Listed above are the best places to live in Yakima, WA for 2016. The list is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Yakima, WA, followed by the best places to live near Yakima, WA, sorted by Livability Score. To customize the list of best places to live in and around Yakima, WA, you are able to sort by what categories are most important to you from the dropdown. You can also choose to display cities only, neighborhoods only or both city and neighborhoods. The population dropdown will allow you to customize the size of the cities that you would like to appear in the list.