Lake Forest Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,392 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lake Forest Park is the 70th largest community in Washington.
Lake Forest Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Lake Forest Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lake Forest Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Forest Park is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Forest Park who work in management occupations (17.08%), sales jobs (8.77%), and office and administrative support (8.75%).
Also of interest is that Lake Forest Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Lake Forest Park is also a city of artists. Lake Forest Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lake Forest Park’s character.
In addition, Lake Forest Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Lake Forest Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lake Forest Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lake Forest Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Lake Forest Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.97 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small city, Lake Forest Park has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lake Forest Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lake Forest Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.53% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lake Forest Park in 2010 was $49,652, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,608 for a family of four.
Lake Forest Park is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Forest Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Forest Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Forest Park include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Lake Forest Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.