CNN/Money Magazine Report Seattle 'Burbs as Best Place to Live

CNN/Money Magazine Report Seattle 'Burbs as Best Place to Live-Image via Wikipedia

The Seattle metropolitan area consistently ranks among the best regions to live and work in the country, as illustrated recently by CNN/Money Magazine’s 2009 “Best Places to Live” list. Three Seattle suburbs – Mukilteo, Sammamish and Newcastle – were ranked 10th, 12th and 17th respectively in the prestigious annual list of the best small towns in America.

The rankings are reflective of the continuously improving quality of life conditions in the Puget Sound region as a whole, which includes the Tacoma and Pierce County area just south of Seattle and King County. “The quality of life, economy and employment opportunities that the Greater Seattle area offers is simply unbeatable,” says Pierce County Realtors from Windermere Puyallup Real Estate. “This is why the Puyallup, WA real estate market hasn’t been as hard-hit by the recent economic downturn as other areas in the West Coast.”

Associates from Windermere Puyallup also cite past and recent home sales figures from Trulia regarding the local market. “While the median sales price in Puyallup has been experiencing a decline from 2007 until early 2008, overall, the sales price here has appreciated by 21.5% from 2004 to 2009.”

Puyallup has also been diversifying its economic base in the past few years. Its downtown area is currently undergoing revitalization and Boeing recently opened an aircraft assembly plant in the city’s South Hill area. The plant has been projected to bring in more than 10,000 additional jobs to the city over the course of the next several years.

Windermere Puyallup specializes in Puyallup real estate along with surrounding areas, including the cities of Tacoma, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Parkland, Spanaway, Graham, Roy and the areas South of King and Thurston Counties. For more in-depth information on Puyallup, its different neighborhoods, and its neighboring areas, visit windermerepuyallup.com, where up-to-date listings on Puyallup, WA homes for sale and other area properties are also easily available.

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