Walla Walla

59 reviews
  1. Town in Washington
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  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
$171,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$721
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    220
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    66
    37
  • Robbery
    38
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    842
    1
  • Theft
    3,763
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    295
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,348
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

59 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    23
  • Average
    28
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
Walla Walla has been named the "friendliest city" for good reason -- the people are kind, friendly, thoughtful. It is a university town, with three colleges in a town of just over 30,000 residents, so you can always find intelligent conversation, and interesting classes. The landscape is constantly changing and breathtaking, with numerous wineries dotting the area and flanked by the Blue Mountains.
  • Nearby Resident
  • 8 days ago
I love the area. There are so many parks and places to enjoy the outdoors. Biking, rock climbing and other forms of recreation are very popular. There are three colleges in my town, and so the police seem very proactive about pulling students over. While I don´t enjoy this part, I know that it adds to the general feel of peace in the town. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly for the most part. There is only once place I enjoy living more than Walla Walla, Washington. I enjoy the town and would consider living here after graduation.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
If you have money, you can enjoy the downtown wine scene, and the surrounding area is beautiful and serene. If you don't have money, or are looking for a job, the scenery is hard to enjoy and you will be constantly reminded that you don't have money. And our homeless has increased with the boom of the wineries. The "weedery" also has attracted some really scummy people. The Whitman students are not friendly, and are not interested in the community. The whole town is very cliquish, and outside the colleges, very religiously oriented.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago