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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sammamish Valley median real estate price is $1,058,813, which is more expensive than 88.6% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 93.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sammamish Valley is currently $3,996, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.1% of the neighborhoods in Washington.

Sammamish Valley is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Redmond, Washington.

Sammamish Valley 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 renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Sammamish Valley neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.9% in Sammamish Valley. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 50.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 87.6% of the workforce in the Sammamish Valley neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

People

Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 82.8% of the adults living in the Sammamish Valley neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

In addition, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Sammamish Valley neighborhood is wealthier than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.

Modes of Transportation

In the Sammamish Valley neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 27.7% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Real Estate

Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Sammamish Valley neighborhood could be your paradise. With 30.4% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 3.2% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sammamish Valley neighborhood has more Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 42.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry.

Sammamish Valley is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 17.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the Sammamish Valley neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (46.2%) than are found in 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Sammamish Valley neighborhood in Redmond 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 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 77.5% of America'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 Sammamish Valley neighborhood, 87.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 5.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (5.1%), and 2.2% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Sammamish Valley neighborhood is English, spoken by 47.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Langs. of India, Korean and French.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Sammamish Valley neighborhood in Redmond, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (42.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.6%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (3.4%), among others. In addition, 46.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Sammamish Valley neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (45.9%) 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 (11.4%) and 7.3% 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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