Sammamish, Newcastle make top towns list
July 14, 2009
Money magazine has named Sammamish and Newcastle as some of the best small towns in the United States. Editors ranked Sammamish No. 12 and Newcastle No. 17 in the Best Places to Live 2009 issue.The magazine praised Sammamish for its natural setting in a piece accompanying the ranking.
“Sammamish has many beautiful parks, and because it borders Lake Sammamish, there is no shortage of outdoor activities,” the magazine said.
“Residents praise the town for its excellent schools and youth activities, as well as its proximity to high-tech jobs in nearby Bellevue and Redmond,” the piece continued.
Newcastle was lauded for its proximity to major employers Boeing and Microsoft. The magazine also noted the favorable real estate market.
“Homebuyers can find properties at a great variety of prices, from $350,000 3-bedroom, 2-car-garage ramblers to brand-new $6 million estates,” the magazine said.
Money ranked Louisville, Colo., as the top small town in the nation. At No. 10, Mukilteo was the highest ranked Evergreen State municipality.