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A Sammamish Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Sammamish Cost of Living Cost of living is 57% higher than Washington
18282% more expensive than the US average
11515% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sammamish cost of living
A+ Sammamish Crime Total crime is 80% lower than Washington
Total crime
70574% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 14274% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Sammamish crime
A+ Sammamish Employment Household income is 144% higher than Washington
Median household income
$153,253177% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$58,56796% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%40% lower than the US average
Sammamish employment
D+ Sammamish Housing Home value is 132% higher than Washington
Median home value
$624,800238% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,982109% higher than the US average
Home ownership
85%34% higher than the US average
Sammamish real estate or Sammamish rentals
A+ Sammamish Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
98%18% higher than the US average
School test scores
81%65% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:133% higher than the US average
Sammamish K-12 schools

Living in Sammamish, WA

Sammamish, Washington is a medium-sized city with a population of 62,136 residents. With a population density of 3,041 people per square mile, Sammamish is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 69% of Sammamish residents are White, 25% Asian and 1% Black. Sammamish is known to be family friendly as more than 91% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 41% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Sammamish could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Washington if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Sammamish, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, employment, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Sammamish has received a livability score of 79/100. This score is ranked in the 93rd percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a terrific score, as Sammamish ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Sammamish also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Sammamish ranks well for amenities (A), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Sammamish. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Sammamish, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

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. Sammamish has a violent crime rate of 23 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Sammamish 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 81%, which is far higher than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Sammamish. 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 Sammamish are affordable. Median real estate prices in Sammamish come in at $624,800, which is 132% higher than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Sammamish, the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 4.7% lower 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 Sammamish area were 4.2% and 5 year appreciation rates were 11.7%.

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Compare Sammamish, WA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Sammamish, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hawthorne Hills, Seattle8111.61,721
Norkirk, Kirkland809.34,252
Highlands, Kirkland808.92,533
View Ridge, Seattle8012.14,205
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Laurelhurst, Seattle8011.64,159
Enatai, Bellevue806.7758
Bridle Trails, Bellevue806.410,425
Tam O'shanter, Bellevue7932,676

Best Cities Near Sammamish, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Maple Valley, WA8216.325,093
Medina, WA8293,169
Clyde Hill, WA828.43,197
Yarrow Point, WA818.61,149
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mercer Island, WA80924,467
Woodway, WA8020.91,367
Sammamish, WA80062,136
Redmond, WA796.159,268

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I have lived in and around Sammamish, Washington and visited the area numerous times in the past. Sammamish is truly one of the best hidden gems in the entire country, as it features absolutely stunning landscape, rolling hills with million dollar mansions and some of the best outdoor activities you can imagine. To add to the beauty and serenity of the small city, Sammamish has one of the lowest crime rates in the entire country and violent crime is virtually absent. There were sixteen cases in the calendar year last year, which is shockingly low when you consider there are more than fifty thousand residents in the city.

Tucked away, just on the other side of Lake Sammamish from the busier Bellevue and Seattle, Sammamish is less than twenty miles from both these cities, giving the quaint town a short drive to all the restaurants and night life that anyone could want. There is some of the best fishing and hunting in the entire country all around Sammamish and there is a never ending list of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed. There are great ski resorts that are a short drive away, as well as all other snow related activities that you can imagine.

The best part about this area truly is the people who reside in and around Sammamish. It has a small town feel, although all the amenities that a large metropolitan area is just a stone's throw away. Sammamish truly gives you the best of both worlds and it is hands down one of the best places you can ever raise a family. The friendly nature of the residents, as well as the laid back vibe makes Sammamish a truly great place to live.
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Source: The Sammamish, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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