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A+ Shoreline Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Shoreline Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% higher than Washington
14343% more expensive than the US average
11515% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Shoreline cost of living
B+ Shoreline Crime Total crime is 23% lower than Washington
Total crime
2,6863% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 383% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
5%Year over year crime is up
Shoreline crime
C+ Shoreline Employment Household income is 12% higher than Washington
Median household income
$70,39827% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,74420% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%equal to the US average
Shoreline employment
C- Shoreline Housing Home value is 31% higher than Washington
Median home value
$352,20091% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,21528% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%equal to the US average
Shoreline real estate or Shoreline rentals
A- Shoreline Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%29% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:111% higher than the US average
Shoreline K-12 schools or Shoreline colleges

Living in Shoreline, WA

Shoreline is a mid-sized city located in the state of Washington. The city has a population of 55,021 inhabitants. With a population density of 4,729 people per square mile, Shoreline is well above the nation's average density level. At 70%, the majority of the Shoreline population is White; this is followed by 13% Asian and 6% Black. Shoreline is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 60% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Shoreline, Washington could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Shoreline and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics Shoreline has received a livability score of 74/100. This score is ranked in the 78th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Shoreline ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and education (A-). The bad news for Shoreline, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Shoreline, 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. Shoreline has a violent crime rate of 129 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower 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 Shoreline. 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 Shoreline are affordable. Median real estate prices in Shoreline come in at $352,200, which is 30.8% higher than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Shoreline, the home price to income ratio is 5, which is 16.3% higher than the Washington average. Real estate appreciation rates in Shoreline are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Shoreline homes comes in at 5.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 15.4%.

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Compare Shoreline, WA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Shoreline, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hawthorne Hills, Seattle816.71,721
Norkirk, Kirkland808.24,252
Highlands, Kirkland808.62,533
View Ridge, Seattle8064,205
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Laurelhurst, Seattle807.44,159
Enatai, Bellevue8013.6758
Bridle Trails, Bellevue8011.310,425
Magnolia, Seattle79816,871

Best Cities Near Shoreline, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Maple Valley, WA8230.525,093
Medina, WA8210.43,169
Clyde Hill, WA8210.53,197
Yarrow Point, WA819.61,149
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mercer Island, WA8014.524,467
Woodway, WA803.51,367
Sammamish, WA8017.562,136
Redmond, WA7911.959,268

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As a resident of Shoreline, Washington, I would recommend relocating to this growing metropolis. The city is just 9-10 miles from Seattle. Therefore, we have access to landmarks such as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market along with internationally recognized dining establishments. Fortunately, Shoreline offers its residents delicious dining as well with cafes such as La Palma Family Mexican Restaurant and Sparta's Pizza.

Parents with young children will enjoy raising their children in Shoreline as the community offers cozy neighborhoods with traditional single family homes. However, there are plenty of condominiums for sale and rent, which will appeal to young single people. During the weekends, I'm able to spend time outdoors and enjoy hiking along the city's many nature trails.

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is just five minutes away, and I often spend time there with my friends and family enjoying a picnic or playing Frisbee. When we gather together for a beach day, we always stay long enough to watch the sun sink into the ocean, which is a wondrous and beautiful sight. Also, we are fortunate to have numerous parks and recreation areas such as tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool and cycling trails.

Parents who enjoy teaching their children about the past can visit the Historical Museum while the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden will give parents access to our area's natural foliage along with unique plant life.

I have to bundle up in the winter as temperatures often drop to 35 degrees Fahrenheit, and some years it feels as though winter will never end. However, once spring arrives, Shoreline warms up, and we have pleasant temperatures again. Our little city receives plenty of precipitation, so you'll need to invest in quality rain gear. I have lived in Shoreline for 15 years and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
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Source: The Shoreline, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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