Best Places to Live

Kirkland, WA

Population: 84,721
LIV
SCORE
637
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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.

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Kirkland, WA Ranking Data

Civic
78
Demographics
55
Economy
48
Education
84
Health
76
Housing
63
Infrastructure
56