The Fiscal Times (FT) recently released their list of the 25 most livable cities in the U.S. and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) is thrilled that Washington state was represented 3 times with the inclusion of Kirkland (25), Olympia (20), and Bellevue (2)! As the article describes, the list was compiled using “an annual study from Livability, a marketing company that helps attract residents and businesses.” FT outlined some of the characteristics that many of these cities share, including “strong local economies with big employers, the existence of major universities and other research institutions, and dynamic downtowns that provide residents with an array of dining, shopping and cultural experiences. Beautiful outdoors and recreational activities also popped up frequently.”

In honor of these three gorgeous Pacific Northwest cities, RSIR highlights extraordinary offers in each of these areas below:

#25 – Kirkland, Washington

As FT writes, Kirkland made the list because it “offers a host of enviable features from a charming downtown to an abundance of trails and a dynamic economy. Residents enjoy pools, community centers, nearby wineries and fine restaurants.” 

#20 – Olympia, Washington

FT says that Olympia is prominent because of its position as a state capitol with strong government activity “along with tourism given its close proximity to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Tumwater Falls Par and Wolf Haven International.” Another highlight? The “amazing views, boating attractions and fresh seafood.”

#2 – Bellevue, Washington

It is no surprise that Bellevue garnered the number two spot on the list, with its award-winning schools, abundant entertainment options, and its frequent hosting of “technology companies which has helped develop its downtown.” 

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