Lake Forest Park, WA
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Lake Forest Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,266 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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Lake Forest Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lake Forest Park a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lake Forest Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lake Forest Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Lake Forest Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.97 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Lake Forest Park, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Lake Forest Park is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town 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 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.

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