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      Living in Shoreline, WA

      Located in the state of Washington, Shoreline is a medium-sized city with a population of 55,021 people. Shoreline has a population density of 4,729 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Shoreline is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Shoreline might be a good fit as 79% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 60% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Shoreline could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Washington if you know where to search. 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. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Shoreline and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Shoreline to Washington and the national average.

      Using data and statistics Shoreline has received a livability score of 83/100. This score is ranked in the 97th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a terrific score, as Shoreline ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Shoreline also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Shoreline has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B-), education (A+), employment (A+) and housing (B). On a more negative note, Shoreline does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - those 3 words empasize the significance of the location of any property and are possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Shoreline, there are an abundance of amazing local amenities and other interesting things to do. These include grocery stores, coffee shops, places to eat and parks. Some of the more notable entertainment options include: White Moustache Urban Adventure Co., Highland Ice Arena, and Spin Alley Bowling Center.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Shoreline gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 181 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      School test scores provide a standardized measurement that can be used to evaluate educational programs, instructional methods and curriculum effectiveness. Knowing that the Shoreline 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 71%, which is far higher than the national average.

      A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Shoreline has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Shoreline real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Shoreline. The median home price for Shoreline homes is $352,200, which is 30.8% higher than the Washington average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Shoreline, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5, which is 16.3% higher than the Washington average.

      Shoreline transportation information

      Statistic Shoreline Washington National
      Average one way commute31min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work64.9%72.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.7%10.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit12.7%6.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%0.9%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.0%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home11.2%5.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Shoreline, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).