These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Seattle


We used science and data to determine which Seattle neighborhoods have the richest people.

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Richest Neighborhoods In Seattle

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Seattle has to offer. Where houses go for over 4.57x the national median and household incomes are 3.52x the national median.

But where exactly in Seattle do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Denny-Blaine where the median income is a cool $130,959. Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Seattle out of 78:

  1. Denny-Blaine
  2. Laurelhurst
  3. Montlake
  4. Broadmoor
  5. Madison Park
  6. North Beach
  7. Leschi
  8. Windermere
  9. View Ridge
  10. Madrona

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,174,190. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank acount for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find wher your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Seattle.
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How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Seattle

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.

And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criteria:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

We ranked every neighborhood in Seattle by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Denny-Blaine, was named the richest neighborhood in Seattle.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be International District.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Seattle ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Seattle

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Denny-Blaine $176,160
2 Laurelhurst $131,781
3 Montlake $117,965
4 Broadmoor $116,076
5 Madison Park $114,588
6 North Beach $105,890
7 Leschi $103,943
8 Windermere $102,998
9 View Ridge $102,866
10 Madrona $101,923
11 Magnolia $99,705
12 Hawthorne Hills $99,390
13 Madison Valley $96,291
14 Fauntleroy $93,747
15 Wedgwood $93,199
16 Matthews Beach $90,737
17 Bryant $89,924
18 Queen Anne $88,061
19 Arbor Heights $88,060
20 Ravenna $87,758
21 Portage Bay $87,502
22 Olympic Manor $86,656
23 Sunset Hill $85,071
24 Loyal Heights $85,061
25 Phinney Ridge $84,707
26 Wallingford $84,017
27 Roosevelt $83,292
28 Green Lake $82,977
29 Whittier Heights $81,262
30 West Seattle $79,427
31 Blue Ridge $79,345
32 Broadview $79,137
33 Seward Park $78,581
34 Admiral $78,496
35 Alki $76,472
36 Maple Leaf $74,702
37 Crown Hill $73,806
38 Ballard $73,801
39 Riverview $72,565
40 Industrial District $72,473
41 Westlake $72,293
42 Mount Baker $71,761
43 North Delridge $71,658
44 Pioneer Square $71,366
45 Greenwood $71,108
46 Meadowbrook $71,089
47 Fremont $69,816
48 Interbay $67,912
49 Victory Heights $66,513
50 Sand Point $65,969
51 Roxhill $64,270
52 Eastlake $64,186
53 Capitol Hill $64,103
54 Belltown $61,699
55 North College Park $61,235
56 Cedar Park $60,982
57 Pinehurst $59,256
58 Haller Lake $57,247
59 Central District $56,386
60 High Point $56,272
61 Atlantic $55,664
62 Rainier Beach $55,424
63 Lower Queen Anne $54,045
64 South Delridge $53,041
65 Highland Park $52,940
66 Beacon Hill $52,761
67 Columbia City $52,093
68 Brighton $50,865
69 South Lake Union $50,278
70 Olympic Hills $49,092
71 Georgetown $48,801
72 South Park $48,658
73 Bitter Lake $48,075
74 Downtown $47,776
75 Northgate $43,631
76 First Hill $38,205
77 University District $37,269
78 International District $24,932

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