Liberty Lake 88 Exceptional
Liberty Lake Livability #10 ranked city in Washington#169 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Liberty Lake

  • Commute

    High scores in the commute category could indicate that this area offers short commute times to work and readily available public transportation options.

  • Employment

    This area scores extremely well in the employment category. This is primarily due to the combination of low unemployment rates, higher median home income and income per capita.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Earning a high health and safety score depends on factors such as good air quality and the availability of essential health facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors, and fire stations.

  • Schools

    A high score in the schools category could be the result of elements like top-notch test scores, high education levels and the convenient location of elementary and high schools in this area.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

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What's it like Living in Liberty Lake?

Located in the state of Washington, Liberty Lake is a mid-sized city with a population of 10,381 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (93% White). Given that fact, Liberty Lake could be considered less diverse than other cities.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Liberty Lake could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Washington if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. With useful information like amenities, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Liberty Lake and in the areas around Liberty Lake is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 88/100, Liberty Lake is ranked #134 in the United States and #10 in Washington. Compared to the US average, Liberty Lake ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Liberty Lake also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Liberty Lake has higher than average rankings for the following: crime (A-), education (A+), employment (A+) and housing (A+). On a less positive note, Liberty Lake does not have favorable scores for the following: amenities (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Test scores can be a good way to measure a school's academic performance and the proficiency of its students. They can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Liberty Lake have an average test score of 71%, which is well above the US average.

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Liberty Lake apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Liberty 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 Liberty Lake are affordable. Median real estate prices in Liberty Lake come in at $334,200, which is 24.1% higher than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Liberty Lake, the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 18.6% lower than the Washington average.

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      Liberty Lake transportation information

      Statistic Liberty Lake Washington National
      Average one way commute22min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work66.4%72.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.3%10.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.3%6.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%0.9%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home17.8%5.6%4.6%
      Source: The Liberty Lake, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).