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A+ Lake Forest Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lake Forest Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 37% higher than Washington
Lake Forest Park
15858% more expensive than the US average
11515% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lake Forest Park cost of living
A Lake Forest Park Crime Total crime is 43% lower than Washington
Total crime
1,96629% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5129% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Lake Forest Park crime
B Lake Forest Park Employment Household income is 53% higher than Washington
Median household income
$96,21774% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$49,65266% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%7% lower than the US average
Lake Forest Park employment
D+ Lake Forest Park Housing Home value is 72% higher than Washington
Median home value
$464,500151% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,41449% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%24% higher than the US average
Lake Forest Park real estate or Lake Forest Park rentals
A+ Lake Forest Park Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
94%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
80%63% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:19% higher than the US average
Lake Forest Park K-12 schools

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Compare Lake Forest Park, WA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lake Forest Park, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hawthorne Hills, Seattle816.11,721
Norkirk, Kirkland806.64,252
Highlands, Kirkland806.82,533
View Ridge, Seattle805.34,205
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Laurelhurst, Seattle8074,159
Enatai, Bellevue8012.6758
Bridle Trails, Bellevue809.810,425
Magnolia, Seattle799.416,871

Best Cities Near Lake Forest Park, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Maple Valley, WA8229.625,093
Medina, WA829.63,169
Clyde Hill, WA829.53,197
Yarrow Point, WA818.61,149
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mercer Island, WA8013.924,467
Woodway, WA805.31,367
Sammamish, WA8015.762,136
Redmond, WA799.959,268

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How Lake Forest Park Offers A Good Bedroom Community Experience

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 urban area. There are plenty of green spaces in this city and I like that there are some great beaches located here.

The two main roads of Lake Forest Park are Hwy 104 and Hwy 522, which can both get pretty congested during the morning and evening commutes.

There are a number great parks in Lake Forest Park. My favorite one is Saint Edward State Park. It features a great play area for younger kids and some nice hiking on its eastern side which descends down to Lake Washington.

The Town Center is the main place to shop in Lake Forest Park. There is a great local bookstore, Third Place Books, some nice bakeries, a really good food court, and a QFC for grocery shopping.
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Source: The Lake Forest Park, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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