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Overview

Introduction to Lake Forest Park, Washington

Lake Forest Park, Washington is 2 miles E of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 10 miles N of Seattle, Washington. It is in King county. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metro area. The population of Lake Forest Park is 13,142.

Lake Forest Park History

Lake Forest Park is among the earliest planned communities in the Seattle area. Ole Hanson and A.H. Reid established it in 1912. They intended it to be a picturesque retreat for professionals, and developers strived to preserve the natural landmarks of the area. It was officially incorporated in June 1961 and continued to exist as a small town until the 1990s. This is when it expanded its borders through a series of annexations.

Lake Forest Park and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Washington
  • Burke Gilman Trail
  • Third Place Commons
  • Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Saint Edward State Park
  • Edmonds Arts Festival Museum

Things To Do In Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park has several parks, playgrounds, streams, and wetlands. There are a couple of beach clubs on Lake Washington which offer lake and boat ramp facilities. The Burke Gilman Trail runs along the lakeshore and connects Puget Sound with the foothills of Cascade Range. The city also provides opportunities for shopping and dining. The Third Place Commons is a popular hangout area which also serves as the venue for various special events and programs.

Lake Forest Park Transportation

Boeing Field/King County International is a few minutes away.

Lake Forest Park Higher Education

Edmonds Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and Seattle Community College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,156
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+6,774
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married61.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.5%
Median Earnings25+$59,008
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,977
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,861

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,950
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation8.6%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,414
Median House Value$464,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.5%
German18%
English15.8%
Irish13.1%
Norwegian6.9%
Swedish4.9%
French Except Basque4.9%
Scottish4.1%
Italian3.6%
Polish1.9%
Dutch1.4%
Welsh1.3%
Russian1.1%
Arab1%
Danishn0.9%
Iranian0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Czech0.7%
Syrian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Serbian0.4%
African0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Icelander0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Lake Forest Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98155
Phone Area Codes206,425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.75
Approximate Longitude-122.29

Lake Forest Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationEVERETT
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp54 to 73 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bothell43,153$106,930
Brier6,530$121,086
Kenmore21,830$109,041
Mountlake Terrace20,747$75,671
Shoreline55,021$89,294
Woodway1,367$183,594

Lake Forest Park Public Schools

Lake Forest Park Elementary
18500 37th Avenue N.e.
ZIP: 98155
(206) 393-4130
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Brookside Elementary
17447 37th Avenue N.e.
ZIP: 98155
(206) 393-4140
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
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