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Places With The Best Housing In Washington 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • West Richland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,407
  • If you are looking to relocate to south central Washington State, then I highly recommend considering living in West Richland, Washington. West Richland is considered a rural town, but there is so much…[read more]
76
  • Fife, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,645
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  • Richland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,227
  • Wind gust.up to 40, dry No restaurants hardly 7 active nuclear reactors.water contaminated a nuclear stuff. No place to go. Cancer rate high. Awfu. Owels,…[read more]
79
  • Sumner, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,691
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  • Union Gap, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,125
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  • Town and Country, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,048
73
  • Orting, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,254
  • I love any opportunity to enjoy Orting. A quaint valley town nestled in the valley of Mt. Rainier, beautiful mountain view wherever you go. What most small towns lack, Orting has. Downtown has an…[read more]
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  • Parkland, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,998
  • Parkland, Washington is a great town to live in. Home to Pacific Lutheran University, there's always some college action going on, which was something I always enjoyed. I also loved the fact that there…[read more]
76
  • Prosser, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,860
70
  • Orchards, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,249
  • Orchards, WA is the hub of Vancouver. It is a large suburb in between downtown Vancouver and Camas. This is where everything is to do. The schools are great, and have great after school programs and…[read more]
69
  • Spanaway, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,834
  • I lived in Spanawag for a few years with my family while my step-father was serving in the army. Everyday we would go outside and ride our bikes through the neighborhood as new construction was taking…[read more]
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  • Grandview, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,098
  • I have lived in this city since I was born. Grandview is a favorite city to reside and raise a family. Presence of work gives me allows me to have enough money to care for my family. It is pleasing to…[read more]
72
  • Pasco, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 68,567
  • Making up the area referred to as the Tri-Cities in Washington state, Pasco has had a bad rap over the years. With a diverse culture it incorporates a lot of ethnicity into the community and often these…[read more]
59
  • Wapato, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,062
71
  • Frederickson, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,307
  • If you've ever thought about finding a smaller place to settle down, then I will be the first to tell you that our little town of Frederickson might just be a perfect fit for you. Even though the town…[read more]
84
  • Duvall, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,534
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  • Puyallup, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,274
  • I have lived here for more than 30 years. people have gotten so disrespectful. People here are rude and disrespectful. No real policing of the area. They just try to be everyones friend instead of…[read more]
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  • Graham, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,897
  • The best thing about Graham is that it is quiet and has nice lakes for fishing. We are not that far from the mountains in Seattle, which offer more activities. We have the normal fast food restaurants…[read more]
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  • South Hill, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,194
  • I lived in South Hill, Washington for most of my 20s. South Hill is a census-designated area just south of Puyallup, Washington. I was lucky to find a home in my price range that sat on the Puyallup…[read more]
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  • Kennewick, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 77,975
  • If you are looking for the tallest tower in tri cities you might as well go to the trios southbridge in Kennewick it ks…[read more]
70
  • Monroe, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,906
  • Located about 30 miles away from the city of Seattle, Monroe is a small town in Snohomish County, WA. Living in Monroe has been an overall pleasant experience, I personally love being surrounded by green…[read more]
66
  • Milton, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,239
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  • Spokane Valley, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,322
  • Spokane Valley, WA is only eleven years old. I was working in an office near the Idaho and Washington line in what is now Spokane Valley when the controversial vote for incorporation happened. This city…[read more]
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  • Redmond, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,268
  • I lived in Redmond Washington for 10 years during the 1990s. I loved the small town ambiance of the area. It's located just a mere short distance from famous Seattle Washington so there is plenty to do…[read more]
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  • Covington, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,172
  • I feel really safe when i am in Covington, Washington. This city has a tight nit community that makes all of the city residents feel safe. Never do you have to worry about any type of domestic violence…[read more]
72
  • Vancouver, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 169,982
  • I visit Vancouver, Washington several times a year, for conventions and cultural events. In fact, Vancouver is only about a 15-20 minute drive from Portland as the Interstate Bridge connects the two,…[read more]
83
  • Maple Valley, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,093
  • Living in Maple Valley, Washington is perfect for people like me looking to raise their family in a safe and relaxed bedroom community of Seattle. Maple Valley offers the ideal mix of quiet suburbia…[read more]
64
  • Tacoma, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 205,602
