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Top 6 Cities to live in Washington State

Overview of the Top 6 Cities to Live in Washington State

1. Kirkland

The top city on our list is Kirkland Washington!! Kirkland is located off the eastern shores of Lake Washington and serves as a great place to live for those commuting across the Seattle Metro area. Just a short 15-minute drive east of Seattle, the delightful downtown city center offers a pedestrian-friendly mix of locally owned coffee shops, boutiques, health and beauty spas, and award-winning restaurants and cafes. Kirkland is also made up of numerous vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own unique traits. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include Market St, Hougton, Rose Hill, and Juanita!

2. Redmond

The second city on our list is Redmond Washington! Redmond is known for its mix of urban and suburban feel, natural beauty, and high quality of life. It's home to many high-tech companies, including Microsoft and Nintendo of America. Redmond offers a variety of recreational opportunities, shopping and dining options, and safe neighborhoods. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include Education Hill, Overlake, Grass Lawn, and Sammamish Valley.

3. Bellevue

Third on our list is Bellevue Washington. Bellevue is one of the largest cities in Washington and serves as the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 160,000 jobs and a downtown skyline of gleaming high-rises. It boasts some of the most expensive homes in the country and award winning public schools. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include West Bellevue, North West Bellevue, BelRed, and Downtown Bellevue.

4. Seattle

Seattle City SkylineFourth on our list is Seattle Washington! Seattle is one of the most popular cities in the country and by far the biggest city in the state. It is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests. Seattle is also home to a large tech industry, with companies like Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. Seattle is by far the most expensive city to live in the state. Also, a number of neighborhoods in Seattle have low rated public schools and much higher crime rates than most cities in the state which is why it slipped so far down on our list. Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Seattle include West Seattle, Downtown Seattle, Queen Anne, and Cap Hill.

5. Woodinville

Number 5 on our list is Woodinville Washington! Located about 15 miles northeast of Seattle, Woodinville offers the benefits of a bustling urban center with some of the best parks and open areas in the state. Woodinville is known for its wine, tourism industries, and recreation opportunities. Woodinville is centrally located and allows an easy commute to anywhere from Bellevue to Bothell! Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Woodinville include Leota, Town Center, Wedge, and Cottage Lake. 

6. Bothell

Number 6 on our list is Bothell Washington. Bothell is located 25 minutes northeast of Seattle It is home to a number of tech and medical research companies. It also is home to the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College. With a population of approximately 43,000 it offers quiet family neighborhoods, bustling urban apartment centers, coffee houses, and award-winning restaurants. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include Riverfront, Canyon Park, Queensgate, and Maywood Hills. 

If you would like more information about any of these neighborhoods or if you would like to discuss which neighborhoods are best for you, reach out!!

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