Issaquah voted one of best places to raise kids

July 9, 2013

By Staff

Issaquah is one of the 10 best cities in the state to raise children, according to an article on the website NerdWallet.

The city comes in at No. 3, just behind Maple Valley and Woodinville.

The towns were ranked based on the quality of schools, home affordability and the city’s growth.

The article praised the Issaquah School District’s “holistic education” for offering a multitude of extracurricular activities to help spur creativity.

Labeling Issaquah as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, the article also applauded the suburb’s focus on community events.

“As the number of residents increase, the community continues to strengthen, offering lots of family-fun events, like the annual Salmon Days Festival and the First Friday ArtWalks series,” the article said.

More than 110 cities in the state were included in the analysis.

NerdWallet is an online resource that helps consumers save money and make smarter decisions about their personal finances, travel plans, health bills, or higher education.

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By the numbers

The best towns in Washington for raising kids

1. Maple Valley

2. Woodinville

3. Issaquah

4. Tumwater

5. Bainbridge Island

6. Lake Forest Park

7. Redmond

8. Newcastle

9. Mukilteo

10. Lynden

Source: NerdWallet


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2 Responses to “Issaquah voted one of best places to raise kids”

  1. Anonymous on July 9th, 2013 8:14 pm

    No place that is run by headcases that follow PC nonsense and ban plastic bag use and make you pay for the paper bags you use is going to be the best place to raise kids. PC enviro wackos are poor examples. I for one attempt to do my shopping outside of Issaquah whenever possible, in places where I can still have a choice of paper or plastic. Next these loonies will be trying to regulate the size soft you can buy, or whether you can have fast food, or what kind of light bulb you are allowed to use…and on and on the nuttiness goes with the nanny state.

  2. exoticdoc2 on July 9th, 2013 8:51 pm

    Any place run by foolish PC types who dictate you may no longer decide whether you want paper or plastic to transport your purchases home is hardly a great place to raise kids. PC nutty types are hardly good examples.

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