Finding safe neighborhoods to stay in Seattle, Washington, meant checking out actual data based on the number of residents living in a certain district as opposed to the number of crimes that occur within the vicinity. Data-based analysis helps when you are trying to verify information found online about the safety levels that any of these areas enumerated possess. Add feedback given by actual people who have eventually moved to these areas and all that is left for you to do is decide. Should you move or should you just spend the weekend for the meantime? Check out our list, below, of the safe neighborhoods to stay in Seattle, Washington, USA.
As a neighborhood, International District is included among the safest spots in Seattle according to Niche.com. Crime rates are so low that it’s not even one percent. So if it’s your first time in this area, booking a night at the Kimpton Alexis Hotel is highly suggested if your itinerary includes a business conference at the Benaroya Hall. Also, it’s within walking distance from most of the landmarks that the International District is known for.
Kimpton Alexis Hotel
Address: 1007 First Avenue
Price: from 144 USD
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Facilities for disabled guests Daily housekeeping VIP room facilities Allergy-free room Cycling Fitness centre Library
If crime rates are measurable per 100,000 residents annually, then Wallingford would come out as a safe place to live. The robbery rate, according to Niche.com, is at 0.081 percent. Assault is at 0.37 percent. Murder is practically at a zero rate. It is one of the top neighborhoods in the US where young urban professionals move in and settle. If you prefer to dip your big toe in this side of the Wallingford pond, try booking a couple of nights at the Staypineapple at Watertown Hotel Seattle. If you have a business conference coming up at the Alaska Airlines Arena, this is one of the closest properties for you to spend the night for the meantime.
Staypineapple, Watertown, University District Seattle
Address: 4242 Roosevelt Way Northeast
Price: from 116 USD
Face masks for guests available Air conditioning First aid kit available Physical distancing rules followed Dry cleaning Business centre Non-smoking throughout On-site parking
Ranked as No. 18 at Niche.com, among the best neighborhoods in Seattle, the same website provided the metrics at how low the crime rate is at Ravenna. Burglary is only at 1.5 percent. Robbery is at 0.09 percent. Assault is estimated at 0.15 percent. And the murder rate is zero. So safe that other yuppies who tried staying first at the Silver Cloud Hotel eventually moved to Seattle. Some academics stayed at this hotel when they had to deliver a keynote speech at the University of Washington. Having an environment that fosters academic excellence, it’s easy to see why it became one of the safest neighborhoods to live in Seattle.
Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle University of Washington District
Address: 5036 25th Avenue Northeast
Price: from 139 USD
Facilities for disabled guests Ironing service Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Mini-market on site Fitness centre Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Non-smoking rooms Shared lounge/TV area
Ranked by Niche.com as the best place to buy a house in the Seattle Area, it is one of the more populous areas in the city for good reason. The motor vehicle theft rate is at 0.37 percent. Theft rate as a whole is at 1.5 percent. Assault is at 0.06 percent. And both rates for robbery and murder are at zero. In case you need to prove those recent statistics, book a night at the Magnolia Pine N Sea Cottage. It would be great to stay the night here if you have a business event to attend at the Seattle Pacific University, just a short drive away from the cottage itself.
Magnolia Pine 'N' Sea Cottage
Price: from 164 USD
Ballard made it to this list through Loyal Heights, ranked in Niche.com as the 12th place to raise a family in Seattle. A 1.7 percent burglary rate, a 0.4 percent robbery rate, a 0.2 percent assault rate and a zero percent murder rate make this part of Ballard the ideal neighborhood to move into, especially when you plan to take up your Master’s Degree (or Bachelor’s Degree) at the University of Washington. Or at the Seattle Pacific University which is the closest academic institution from the Ballard Inn. It is just 2 kilometers (1.24 mi) away from Fremont and within walking distance of most restaurants and pubs.
2.9 percent burglary rate. Two percent theft rate. 0.015 percent assault rate. And both murder and robbery have zero percent rates each. This explains best why Laurelhurst got ranked at Niche.com as the fifth safest neighborhood in Seattle. No wonder properties like the Talaris Conference Center get reservations months in advance, to give residency in Laurelhurst a try before buying a house and spend the rest of their years in this side of Seattle. With some business conferences getting staged at the Talaris Conference Center, it becomes a slow but sure way to introduce Laurelhurst as the next best thing to a place that you can call home.
Talaris Conference Center
Address: 4000 Ne 41st St
Price: from 189 USD
Ranked in Niche.com as the 13th best among neighborhoods in Seattle for millennials to move to, this bustling community has flourished without the crime rate rising at all. The rate remained low with the worst compared to other rates being 6.4 percent attributed to incidents of theft at Green Lake. Assault is rated at 0.4 percent. Robbery is rated at 0.2 percent. And the murder rate is zero. All rates verified by Niche.com. If you want to test this place out, you might as well book the weekend in a vacation rental as neat and spacious as The Green Lake Bungalow. Getting a homey feel of Green Lake by living in an actual holiday home will help you decide on moving in here.
According to Niche.com, Lower Queen Anne is the fifth best neighborhood to live in among the safest spots found at Seattle. The same website even provided the metrics per crime rate. Theft rate is at 5.1 percent. Robbery is only at 0.1 percent. Assault is estimated at 0.7 percent. And, again, as in most neighborhoods in Seattle, the murder rate is zero. So in case you need a place to stay overnight within walking distance to the Key Arena at Seattle Center (chances are you’re attending a business conference or a similar event), the best place to book is the Inn at Queen Anne. It’s only a few steps away from most of the best attractions ever found at Lower Queen Anne including Seattle’s trademark Space Needle.
Fremont was voted in Niche.com and ended up ranking at #9 both for being one of the best places for millennials to move in and for being one of the best neighborhoods in Seattle. A 0.2 percent robbery rate, a 0.6 percent assault rate, a 2.6 percent burglary rate and a zero percent murder rate, a claim to a low crime rate that Fremont takes pride in. In case you would like to try living in Fremont yourself, booking a night at the Staybridge Suite is your best bet. It’s within walking distance to most parks and attractions that show how safe this neighborhood is.
Staybridge Suites Seattle - Fremont
Address: 3926 Aurora Avenue North
Price: from 112 USD
WiFi Daily housekeeping Parking Lift Dry cleaning Heating On-site parking Air conditioning
Gatewood is one hotspot that most millennials would love to move to due to its very low crime rate. 0.75 percent is the burglary rate. 2.4 percent is the theft rate. 0.04 percent is the assault rate. 0.02 percent is the robbery rate. And zero percent is the murder rate. Must be because of the Catholic upbringing and places to meditate like the Seattle Chinese Garden. They are the same attractions close to the Gatewood Bed & Breakfast, one of the top places to book overnight for business or leisure. Most of the restaurants and pubs are within walking distance. Even doing grocery is done in a jiffy with the West Seattle Thriftway readily accessible on foot.
The Gatewood Bed and Breakfast
Address: 7446 Gatewood Road Southwest
Price: from 251 USD
Shared lounge/TV area Terrace Parking WiFi Smoke alarms On-site parking Free WiFi Luggage storage
Crime-free neighborhoods in Seattle
The common denominator is the zero murder rate among these neighborhoods at Seattle. For everything else, crime rates are so low, they’re practically single digits. Whether you plan to earn a Master’s Degree at any of the universities found in these communities or to be a lecturer yourself in the same educational institutions, these areas are your best bet to the safe side. Feel free to verify information stated here in other forums. You’ll discover a trove of testimonials about the peace and quiet life that only Seattle can offer.
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