About Renton, WA (Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights median real estate price is $627,546, which is more expensive than 71.3% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 85.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights is currently $2,251, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.9% of the neighborhoods in Washington.

Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Renton, Washington.

Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

In Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.0% of neighborhoods in America. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

Notable & Unique: People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights is among the best neighborhoods for families in Washington. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.3% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Washington. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood may actually hold the key. 65.0% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood in Renton 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 89.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.8% 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 72.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood, 57.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 20.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.9%), and 7.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Chinese.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood in Renton, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.3%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (17.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.1%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (5.5%), among others. In addition, 15.2% 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 Lake Desire / Maple Valley Heights neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (86.6%) 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 (10.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to WA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Fairwood Elementary School
16600 148th Ave Se
Renton, WA 98058
PK-06
Kentridge High School
12430 Se 208th St
Kent, WA 98031
09-12
Ridgewood Elementary School
18030 162nd Pl Se
Renton, WA 98058
PK-06
Northwood Middle School
17007 Se 184th St
Renton, WA 98058
07-08
Nelsen Middle School
2403 Jones Ave S
Renton, WA 98055
06-08
Lindbergh Senior High School
16426 128th Ave Se
Renton, WA 98058
09-12
Tiffany Park Elementary School
1601 Lake Youngs Way Se
Renton, WA 98058
KG-05
Maple View Middle School
18200 Se 240th St
Covington, WA 98042
06-08
Shadow Lake Elementary School
22620 Sweeney Road Se
Maple Valley, WA 98038
PK-05
Tahoma Senior High School
23499 Se Tahoma Way
Maple Valley, WA 98038
09-12
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Washington

(10 is best)

Better than of WA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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RENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Washington

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Better than of WA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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TAHOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Washington

(10 is best)

Better than of WA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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