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liv score
637
How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 78
Demographics 55
Economy 48
Education 84
Health 76
Housing 63
Infrastructure 56

#40. Kirkland, WA

Google is one of many high-tech companies that have offices in Kirkland, a city with an economy strong in technology as well as education, manufacturing and tourism.

Kirkland’s job market is a big draw, but it’s not too shabby to look at either: the city overlooks beautiful Lake Washington, and the summer months draw locals and tourists to the waterfront parks and beaches. Kirkland residents can choose from a variety of housing styles in unique neighborhoods, and a quaint downtown district features restaurants, shops, a performing arts center and a collection of interesting public art sculptures.

Parents can enroll their children in a high-ranking Lake Washington School District, and EvergreenHealth is a premier hospital that provides advanced medical services to put residents’ minds at ease.

Find out more about Kirkland right here.

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