  • My husband and I moved to Tacoma five years ago after having lived in eight other cities in New England, the Midwest, the South, and the Southwest USA over a period of 25 years. Our experience of the…[read more]
80
  • Washougal, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,987
  • Living in Washougal has been a great experience. This small city is Located in the State of Washington, but it sits right at the Oregon Border about 23 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. I think the…[read more]
83
  • University Place, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,342
  • I always reveled in the small town feel when living in University Place Washington. The thriving city has a population of over 31,000 and was named for its private liberal arts school, the University of…[read more]
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  • Bremerton, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,388
  • I loved living here! There's nothing quite like that small-town feel when you can still hop a ferry and do the big-city nightlife thing! See, Bremerton is Navy town, across Puget Sound from Seattle. A…[read more]
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  • Tumwater, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,684
  • I loved living in Tumwater, WA when I was going to school. It was a very short drive from Olympia, a big college town. It also has a very large native american population because the tribe land is there,…[read more]
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  • North Lynnwood, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,384
  • I loved living in North Lynnwood Washington for the past 2 years. The city provides a fantastic living for families and single adults. Lynnwood is a large city in Metropolitan Seattle. It has a rather…[read more]
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  • Bonney Lake, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,022
  • I love living in Bonney Lake! Rainy seasons give way to mild Summer weather, which presents us locals with the chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine! Bonney Lake is a small town located about 40 miles…[read more]
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  • Aberdeen, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,335
  • I recently moved to Aberdeen from San Diego, what I love about this town are the beautiful homes, walkable neighborhoods, and friendly shopkeepers. There is a great sense of unity in most sectors. New…[read more]
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  • Pacific, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,042
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  • Camas, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,393
  • Camas has gentrified into an amazing place. Consider this: old time parks and ball fields, an idyllic downtown with open air dining and brewpubs, nicely curated boutiques, one of the best school systems…[read more]
85
  • Mill Creek, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,372
  • Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound, Mill Creek, Washington is a picturesque suburb of Seattle. I love living in Mill Creek, Washington because of the proximity it has to the bustling…[read more]
63
  • Seattle, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 668,849
  • Seattle was a nice place to grow up, then the dotcom bubble made instant millionaires out of all the hippie burnouts in the Bay Area. They all moved up here and started making noise in politics. The…[read more]
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  • Yakima, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,338
  • Recently bought this trailer, 78 inch version and ran into a few problems, but the biggest complaint is that lack of service or care by Yakima. Here is what I ran into...1) Counter sunk holes for…[read more]
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  • Sunnyside, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,217
  • Sunnyside, WA is a small agricultural-based town located outside of Yakima. There are around 16,000 people living here and most people who are employed either work in the fields, one of the wineries, or…[read more]
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  • Bellevue, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 136,718
  • The highlights of Living in Bellevue Downtown- Bellevue residents are some of the most highly educated in the state, with over 60 percent having a bachelor's degree or higher- Downtown is extremely…[read more]
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  • Everett, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,580
  • I moved here over a year a go. I was told there is less crime up north of Seattle than south. I bought a beautiful condo on West Casino Road just steps from the Boeing Plant. Bad move! This place is so…[read more]
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  • Toppenish, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,977
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  • Lakeland South, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,525
  • Beautiful suburban neighborhoods make this place quite the destination for many who are looking to live south of Seattle, due to the fact that we are very close to the I-5 freeway and about 30 minutes…[read more]
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  • Spokane, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 212,078
  • https://archive.org/details/File1_2018 First-hand Documentation of criminal harassment, mob mentality, intimidation, gangland, vandalism, graffiti, littering, burn markings, and a dangerous antisocial…[read more]
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  • Lacey, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,644
  • I moved to Lacey, WA about three years ago from the busy city of Atlantic City, NJ. I made the move because of a job, but once I arrived in the city, I started to rethink that decision. This is a small…[read more]
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  • Auburn, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,607
  • I lived in Auburn, WA for several years while I worked at the Boeing plant that is located there. Overall, I really enjoyed my experience while I lived in Auburn. The biggest draw to Auburn is the fact…[read more]
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  • Burlington, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,572
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  • Tanglewilde, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,326

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Washington. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Washington to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Washington as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Washington, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.