Another website has ranked Snoqualmie one of the best Washington cities to live in. This time it’s HomeSnacks, which says it “combines recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps, and dozens of other sources into bite-sized studies to help you understand what it’s like to live in different communities across the country.”
The website ranked 120 Washington cities with more than 5,000 residents using a number of criteria, including median home value, median income, population density (higher better for scoring), unemployment rate, commute time, crime, education levels, health insurance coverage and poverty rates.
It then took the average rank across all criteria, with the city posting the lowest overall score getting the crown of Best Place to Live in Washington.
Snoqualmie came in at #4 on this year’s list – the same ranking as last year. The city’s low crime (11th lowest) and unemployment rates (3.3%), median home value ($582,000) and residents with high paying jobs ($144,000 avg.) put it near the top behind Brier (3), Sammamish (2) and Mercer Island (1). The website also states that Snoqualmie’s “cost of living is lower than it should be.”
Rounding out the top 10 behind Snoqualmie were Redmond(5), Duvall(6), Mill Creek(7), Kirkland(8), Lake Forest Park(9) and Bellevue(10).