Seattle

84 reviews
  1. City in Washington
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$437,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      340
      264
    • Murder
      4
      5
    • Rape
      23
      37
    • Robbery
      236
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,070
      575
    • Theft
      4,226
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      831
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $67,365
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    13%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      24%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      34%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      24%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      11%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      7%
      14%

    Reviews

    84 reviews
    • Excellent
      42
    • Very Good
      38
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    Seattle is a beautiful city and just 30 minutes away, you can be hiking the outdoors. The rain is what everyone talks about but the grey skies is what you have to get used to. But there is no denying that summers in Seattle can't be beat. There are a lot of big companies with offices/headquarters there to build your resume but it's also growing really fast driving up the cost of living and prices in real estate. It's not the most efficient commuter city but they are investing more in public transportation. If you're looking for a balance of city and suburban living, with fresh seafood, good job opportunities, and you enjoy football more than basketball, Seattle is a great choice!
    • Former Resident
    • 2 months ago
    Seattle has amazing wonderful food! It's beautiful all year long due to the rain. Public transportation gets you all over the spread out area. Take time to walk places find the nooks. There are eclubs and tons of bars especially on Capitol Hill. Traffic is horrid though. Fourth worst in the country. Get good insurance. Or take public transportation/Uber/cab when you can. Lots of random things to do just yelp it! Museums, tours, great library system, trapeze, great movie theatres, beautiful parks close hiking!
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago
    I've lived in Seattle for four years and overall, I love it. I'm very interested in music and there are always great shows to go to and new artists to discover. I lived in Los Angeles previously, and in comparison Seattle is a much cleaner, safer, less crowded, and far more laid back city. Even though the weather doesn't boast sunshine year round, the city is full of trees and plant life that thrive in this climate and give the city a much nicer feel. The summers here are also absolutely beautiful, and there's an endless amount of outdoor activities to do in the city or in nearby locations.
    The only thing I would change about this city is the rent! Rents have skyrocketed in the short time that I've lived here and I think rent control laws would do a lot of good for Seattle residents and would help the city to keep some of its character and charm.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago