City of Shoreline
Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Shoreline ranks 91st of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
Shoreline began in 1890 with the platting of the neighborhood of Richmond Beach, on Puget Sound, in anticipation of the arrival of the Great Northern Railroad the next year. Over the next two decades, Shoreline was connected to City of Seattle via the Seattle-Everett Interurban streetcar line (1906) and a newly paved North Trunk Road (now Aurora Avenue N., State Route 99) (1913), helping to increase its population.
The name "Shoreline" first came to be applied to this stretch of unincorporated King County in 1944, when it was given to the school district. Fifty-one years later, on August 31, 1995, Shoreline was officially incorporated as a code city and adopted the council-manager form of government.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.3 km² (11.7 mi²). 30.2 km² (11.7 sq. mi.) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.17%) is water.
There are 330 acres (1.3 km²) of park land in Shoreline, divided among 25 parks. Shoreview and Boeing Creek Parks, which abut Shoreline Community College, contain a ravine through which flows Boeing Creek on its way to Hidden Lake and Puget Sound.