The Best Places to Live by Jesse Tam. The Northwest and greater metropolitan Seattle is a destination city for both tourism and people relocating in the work place. Low inventory of homes in the Seattle/Bellevue area has made it more difficult for buyers who want to purchase a home.
Based on the survey from US News and Word Report, these are factors for where people may make their decisions for moving. The Quality of Life rankings were compiled, which include crime rates, quality and availability of health care, quality of education, well-being and average morning commute time
Seattle ranked #7 on the list.
Home to business giants Amazon, Starbucks and Microsoft, it’s no question Seattle is one of the highest-ranking metro areas for its job market. Long a destination for those in the tech industry, Seattle was voted one of the top 10 most desirable cities. Seattle’s proximity to Puget Sound and mountains to the east make it a top spot to visit for tourists throughout the year.
Metro Population: 3,557,037
Median Home Sale Price: $362,468
Median Annual Salary: $59,130
Some of the other cities listed on included: Denver, Austin, Boise, San Francisco, San Jose, Raleigh-Durham, Washington, DC and others.