The economic, cultural, and financial heart of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is a large and vibrant city with around 635,000 residents. The city may be known for its forward thinking and green living, but Seattle isn’t without its problems. Overall crime rates here are 45 percent above the Washington state average, while the violent crime rate is 100 percent higher. Only 6.5 percent of cities in the nation have a worse crime rate than Seattle. Even so, there are many neighborhoods that are safe and family-friendly, and we’ve compiled a list of the top five safest neighborhoods in Seattle to prove our point!
Admiral is the oldest neighborhood in West Seattle, and is still connected to downtown Seattle via ferry, making this a popular place to live and commute from. Admiral is the 5th safest neighborhood in Seattle, with a crime index that is 60 percent below the city average. It is safer than 93.5 percent of the neighborhoods in the city.
Located in northwest Seattle Olympic Manor is a relatively small neighborhood with around 2,300 residents. Olympic Manor is safer than nearly 95 percent of all the neighborhoods in Seattle, and in this neighborhood you have just a 1 in 44 chance of being the victim of crime.
Set around Queen Anne Hill, the highest named hill in the city, is the neighborhood of Queen Anne. It’s home to around 28,000 people and was one of the popular high class neighborhoods during the early days of the city. Today Queen Anne is the 3rd safest neighborhood in Seattle. The crime index of 2,294 is 60% lower than the Seattle crime index of 5,735.
North Beach is another neighborhood in the northwest of Seattle. This leafy community includes large areas of parkland, beaches, and trails in popular Golden Park. North Beach is the 2nd safest neighborhood in Seattle, safer than over 97 percent of the city’s neighborhoods. You have just a 1 in 49 chance of being the victim of property crime here.
The neighborhood of Green Lake is the safest neighborhood in Seattle. Set in north central Seattle the star of this community is the lake itself, and the park, and as you’ve probably guessed the Green Lake neighborhood was name for these popular recreational spots. Living in this neighborhood is very safe – you have just a 1 in 422 chance of being the victim of violent crime here.