you would think that could walk to and from places, but there is a lack of sidewalks. There is heavy traffic in all major streets. Playgrounds are ok, but none are great. Although, children love the water fountain next to the library and city hall. There are racks to park your bike at key places such as the library, but not many people use them. On the positive side, events throughout the year are great including the farmers' market.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
This area is great for settling down or starting up. It's not too far from the city, but it's not isolated either. This area is extremely diverse. If you ever need to find a place with the most diversity, Burien is the place to look. There are fantastic places to eat with the family, or just a place to be alone. We have a little bit of everything here! And if we don't have it, you have a good chance that its pretty close by.
  • Niche User
  • Nov 4 2015
There are lots of different types of restaurants in my area from all sorts of cultures. It's nice because no matter what I'm craving, I can find a place nearby that sells the type of food I want. Vietnamese and Thai food are probably the most popular in my area. My favorite Thai restaurant is Emerald Thai. It's a small restaurant owned by an older couple, but they're so nice and the food is great! They use quality ingredients and keep their space very clean. One thing that's so nice about having so many good and small restaurants near me is that it's very easy to become close to the business owners and it builds a sense of community.
  • Niche User
  • Dec 27 2014