Best Places to Live in Washington

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What you need to know about Washington

Approximately 60 percent of Washington residents live in the Seattle metro area. Among the other best places to live in Washington are Bellevue, Renton, Bellingham, Olympia, Redmond, Tacoma and Vancouver. Washington is a leading agricultural state along with industries such as aircraft, computer software, telecommunications and lumber, and residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational choices like Mount Rainier National Park and the Puget Sound. Top universities include Washington, Washington State and Eastern Washington.

 

8 Things Only Locals Know About Seattle
From the best dining spots to the greatest bargains, Seattle locals know where to go.
4 Reasons to Move to Seattle, WA
A booming economy, incredible food and music are just three things this Pacific Northwest city has to offer.
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.
Best Places to Live in Washington
Seattle, Bellevue, Renton are among many good options

Population

6,899,123
Up by 6%
seattle, wa
Seattle, WA Attractions You Can't Miss
The Space Needle, Pike Place Fish Market top an impressive list.
Seattle WA
8 Things Only Locals Know About Seattle
From the best dining spots to the greatest bargains, Seattle locals know where to go.
Seattle WA
7 Things to Do in Seattle
See why Seattle is such a special and memorable place.
Seattle WA
4 Reasons to Move to Seattle, WA
A booming economy, incredible food and music are just three things this Pacific Northwest city has to offer.
Washington affordable cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.
Washington affordable cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.

Housing

Homes Owned 63%
63% Complete
Homes Rented 37%
37% Complete

Median Home Price

$257,200
Higher than the national average
Washington affordable cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.

Washington affordable cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.

Washington affordable cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.

Featured Cities

Port of Olympia, WA
Why Olympia, WA is One of America's Best Places to Live
A thriving arts scene and excellent schools helped Washington's capital land on our 100 Best Places to Live list.
A pink dogwood tree helps frame the capitol building in Olympia, WA against a bright blue sky.
8 Reasons to Move to Olympia, WA
From mountain views to great restaurants, Olympia offers attractive living options
best places for fishing
The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.

Median Household Income

$60,294
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 32%
32% Complete
Graduated High School 90%
90% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About Washington Cities

Seattle, WA Attractions You Can't Miss
The Space Needle, Pike Place Fish Market top an impressive list.

8 Things Only Locals Know About Seattle
From the best dining spots to the greatest bargains, Seattle locals know where to go.

7 Things to Do in Seattle
See why Seattle is such a special and memorable place.

4 Reasons to Move to Seattle, WA
A booming economy, incredible food and music are just three things this Pacific Northwest city has to offer.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Washington
Looking to move to the Pacific Northwest on a budget? Well, these five cities are a great place to start.

Why Olympia, WA is One of America's Best Places to Live
A thriving arts scene and excellent schools helped Washington's capital land on our 100 Best Places to Live list.

8 Reasons to Move to Olympia, WA
From mountain views to great restaurants, Olympia offers attractive living options

The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.

The Most Popular National Parks in the U.S.
The best 10 places in the country to get your great outdoors on.

10 Best Places to Maximize G.I. Bill Benefits
Looking to get the most bang for your G.I. Bill buck? We've got you covered.

Top 10 Summer Music Festivals in Smaller Cities 2016
Summer music festivals can be found all over the U.S., and these smaller cities have ones that can rival the biggest

The 20 Best Food Trucks in the U.S.
If you died and went to food truck heaven, these are the ones you'd find there.

You Won't Believe How These 41 Cities Are Honoring Motherhood
What started as a small event in Wisconsin, has grown into an international phenomenon.

You Won't Believe How These 41 Cities Are Honoring Motherhood
What started as a small event in Wisconsin, has grown into an international phenomenon.

10 Best Cities for Viewing Meteor Showers
Grab some popcorn and a blanket: It's showtime.

9 Reasons to Move to Bellevue, WA
Breathtaking views and a killer housing market are just a couple perks you'll enjoy living in this town.

Want to Live Longer? Move Here, Study Says
A new study out of Stanford, MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, and the U.S. Treasury has pinpointed America's longest-living cities.

7 April Fools Pranks That Tricked Entire Cities
Just wait 'til you see what happened in Seattle

Why Spokane, WA Is a Great Place to Live
Washington’s second-largest city has a secret sauce all its own

How to Survive a Move Away from Family
Transplants Cameron Watson and Brittany Parker work to navigate a new landscape and forge meaningful connections.

Best Places to Live in Washington