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.

 

The 8 Most Breathtaking Canyons in Washington
Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for the walks of a lifetime.
The Best Places to Visit in Washington State
Here are 9 things in Washington state that you have to check out.
8 Things to Do in Washington
Attractions include Mount Rainier, Space Needle, whales
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.

Population

6,899,123
Up by 6%
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.
popular national parks
The Most Popular National Parks in the U.S.
The best 10 places in the country to get your great outdoors on.
Georgetown University
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.
What the Festival in Dufur, Ore., hosts the Northwest's largest pool party.
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

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.

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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.
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.

More About Washington Cities

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 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.

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.

These Are the 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.

America's Top 10 College Tailgate Cities
Big parties bring excitement to autumn football weekends

Things to do in Olympia, WA
Nine reasons to consider a move to one of the Pacific Northwest's star cities

Things to Do in Renton, WA
Renton offers fun and games to families year round

Westward Ho! Chicago Native Lands Dream Job, Adopts New Hometown
Boeing engineer discovers Everett, Wash., is full of pleasant surprises

Best Places to Live in Washington