Lake Stevens, WA

Population: 30,352 livability score shield

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  • Lake Stevens has a Livability Score of 81/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Lake Stevens crime rates are 63% lower than the Washington average
  • Cost of living in Lake Stevens is 14% higher than the Washington average
  • Lake Stevens real estate prices are 2% higher than the Washington average
  • Rental prices in Lake Stevens are 28% higher than the Washington average

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      Lovely Lake Stevens
      Attractions7/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping7/10
      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 afford it, Lake Stevens is the place to be. It's far enough away from the city that there's less noise and bustle, a friendlier suburban feel, but near enough for a decent commute (by Seattle standards), and ideal for a mostly-telecommute job.

      There are excellent schools and easy access to Everett to the west, Seattle to the southwest, and Seattle's Eastside communities to the south. Lake Stevens is about 25 miles due north of Redmond, WA, home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America, among others. Kids and families can have fun at some parks and a museum, or go to Everett for more choices. Nightlife in Lake Stevens is mostly bars and restaurants, but Everett and Seattle have far more extensive entertainment, and they're close enough for a nice night out.
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      Source: The Lake Stevens, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).