After topping the list just a year earlier as the "Richest" city in America (See: Sammamish Tops Census List of Richest Cities in America) Sammamish has now been named as the Best Small City to Live in America by Wallethub.
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- The Eastside suburb of Sammamish was named the Best Small City to Live in America by a new survey, though it was quite a bit of company from fellow Eastside neighbors near the top of the list.
Wallethub compared 1,200 cities across the nation with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 and scored them against 43 indicators ranging from housing costs to school system quality to restaurants per capita -- even how they are handling the COVID-19 outbreak.
Out of 1,200, Sammamish ranked No. 1 in Economic Health and 11th in Education and Health. It also scored extremely well in Safety (34th). It was above average in their affordability rank (146th) and only fared poor in their Quality of Life rank, which factored in such items as average commute time, entertainment & shopping options and even parks per capita.
Sammamish just edged out Lexington, Massachusetts for the top overall spot, with Carmel, Indiana, Needham, Massachusetts and Sugar Land, Texas rounding out the Top 5.
But fellow Eastside suburb Redmond ranked No. 10 overall, still placing in the 99th percentile. Other small Puget Sound cities to score in the top percentiles were Kirkland (98th), Bothell (98th), and Issaquah (96th).
They were broken into 5 main categories -- affordability, economic health, education & health, quality of life, and safety.
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