Best Places to Live in Washington

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Washington by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Washington is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Washington has a population of 6,971,406 and a population density of 96.7. The capital city is Olympia and the largest city in Washington is Seattle. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Clyde Hill, WAPopulation: 3,01588A+FA+A+A+A+C+
2Woodway, WAPopulation: 1,39986A+FA+A+A+A+C
3Mercer Island, WAPopulation: 22,92285A+FA+A+A+A+C+
4Sammamish, WAPopulation: 46,40585AFA+A+A+A+C+
5Bainbridge Island, WAPopulation: 22,93385A+FA+A+AA+C
6Yarrow Point, WAPopulation: 1,06485AFA+A+A+A+C+
7Beaux Arts Village, WAPopulation: 45585B+FA+A+A+A+C+
8Richland, WAPopulation: 48,55685A+AAABBC
9Woodinville, WAPopulation: 10,94584A+FA+A+AAC
10Bothell East, WAPopulation: 7,80684A+FA+AB+AC
11Redmond, WAPopulation: 54,38984A+FA+AAAC+
12Klahanie, WAPopulation: 11,99184AFA+A+AA+C+
13Monroe North, WAPopulation: 1,88584A+FA+AAAC
14Snoqualmie, WAPopulation: 10,50084AFA+AA+AC+
15Medina, WAPopulation: 2,99684BFA+A+A+A+C+
16Issaquah, WAPopulation: 30,47383A+FA+A+B+AC+
17Duvall, WAPopulation: 6,70683A+FA+AAAC
18Bellevue, WAPopulation: 122,87383A+FAAB+A+C+
19Kenmore, WAPopulation: 20,58983A+FA+AB+AC
20Vashon, WAPopulation: 10,85483AFA+AB+AC
21Millwood, WAPopulation: 1,65083A+AA+AC+BD+
22Maple Valley, WAPopulation: 22,66383B+FA+AAAC+
23West Richland, WAPopulation: 11,90483CAA+AB+BC
24Bryant, WAPopulation: 1,86182A+FA+B+B+AC
25Canterwood, WAPopulation: 3,42782BFA+A+AAC
26Mill Creek, WAPopulation: 18,16382A+FA+AAAC
27Felida, WAPopulation: 7,41682BFA+A+AAC+
28Duluth, WAPopulation: 1,46182A+DA+BBAC
29College Place, WAPopulation: 8,72082AAA+B+CBC+
30Esperance, WAPopulation: 3,43482A+FA+ABAC
31Camas, WAPopulation: 19,48382A+DA+AB+AC+
32Larch Way, WAPopulation: 3,64082A+FA+B+AAC
33Lake Forest Park, WAPopulation: 12,71882AFA+A+AAC
34Hunts Point, WAPopulation: 49882CFA+A+A+A+C+
35Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WAPopulation: 21,42282CFA+A+A+A+C+
36Cottage Lake, WAPopulation: 23,41682C+FA+A+A+A+C
37Newcastle, WAPopulation: 10,35882AFAA+AA+C+
38Mill Creek East, WAPopulation: 15,26982A+FAAAAC
39Fircrest, WAPopulation: 6,51181A+DA+B+BAC
40Prairie Heights, WAPopulation: 4,06881A+DA+AB+B+C
41Meadowdale, WAPopulation: 2,83581AFA+AB+AC
42Brier, WAPopulation: 6,14281AFA+B+AAC
43Clearview, WAPopulation: 3,35681BFA+AAAC
44Green Bluff, WAPopulation: 1,07081DAA+B+AAD+
45Kirkland, WAPopulation: 49,09081A+FBAB+A+C+
