Sammamish named as one of America's "best suburbs"

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Release Date: Oct. 26, 2015

After looking at the data on nearly 2,754 cities, BusinessInsider.com has ranked the city of Sammamish as the 39th “Best suburb in America.” In its write-up, the online site said the following:

“With an official motto of ‘Building Community Together,’ the city of Sammamish in King County, Washington, is as friendly as it gets. The unemployment rate is a low five percent, the median household income is $143,919, and, according to Forbes, the city’s crime rate is approximately 90% lower than the national average.”

To be considered, suburbs needed to have populations between 5,000 and 100,000 and be within 25 miles of the nearest metropolitan area. Other important factors included commute times, median household income, poverty and crime rates, public school ratings and housing affordability.

“Sammamish continues to be mentioned on all these lists,” Deputy City Manager Lyman Howard said. “We’ve been described as being among the safest, the friendliest and the best places to live all across the country. Not bad for a community that elected its first City Council just 16 years ago.”

The full rundown of “best suburbs” in America is available by clicking on the link below.