Snoqualmie named #3 Best Place to Raise Family in Washington

Did you know? Washingtonians earn the 12th highest per-capita personal income in the country – and between 2015 and 2016experienced the fourth highest income growth?  More evidence why housing developments continue to pop up at a fast pace in the Snoqualmie Valley.

A lot of people are moving to the state these days – so one local website decided to rank what cities might be the best place when it comes to setting down roots and starting a family.

It looks like three Eastside cities landed in the top five on a list of the Best Places to Raise a Family in Washington – with Snoqualmie coming in at number three – behind West Richland and Sammamish.

The list was put together by WalletHub, an online personal finance website, and was tabulated by comparing 21 key indicators “of a suitable environment for raising kids” among 111 of the biggest Washington cities.

Those indicators stretched across four categories: Family Life & Fun, Education, Health & Safety, Affordability and  Socioeconomics and looked at things like median family income – to quality of school districts – to housing affordability.

[See full methodology HERE.]

[Note: It appears North Bend may have been too small to have been included in the ranking, as only city limit populations were used,]

WalletHub’s Top 11 Places to Raise a Family in Washington 

  1. West Richland
  2. Sammamish
  3. Snoqualmie
  4. Klahanie
  5. Bainbridge Island
  6. Woodinville
  7. Richland
  8. Redmond
  9. Maple Valley
  10. New Castle
  11. Issaquah

Photo credit: Don Detrick

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