Issaquah tops list of cities on the rise

April 26, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. April 26, 2014

Issaquah has topped the Estately Blog’s list of 10 Washington state cities on the rise in 2014. Sammamish came in fifth.

Estately ranked every Washington state city with a population over 30,000 on six criteria:

  • Increase in population
  • Increase in home values
  • Reduction in poverty levels
  • Decrease in crime rate
  • Increase in income
  • Increase in residents with bachelor degrees

Estately found Issaquah to be in the top spot:

“Once a small mining town, Issaquah has recently become on of Washington’s fastest growing and wealthiest suburbs. The city came in first in four of Estately’s six categories: population increase, crime reduction, income improvement, and increase in bachelor degrees. (Issaquah was 23rd in home value increase and 14th in poverty reduction.) Issaquah enjoys close proximity to outdoor recreation and many of the top employers in the Puget Sound area.”

Learn more about the list and discover how other cities fared here.

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