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B- Cottage Lake Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F Cottage Lake Cost of Living Cost of living is 54% higher than Washington
Cottage Lake
17878% more expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Cottage Lake cost of living
A+ Cottage Lake Crime Total crime is 58% lower than Washington
Total crime
1,36847% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7447% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Cottage Lake crime
A Cottage Lake Employment Household income is 113% higher than Washington
Median household income
$134,107142% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$59,871101% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%40% lower than the US average
Cottage Lake employment
F Cottage Lake Housing Home value is 132% higher than Washington
Median home value
$624,900238% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,73082% higher than the US average
Home ownership
92%44% higher than the US average
Cottage Lake real estate or Cottage Lake rentals
A+ Cottage Lake Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
81%65% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Cottage Lake K-12 schools

Living in Cottage Lake, WA

Cottage Lake, Washington is a moderately-sized city with a population of 23,845 people. According to the most recent Census, 88% of Cottage Lake residents are White, 6% Asian and 1% Black. 91% of the people in Cottage Lake (over the age of 15) are married and 54% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Living in Cottage Lake can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Washington, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Cottage Lake and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 71/100, Cottage Lake is ranked #9,107 in the United States and #129 in Washington. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Cottage Lake ranks well for amenities (B-), crime (A), education (A+) and employment (A). Cottage Lake does not score well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Cottage Lake have a test score average of 81%, which is well above the US average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Cottage Lake. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Cottage Lake are affordable. The median home price for Cottage Lake homes is $624,900, which is 132% higher than the Washington average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Cottage Lake, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 9.3% higher than the Washington average.

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Compare Cottage Lake, WA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Cottage Lake, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hawthorne Hills, Seattle8110.51,721
Norkirk, Kirkland807.14,252
Highlands, Kirkland806.62,533
View Ridge, Seattle8010.24,205
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Laurelhurst, Seattle8011.24,159
Enatai, Bellevue8011.9758
Bridle Trails, Bellevue808.110,425
Tam O'shanter, Bellevue798.82,676

Best Cities Near Cottage Lake, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Maple Valley, WA8226.325,093
Medina, WA8211.13,169
Clyde Hill, WA8210.43,197
Yarrow Point, WA819.61,149
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mercer Island, WA8014.524,467
Woodway, WA80151,367
Sammamish, WA801062,136
Redmond, WA79559,268

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How Cottage Lake Has Great Natural Places To Visit

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 are the best areas in Cottage Lake are the parks. Right next to Cottage Lake there is the Basset Pond Natural Area which is a nice place to go on a relatively short walk. For those who want to spend an afternoon walking and hiking I think they should go to the Paradise Valley Conservation Area.

One thing people moving here should be aware of is that the housing prices are rather high. The homes start around $550,000 and go up to $4.5 million. Also, the vast majority of people will need to commute to their jobs and both 522 and 405 are generally really congested highways. Most people I know who live here spend about 1 1/2 hours commuting a day if they work in Bellevue or Seattle.
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Source: The Cottage Lake, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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