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Safest Cities In Washington 2021

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  • Fort Lewis, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,378
  • Home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Lewis, Washington is a classic military town boasting a strong Army and Air Force presence. I love living in Fort Lewis because of its strong commitment to…[read more]
69
  • Bangor Base, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,046
86
  • Sammamish, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,136
  • I have lived in and around Sammamish, Washington and visited the area numerous times in the past. Sammamish is truly one of the best hidden gems in the entire country, as it features absolutely stunning…[read more]
84
  • Duvall, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,534
85
  • Brier, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,530
84
  • Bainbridge Island, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,576
  • 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…[read more]
84
  • Camas, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,393
  • Camas has gentrified into an amazing place. Consider this: old time parks and ball fields, an idyllic downtown with open air dining and brewpubs, nicely curated boutiques, one of the best school systems…[read more]
84
  • West Richland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,407
  • If you are looking to relocate to south central Washington State, then I highly recommend considering living in West Richland, Washington. West Richland is considered a rural town, but there is so much…[read more]
84
  • Maple Valley, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,093
  • Living in Maple Valley, Washington is perfect for people like me looking to raise their family in a safe and relaxed bedroom community of Seattle. Maple Valley offers the ideal mix of quiet suburbia…[read more]
79
  • Snoqualmie, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,510
  • Most of the filming for Twin Peaks was done here and in neighboring towns, and Snoqualmie is definitely known for that connection outside of the State of Washington. For locals, it's better known as the…[read more]
81
  • Kenmore, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,830
  • Kenmore is an exciting city with lots of attractions that appeal to people of various interests. Saint Edward State Park is appealing if you like spending time outdoors and want to see some of the…[read more]
77
  • Oak Harbor, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,544
  • Oak Harbor, WA is a city located on Whidbey Island. The biggest employer of people in this city is the nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey, followed by the Oak Harbor School District, Whidbey General…[read more]
82
  • Ridgefield, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,112
77
  • Pullman, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,176
82
  • Lake Forest Park, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,156
  • Lake Forest Park, WA is a bedroom community that lies about five miles north of Seattle. Living in Lake Forest Park gives people great access to Seattle while still being far enough away to not be in an…[read more]
85
  • Mercer Island, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,467
  • It's a small city of about 25,000 people that covers the entire island, hence the name. Living on Mercer Island as a teenager, I knew it was the posh part of town, but to me it was just home. It's still…[read more]
75
  • Wollochet, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,386
80
  • Lake Stevens, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,352
  • Life in Lake Stevens is very, very nice. It's also very, very expensive, as bedroom communities of Seattle tend to be. Seattle's tech corridor makes it a fairly high cost-of-living place, but if you can…[read more]
82
  • East Wenatchee, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,589
  • Outdoor enthusiasts will surely appreciate the natural beauty and opportunities in East Wenatchee, Washington. I love living in East Wenatchee because of the plentiful chances to get outside and enjoy…[read more]
82
  • Bothell East, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,064
  • There is no better place to raise a family than in Bothell East, Washington. I love living in Bothell East because of its exceptional public schools, sense of community, and urban living in a tight-knit…[read more]
85
  • Mill Creek, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,372
  • Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound, Mill Creek, Washington is a picturesque suburb of Seattle. I love living in Mill Creek, Washington because of the proximity it has to the bustling…[read more]
78
  • Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,015
  • I love the pretty city of Union Hill-Novelty Hill, Washington. There is a lot of pretty scenery in this town and it creates a beautiful city to live in. Many townsfolk know each other. While the…[read more]
74
  • Cottage Lake, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,845
  • Cottage Lake is a surprisingly quiet place to live given it is not that far from the city of Seattle, Washington. It is mostly single family homes although there is a Target and a Walgreens. What I think…[read more]
88
  • Liberty Lake, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,566
70
  • Connell, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,414
83
  • Selah, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,599
79
  • Vashon, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,844
80
  • Normandy Park, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,598
77
  • Enumclaw, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,543
  • Small town of about 5,000. Great weather in late Spring and long Summer. Fantastic skiing very close.Lakes and rivers all around.Good restaurants and pubs. Fantastic place to raise a family or…[read more]
69
  • Hobart, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,474
82
  • Newcastle, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,189
  • Located in the affluent Eastside area of the Seattle metropolitan area, Newcastle, Washington is an idyllic bedroom community offering big city convenience and small-town atmosphere. I love living in…[read more]
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  • Maltby, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,221
  • Let me introduce to you Maltby, WA, city. It is a small area that has access to green towns and fields. I have lived in this town for three years, and I won’t tread it for anything. There are affordable…[read more]
75
  • Mukilteo, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,994
  • Beautiful does not even begin to the idyllic community of Mukilteo, Washington. I love living in Mukilteo, Washington because of its unmatched beauty and proximity to the bustling metropolitan area of…[read more]
69
  • Othello, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,726
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  • Lynden, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,204
  • I feel that living in Lynden is a cross between suburban and rural living. This is a small town located about 15 miles north of Bellingham, Washington. Most people who live here work in Bellingham. The…[read more]
80
  • Washougal, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,987
  • Living in Washougal has been a great experience. This small city is Located in the State of Washington, but it sits right at the Oregon Border about 23 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. I think the…[read more]
73
  • Orting, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,254
  • I love any opportunity to enjoy Orting. A quaint valley town nestled in the valley of Mt. Rainier, beautiful mountain view wherever you go. What most small towns lack, Orting has. Downtown has an…[read more]
79
  • Pacific, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,042
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  • Felida, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,857
72
  • Grandview, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,098
  • I have lived in this city since I was born. Grandview is a favorite city to reside and raise a family. Presence of work gives me allows me to have enough money to care for my family. It is pleasing to…[read more]
81
  • Fircrest, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,660
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  • Picnic Point, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,068
63
  • Maplewood, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,223
69
  • College Place, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,996
79
  • Bothell, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,153
  • I grew up in Bothell, Washington, first arriving there when I was seven years old. It's changed a lot over the last forty years and mostly for the better. It is now a technology hub that is beginning to…[read more]
76
  • Steilacoom, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,175
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  • Lake Tapps, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,030
  • Whether its one of those hot summers or cold winters, Lake Tapps always has something to do for those who enjoy the outdoors. Some of the things you are likely to do for fun when living around here are…[read more]
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  • Woodinville, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,549
  • Woodinville stretches over a large area from North Kirkland all the way East to Duvall. It has a compact downtown area with all the shopping you would need including a very large regionally well-known…[read more]
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  • DuPont, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,224
  • Dupont is the best and safest community to live in if you are planning on moving to Washington State and being close to a military installation. It is also very costly because you can't beat the safety,…[read more]
78
  • Prosser, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,860

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Washington. Finding the safest places to live in Washington can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Washington with a population over 5,000.

The Washington cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Washington? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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