Redmond 84 Exceptional
Redmond Livability #11 ranked city in Washington#1,491 ranked city in the USARanks better than 94% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Redmond Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Redmond Cost of Living Cost of living is 44% higher than Washington
16666% more expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Redmond cost of living
B- Redmond Crime Total crime is 9% lower than Washington
Total crime
2,95214% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3414% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Redmond crime
A- Redmond Employment Household income is 71% higher than Washington
Median household income
$107,34194% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$53,39679% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%30% lower than the US average
Redmond employment
B Redmond Housing Home value is 95% higher than Washington
Median home value
$525,000184% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,61770% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%19% lower than the US average
Redmond real estate or Redmond rentals
A+ Redmond Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
76%55% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
27:170% higher than the US average
Redmond K-12 schools
A+ Redmond User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Redmond
Overall user rating
87% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
90% 6 total surveys
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Living in Redmond, WA

Located in the state of Washington, Redmond is a medium-sized city with a population of 59,268 people. With a population density of 3,598 people per square mile, Redmond is well above the nation's average density level. Redmond is known to be family friendly as more than 88% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 48% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Living in Redmond can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Washington, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Redmond, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, employment and more.

Redmond, WA receives 80 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #15 in Washington and #1,962 in the USA. Based on this score, Redmond would be considered a very livable city! The cherry on top is that Redmond also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Redmond ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B-), education (A+), employment (A-) and housing (B). On a more negative note, Redmond does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Redmond has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Marymoor Park, Microsoft, and iPic Theaters.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Redmond has a violent crime rate of 150 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Redmond schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 76%, which is far higher than the national average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Redmond has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Redmond. 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 Redmond are affordable. The median home price for Redmond homes is $525,000, which is 94.9% higher than the Washington average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Redmond, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.9, which is 14% higher than the Washington average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Redmond area were 4.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 13.2%.

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      Source: The Redmond, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).