01-11-2013 12:30 PM
We are looking for a home in an area with affordable prices but more importantly an area that is safe for a family of 3 + 1 to come. What are the thoughts and opinions of the Lake City area? Some have suggested that the area has a higher than normal crime rate and number of homeless facilities.
01-11-2013 02:29 PM
Unless you are a home-school or private school family, I'd suggest you find a good public school district first, as it will likely encompass safe neighborhoods for your family.
01-17-2013 09:36 AM
With children, I'd also recommend looking a little further north (north of 145th), which would get you into the Shoreline Schools...Lake Forest Park would be far preferable to Lake City and has great schools (I am admittedly biased on that recommendation though). A little further south would also (generally) be a better option.
01-18-2013 01:37 AM - edited 01-18-2013 01:38 AM
Yes, I'd stay away from Lake City. Like mentioned, Lake Forest Park is close and is a better area. You can keep going that direction towards Kenmore and Bothell.