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Niche.com Ranks The 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family in Washington: Sammamish#1/ Issaquah #11/Snoqualmie #15/ Find Your City Here

2017 Best Places to Raise a Family Methodology

The 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of key factors that are meaningful for families. This grade takes into account key factors, such as the quality of local schools, safety, affordability, and access to family amenities, in an attempt to measure the appeal of an area for families.

Factors Considered

FactorDescriptionSourceWeight
Public Schools Grade Based on the average Niche K-12 Overall Grade for every public school serving the area, where each school is weighted by the number of students it serves. Niche 20.0%
Crime & Safety Grade Based on violent and property crime rates. Niche 12.5%
Higher Education Rate Percentage of residents who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher. U.S. Census 12.5%
Cost of Living Grade Based on the consumer price index and access to affordable housing. Niche 10.0%
Family Amenities Grade Based on access to parks, libraries, cultural activities, and family-oriented amenities. Niche 10.0%
Housing Grade Based on home values, property taxes, housing costs, local schools, and more. Niche 10.0%
Outdoor Activities Grade Based on weather, air quality, and access to parks and other recreational opportunities. Niche 7.5%
Residents 17 Years Old and Under Percentage of residents between the ages of 0 and 17. U.S. Census 7.5%
Composite Overall Score Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the overall experience of the place. Self-reported by Niche users 5.0%
Diversity Grade Based on ethnic, generational and economic diversity. Niche 5.0%

 This ranking assesses 15,711 places in the U.S. The same methodology is used to produce the Good for Families Grade for each ranked place. Statistics are primarily obtained from the U.S. Census and represent the most recent data available.

For more details about how we calculate our rankings, click here.

Sammamish, Washington

Sammamish Market Report:

 The average home value in Sammamish is $1,287,936. Sammamish home values have gone up an amazing 19.0% over the past year and we predict they will rise 7.2% within the next year. The average price per sq ft in Sammamish is $390 and the average size of a home for same in Sammamish is 3,447 square feet. 

Interested in the Sammamish real estate market? Based on location and proximity to Microsoft's campus, home buying activity in Sammamish has been brisk. Be sure to check out the local Sammamish homes for sale stats and the available properties below. Ranked as one of the most desirable places to live, Sammamish has a lot to offer today's home buyer. With quality schools, close proximity to Issaquah and Redmond and a variety of outdoor activities, Sammamish is a great place to live.

Sammamish Schools & Community Info

Homes For Sale In Sammamish

Once known as an area for resorts on the shore of Lake Sammamish, the city of Sammamish is about 30 miles east of Seattle, which is home to Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks and Costco. The city has the highest median annual household income in the top 10 ($147,349) and is No. 6 for income in the overall analysis. Not surprisingly, Sammamish also has the highest median home value (over $600,000) in the top 10 and is No. 42 overall. That said, it also scores well in our analysis for family-friendliness, with the percentage of families with children at 49%

At just under 5,000 acres, Lake Sammamish is the sixth largest lake in Washington and is one of the major recreational lakes in the state. The lake provides activities for fishermen, boaters, jet skiers, water skiers, swimmers, picnickers, and those just wanting to enjoy the scenery. Lake Sammamish is less than a 30 minute drive from Seattle, making it a convenient day trip for visitors and residents of the area alike.

Here is the list provided by Niche: 

  1. Sammamish
  2. Yarrow Point
  3. Clyde Hill
  4. Medina
  5. Laurelhurst
  6. View Ridge
  7. Redmond
  8. Windermere
  9. Mercer Island
  10. Bainbridge Island
  11. Issaquah
  12. Mathews Beach
  13. Bryant
  14. Bellevue
  15. Snoqualmie

See the Full List HERE

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The Cascade Team’s Agents are with you every step of the way. We help educate you about the market and trends to set the proper price for your home. Our advanced marketing strategies make sure that your property gets maximum exposure. Our Agents are there through the offer negotiations, inspection response and negotiations, and all the way through a successful close.

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