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The 10 Best Suburbs for Millennials in Seattle

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10. Edmonds

Located in Snohomish County, Edmonds is a small suburb, with a population of 40,139 people. It’s great for millennials who are craving a small town atmosphere but still need to be close to the city for work.

Residents 25-34 years old: 11.3%

Access to Bars: B+

Access to Restaurants: A

Access to Coffee Shops: A

Median Rent: $1,052

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.3:1

9. Kenmore

Head Northeast on the 522 and you’ll find yourself in Kenmore. If you’re a fan of the water, and country living then Kenmore is a great place to call home. For a population of 20,460 it still scored a great report card for millennial living.

Residents 25-34 years old: 13.8%

Access to Bars: A-

Access to Restaurants: A-

Access to Coffee Shops: A

Median Rent: $1,205

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.4:1

8. Shoreline

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Located 9 miles north of Seattle, Shoreline has a slightly lower median rent level than other places around Seattle. It’s also every easy to get around in Shoreline, according to Niche.

Residents 25-34 years old: 13.6%

Access to Bars: B

Access to Restaurants: A

Access to Coffee Shops: A+

Median Rent: $1,105

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.4:1

7. Bothell

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Via Wikipedia Creative Commons

If you need your morning jolt of caffeine you won’t go without in Bothell with it’s accessibility to coffee shops.

Residents 25-34 years old: 13.9%

Access to Bars: B-

Access to Restaurants: A

Access to Coffee Shops: A+

Median Rent: $1,245

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.4:1

6. Dupont

Dupont is ranked pretty high, despite its grossly high rent and limited access to bars.
Residents 25-34 years old: 18.3%

Access to Bars: D-

Access to Restaurants: B-

Access to Coffee Shops: B

Median Rent: $1,746

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.4:1

5. Lynwood

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Lynwood is located 16 miles north of Seattle. It’s a great place to escape the city life, but still be close enough to bars and restaurants.

Residents 25-34 years old: 15.1%

Access to Bars: B+

Access to Restaurants: A+

Access to Coffee Shops: A+

Median Rent: $993

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.4:1

4. Mountlake Terrace

Mountlake Terrace has relatively cheap rent compared to some of the other areas around Seattle. It provides great accessibility to restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

Residents 25-34 years old: 18.5%

Access to Bars: A-

Access to Restaurants: A

Access to Coffee Shops: A

Median Rent: $1,124

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.4:1

3. Tukwila

Located just south of downtown Seattle, Tukwila, is great for accessibility to bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Niche rated Tukwila a C- for crime and safety, which can be expected so close to a downtown core.

Residents 25-34 years old: 18.3%

Access to Bars: A-

Access to Restaurants: A+

Access to Coffee Shops: A+

Median Rent: $978

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.5:1

2. Issaquah

Though Issaquah is a little ways away from Seattle, it still offers many great features, being on Lake Sammamish is just one of them. Its rent compared to income is great at .3:1, where most other suburbs on this list are .4:1 or .5:1.

Residents 25-34 years old: 17.1%

Access to Bars: B-

Access to Restaurants: A-

Access to Coffee Shops: A

Median Rent: $1,408

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.3:1

1. Kirkland

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With a large number of Seattle tech companies calling the Eastside home, it’s no wonder Kirkland is ranked this highly. It’s 18.1% millennial population can enjoy close proximity to work, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.

Residents 25-34 years old: 18.1%

Access to Bars: B+

Access to Restaurants: A

Access to Coffee Shops: A+

Median Rent: $1,362

Rent to Income Ratio: 0.4:1

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