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A+ Bainbridge Island Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Bainbridge Island Cost of Living Cost of living is 46% higher than Washington
Bainbridge Island
16868% more expensive than the US average
11515% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bainbridge Island cost of living
A+ Bainbridge Island Crime Total crime is 67% lower than Washington
Total crime
1,14159% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8859% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-19%Year over year crime is down
Bainbridge Island crime
A Bainbridge Island Employment Household income is 64% higher than Washington
Median household income
$102,90686% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$56,61490% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%50% lower than the US average
Bainbridge Island employment
C- Bainbridge Island Housing Home value is 112% higher than Washington
Median home value
$569,700208% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23330% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%22% higher than the US average
Bainbridge Island real estate or Bainbridge Island rentals
A- Bainbridge Island Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
60%22% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:124% higher than the US average
Bainbridge Island K-12 schools

Living in Bainbridge Island, WA

Bainbridge Island, Washington is a moderately-sized city with a population of 23,576 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (90% White). Given that fact, Bainbridge Island could be considered less diverse than other cities. Bainbridge Island is considered to be a city with an aging population. The average age of all residents is 49, which is well beyond the United States median age average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Bainbridge Island might be a good fit as 86% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 62% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Bainbridge Island, Washington could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Bainbridge Island and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Bainbridge Island has a livability score of 78 out of 100 and is ranked #23 in Washington and #2,725 in the USA. Based on this score, Bainbridge Island would be considered a very livable city! Bainbridge Island has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Bainbridge Island ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A-) and employment (A). On a less positive note, Bainbridge Island does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Bainbridge Island on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Bainbridge Island: Kitsap Tours, Bloedel Reserve, and Fay Bainbridge State Park.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Bainbridge Island has a violent crime rate of 65 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Bainbridge Island is real estate affordability. The median home price for Bainbridge Island homes is $569,700, which is 111.5% higher than the Washington average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bainbridge Island, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.5, which is 27.9% higher than the Washington average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Bainbridge Island will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Bainbridge Island, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.8%.

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Compare Bainbridge Island, WA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Bainbridge Island, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hawthorne Hills, Seattle8111.21,721
View Ridge, Seattle8011.24,205
Laurelhurst, Seattle8010.74,159
Magnolia, Seattle794.616,871
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ravenna, Seattle799.810,286
Wedgwood, Seattle7810.310,290
Broadmoor, Seattle7810.11,508
Montlake, Seattle789.52,009

Best Cities Near Bainbridge Island, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Maple Valley, WA8229.125,093
Medina, WA8212.93,169
Clyde Hill, WA8213.53,197
Yarrow Point, WA8113.51,149
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mercer Island, WA8014.324,467
Woodway, WA8011.81,367
Sammamish, WA8021.862,136
Redmond, WA7918.559,268

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Beautiful Bainbridge Island

It's a small city, about 24,000 people, and much of the island itself is pretty rural. But in the main area of Winslow, by the ferry dock, there is a thriving community of families, artisans, and local business owners.

I've always loved living on Bainbridge Island, partly for the views; you can see everything. The Olympic Mountains to the west, Puget Sound in all directions, and the city scape of Seattle to the east - all of these things have their own beauty. There are a number of museums, galleries, and parks; the school district is good and apparently the kids' sports teams are terrific. There's a biking event called the Chilly Hilly every February, and it kicks off the Pacific Northwest's cycling season.

Being in the middle of Puget Sound, the seafood here is wonderful. There's quite a lot to do on the island itself, with or without children, but if you're looking for fancier opera or professional sports, Seattle is just a ferry ride away.
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