Where are the Best Places to Live in the U.S.? Sequim has been identified as one of the 10 Best Places to Retire in magazine articles and has been praised in many articles over the past 15 years as one of the Best Places to Live. CNN Money Magazine recently published its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S., and the State of Washington has three slots in the top 18. Here is the list of the top 25.
Best Places to Live in the U.S.
Rank City Population
|14||Arden Hills, MN||9,600|
|19||Castle Rock, CO||37,200|
|21||Hunter’s Creek, FL||11,700|
|22||South Brunswick, NJ||42,000|
|23||North Salt Lake, UT||13,800|
|25||West Goshen, PA||8,900|
Best Places to Live in Washington
Mukilteo, Sammamish, and Newcastle are the three Washington cities identified in the list of Best Places to Live. The reason I mention this is because Sequim has so much in common with these three winners, it is obvious that based on the criteria for choosing the Best Places to Live in Washington, Sequim is clearly a winner too. Of course, there can only be 100 on the 100 Best Places to Live list, so there are undoubtedly many cities that should or could be on the list, too, but there’s no doubt Sequim is qualified to be on this list, and Sequim has been on top 10 Best Places to Retire lists in the past.
Best Places to Live – Sequim WA
Sequim WA is a community of 4,000 people, 2.5 hours from Seattle by road or ferry, has the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north and the gorgeous Olympic Mountains on the south, which also means we sit in the Olympic Rain Shadow where we get 1/3rd the rainfall of Seattle, and we are outside the I-5 corridor. This also means we don’t get drive through traffic, and the crime rate is so low it feels like we went back in time 40 years. The lifestyle is wonderful, the area is pristine, and the list of recreation is long.
There’s no doubt that Sequim is one of the Best Places to Live in the America.
Last Updated on September 16, 2011 by Chuck Marunde
I’ve lived in big cities and small towns and the smaller places like the one on the list are the way to go. I live in a small town now and would never go back to the big city. Sequim WA looks like one of the Best Places to Live.