Top 5 Safest Cities in Washington State

Top 5 Safest Cities in WA State

If you have thought about moving to WA state, or just changing cities, you may have wondered where is the safest place is to live. We have listed below the top five safest cities in Washington State according to Safewise. We have curated some interesting information about each city so you can make an informed decision on where you buy your next house!

5. Mercer Island

Home to roughly 26,000 Washingtonians, Mercer island is a city in King County in WA state. As it’s name suggests, it is located on an island (which is also named Mercer Island) in south Lake Washington. At Mercer Island, you’ll be able to enjoy parks such as Luther Burbank Park or Groveland Beach Park. When you are ready to grab a bite, head on over to Mioposto Pizzeria and then finish up the evening with desert from Oh! Chocolate.

4. Lake Forest Park

Located just northeast of Seattle, you will find Lake Forest Park, a city developed as bedroom community with single family homes on medium to large sized lots. At Lake Forest Park, there is plenty of shopping to do at the Town Center which boasts stores such as Diamond in the Mall and Mad Cow Yarn. Close to the water and close to the city, Lake Forest Park is a great place to live if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Seattle, but still be close enough to get there in a short amount of time.

3. Camas

Camas is a city in Clark County, WA and sits just across the border from Oregon. At the last census, Camas sat at around 20,000 people. If you enjoy hiking and the outdoors, Camas may be the perfect place for you as it has many trails and parks. Additionally, you’re close to the Columbia River and have an opportunity to do plenty of fishing.

2. Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge is a small city located in Western Washington. One of the best things about Bainbridge Island is you can avoid all the traffic and still get to Seattle. This is because a ferry route runs from Bainbridge Island to Seattle every day. Another thing that you will find on Bainbridge Island is a rich art collection. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art displays exhibitions of local artists.

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1. Sammamish: The Safest City in Washington State

This brings us to the safest place to live in Washington State, Sammamish. Sammamish is the largest city on this list with a population of just around 65,000 people. There are plenty of activities in Sammamish that are great for the whole family. One of the most notable ones is Seattle’s Tall Ship. Second to that, you could take someone out on one of Seattle’s Seaplanes. There’s also no lack of food with paces such as Palace Korean BBQ or Tanoor.


Whether you are looking for a quiet place in the country, or something close to the city, you can find it on this list! If you’re interested in moving to any of these cities make sure to either fill out the form below or contact me directly! If you are concerned about the cost, we have resources that can help! For example, learn how to buy a house with no down payment.five

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