46Cathcart, WAPopulation: 2,57081C+FA+A+A+A+C
47Liberty Lake, WAPopulation: 7,47581B+D+A+AB+B+D+
48Bothell, WAPopulation: 33,66481A+FAABAC
49Edmonds, WAPopulation: 39,92581A+FAABAC
50Maltby, WAPopulation: 11,40381BFA+AAA+C
51Bothell West, WAPopulation: 15,85881A+FB+AB+AC
52Picnic Point, WAPopulation: 8,88681AFAAAAC
53Raft Island, WAPopulation: 39881DCA+A+AAC
54Washougal, WAPopulation: 14,03181A+DA+B+BB+C+
55Leavenworth, WAPopulation: 2,40081A+CA+B+CB+D+
56Battle Ground, WAPopulation: 17,42880A+DA+BBBC+
57Langley, WAPopulation: 1,00780A+FA+ACAC
58Pullman, WAPopulation: 29,89580A+C+A+A+DBD+
59DuPont, WAPopulation: 8,12980BDA+A+B+AC
60Dayton, WAPopulation: 2,85280C+A+A+B+CC+C+
61Fife Heights, WAPopulation: 2,03080BFA+AB+AC
62Chelan, WAPopulation: 3,90580A+DA+BCAD+
63Fairwood, WAPopulation: 20,64780ADB+AAAC+
64Walla Walla East, WAPopulation: 1,56780CCA+ABB+C+
65Montesano, WAPopulation: 3,93280AC+A+BC+BC
66Mukilteo, WAPopulation: 20,26380C+FA+A+AA+C
67Lynden, WAPopulation: 12,07280ADA+B+C+B+C
68Cherry Grove, WAPopulation: 51580BDAA+BAC+
69Bethel, WAPopulation: 3,60180ADA+B+B+B+C
70Sunnyslope, WAPopulation: 3,44480BDA+AB+AD+
71Burbank, WAPopulation: 3,37480D+A+A+BB+BC
72Enumclaw, WAPopulation: 10,96380A+DABBB+C+
73Ridgefield, WAPopulation: 4,81880C+DA+AB+AC
74Hockinson, WAPopulation: 4,91180CFA+AB+AC+
75Colfax, WAPopulation: 2,81780BA+A+ACCD+
76Garrett, WAPopulation: 1,32080B+BA+BCB+C+
77Normandy Park, WAPopulation: 6,37480AFB+AB+A+C
78Kennewick, WAPopulation: 73,64080A+A+C+BC+BC
79Martha Lake, WAPopulation: 15,78580A+DB+AB+AC
80East Wenatchee, WAPopulation: 13,16980A+BAC+C+BD+
81Sunday Lake, WAPopulation: 1,03780FD+A+A+A+AC
82Browns Point, WAPopulation: 1,17679CFA+A+B+A+C
83Bunk Foss, WAPopulation: 3,73079C+FA+B+AAC
84Prosser, WAPopulation: 5,68079A+A+B+C+C+C+C
85Ruston, WAPopulation: 76479ADBA+B+AC
86La Center, WAPopulation: 2,86979C+DA+ABB+C
87Steilacoom, WAPopulation: 6,06579BDA+ABAC
88Friday Harbor, WAPopulation: 2,32779A+DA+BCAC
89Davenport, WAPopulation: 1,99079BA+A+B+CC+D
90Black Diamond, WAPopulation: 4,17079CDA+AB+AC+
91Fobes Hill, WAPopulation: 2,50079BFA+B+BAC
92Clinton, WAPopulation: 1,02079C+FA+A+BAC
93Freeland, WAPopulation: 2,14779BDA+ABAC
94Fall City, WAPopulation: 2,28279BFA+BBAC+
95Shoreline, WAPopulation: 53,28279A+FBABAC
96North Puyallup, WAPopulation: 1,83579A+CA+CCBC
97McMillin, WAPopulation: 1,75179DCA+AB+AC
98North Bend, WAPopulation: 5,84779A+FCAB+AC+
99East Renton Highlands, WAPopulation: 12,62779BFAAAAC+
100Mirrormont, WAPopulation: 4,42679DFA+A+AA+C+
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