Bellevue makes Top 100 places to live in the country

November 19, 2013 by  

In a study published last month, Bellevue was ranked in 12th place out of the 100 best places to live in the United States. The research was conducted by the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto for the Livability.com website.

The study considered areas with a population between 20,000 and 350,000, with a total of 1,200 cities being selected for the research. The categories in which cities were assessed were social and civic capital, healthcare, education, housing, economics, infrastructure, amenities, and demographics.

Bellevue’s position just outside of the top 10 was helped by it scoring particularly well in the amenities category, with 86 out of a possible 100. The group includes access to nature and parks, recreational options, entertainment, and cultural sites.

Overall, Washington did well in the study, with six cities placed in the top 100 places to live. Including Bellevue, the state’s other entrants were Bellingham, Tacoma, Redmond, Everett, and Vancouver. The city rated as the place to live in the U.S. was Palo Alto in California, which was ranked especially highly for its amenities and educational provisions. Florida and California were the only states to match or better Washington’s achievement of having six or more cities placed on the list.

Companies in the Bellevue area will be able to include this positive information on any stationery they use as part of a marketing campaign, including digital business cards or any other printing services obtained from local print companies.

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