A couple walks across a slackline at a park in Richland, WA.


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Civics 83
Demographics 64
Economy 45
Education 63
Health 46
Housing 62
Infrastructure 53

#64. Richland, WA

Located near the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia rivers, Richland has been the home of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory since 1965. Technology and research anchor the economy in Richland, a city with vast natural amenities that attract young, active families. Good schools, diverse housing options and a socially engaged population help make Richland one of the Best Places to Live.

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