Redmond

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$462,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,445
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    24
    264
  • Murder
    2
    5
  • Rape
    12
    37
  • Robbery
    14
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413
    575
  • Theft
    2,439
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    141
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$99,586
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

14 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    6
  • Average
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
Redmond is a very central location with regards to the tech industry. Valve, Amazon, Microsoft, Monolith, and many other companies are less than a 30 minute drive away. The public transportation is very good as well. The 545 goes directly to downtown Seattle and from there, the Link goes to SeaTac airport and, with an Orca card, only costs $3.75 ($3.50 initial, $.25 transfer) one way! As a student on a budget, that is very cost effective.

There are plenty of restaurants in walking distance, and the food has improved considerably over the past 2 years since the town is growing considerably. The downtown area has a nice steakhouse, a burger joint, a hip gastropub, and of course, there are plenty of karaoke options!
  • Nearby Resident
  • 2 months ago
I've been working in Redmond for the last almost 2 years. It's a lovely town that borders Bellevue and Kirkland, and has easy access to Seattle. The cost of living has been skyrocketing, but anyone who's invested in housing probably loves this! Microsoft is the #1 employer, and is the major reason a significant number of businesses in the area exist or do well. Traffic can be abysmal, but you can get away with walking or taking one of the many buses to just about anywhere.
  • Works Here
  • 4 months ago
Redmond is the suburban mecca for tech giant Microsoft. Considering the demographics of Microsoft's employees, Redmond offers an exorbitant amount of food options that range from health conscious and vegan-friendly foods, to die-hard meat-throbbing steak houses and Asian cuisines. Redmond also contains a massive dog park within the bowels of Marymoore Park, which is also a local music venue, containing such events as Warped Tour, as well as routine big-star tours. Everything within Redmond proper is within walking distance, and you will never be further than 20 minutes walk from anything within the town.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago