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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Issaquah Highlands median real estate price is $767,195, which is more expensive than 61.2% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 79.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Issaquah Highlands is currently $4,143, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in Washington.

Issaquah Highlands is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Issaquah, Washington.

Issaquah Highlands real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Issaquah Highlands are 3.7%, which is lower than one will find in 75.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Issaquah Highlands is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Issaquah, the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

If you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood. A whopping 93.1% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new. In fact, the concentration of newer homes here is so great that they completely dominate the landscape. In most neighborhoods, there is a mixture of ages of residential real estate, but here it is almost completely built during one time frame: 2000 through today.

In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 24.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Occupations

The Issaquah Highlands neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 76.4% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood, analysis shows that 30.3% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (10.6% ride the bus) than 95.1% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Diversity

Did you know that the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood has more Canadian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 2.3% have Eastern European ancestry.

Issaquah Highlands is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Langs. of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood in Issaquah are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 93.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 58.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood, 76.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 14.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (4.8%), and 4.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood is English, spoken by 55.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India, Chinese, Arabic and Vietnamese.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood in Issaquah, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (30.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.9%), and residents who report English roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (5.1%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (4.3%), among others. In addition, 36.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Issaquah Highlands neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (38.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (15.8%) and 10.6% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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