The 10 Safest Seattle, WA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Seattle are the safest places to live.

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Seattle are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Seattle. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Seattle neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Seattle in 2022? That would be Hawthorne Hills. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Seattle.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Seattle neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Seattle that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Seattle.

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Safest Neighborhoods In Seattle
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The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Seattle For 2022

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10
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Population: 1,721
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 2
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,273
More on Hawthorne Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 1,877
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 90
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,706
More on Blue Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
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Population: 5,195
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 85
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,859
More on Matthews Beach: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 2,193
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 135
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,661
More on North Beach: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
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Population: 1,508
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 35
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,026
More on Broadmoor: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
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Population: 5,176
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 80
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,994
More on Arbor Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
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Population: 4,205
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 134
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,840
More on View Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
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Population: 10,290
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 179
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,837
More on Wedgwood: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
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Population: 4,159
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 147
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,941
More on Laurelhurst: Homes For Sale | Data

Laurelhurst Seattle, WA

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Population: 5,241
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 257
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,567
More on Bryant: Homes For Sale | Data

Bryant Seattle, WA

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Seattle Hoods In 2022

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Seattle.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 78 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Seattle." We're lookin' at you, Hawthorne Hills.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Seattle. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Seattle

Looking at the data, you can tell that Hawthorne Hills is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Washington residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Seattle For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hawthorne Hills 1,275
2 Blue Ridge 1,766
3 Matthews Beach 1,944
4 North Beach 1,826
5 Broadmoor 2,061
6 Arbor Heights 2,074
7 View Ridge 1,974
8 Wedgwood 2,006
9 Laurelhurst 2,088
10 Bryant 1,864
11 Magnolia 2,139
12 Windermere 2,174
13 Whittier Heights 2,154
14 Ravenna 2,208
15 Phinney Ridge 2,215
16 Maple Leaf 2,266
17 Loyal Heights 2,322
18 Queen Anne 2,566
19 Sunset Hill 2,957
20 Madison Valley 2,574
21 Madrona 2,534
22 Broadview 2,743
23 Admiral 2,658
24 Wallingford 3,119
25 Portage Bay 3,630
26 Victory Heights 3,185
27 West Seattle 3,406
28 Olympic Manor 3,349
29 Montlake 3,417
30 Riverview 3,616
31 Fauntleroy 3,418
32 Denny-Blaine 3,785
33 Leschi 3,572
34 Pinehurst 3,711
35 Highland Park 3,784
36 Meadowbrook 3,762
37 Beacon Hill 3,726
38 Seward Park 4,430
39 Bitter Lake 4,013
40 Westlake 4,698
41 Brighton 3,866
42 Pioneer Square 4,626
43 Columbia City 4,247
44 Interbay 4,750
45 Fremont 4,778
46 Crown Hill 4,808
47 Green Lake 5,189
48 Downtown 4,963
49 High Point 4,358
50 Olympic Hills 5,398
51 Madison Park 6,199
52 North Delridge 5,193
53 Eastlake 6,523
54 North College Park 6,513
55 Industrial District 5,460
56 Roosevelt 6,459
57 Cedar Park 5,945
58 Rainier Beach 5,475
59 South Delridge 6,878
60 Central District 6,005
61 Mount Baker 6,422
62 University District 6,804
63 Ballard 7,222
64 Roxhill 7,316
65 Greenwood 7,468
66 Alki 8,419
67 Georgetown 7,527
68 South Park 9,034
69 International District 7,815
70 Capitol Hill 8,015
71 Lower Queen Anne 8,180
72 Haller Lake 10,465
73 South Lake Union 10,567
74 Atlantic 10,622
75 Sand Point 11,469
76 Northgate 12,044
77 First Hill 12,043
78 Belltown 13,596

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Seattle.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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