Clyde Hill, a suburb of Bellevue, ranked second in Coldwell Banker Real Estate's national “Top 10 Best Places to Live for Suburbanites,” according to a press release by the real estate company.
Woodway, the posh town just south of Edmonds, finished fifth in a ranking of cities in Washington state. Which raises the question: If you could live anywhere in Puget Sound, would you pick Clyde Hill over Woodway?
The company ranked more than 11,000 communities across the United States and said Clyde Hill measured well for its percentage of single family homes, options for nearby public and private schools and its close proximity to downtown. The city of Cherry Hills Village, CO was ranked No. 1.
The company also ranked "the best places in Washington to live for social seekers." Apparently, you don't want to live in Woodway or Edmonds, as neither made the list. Who did?
Seattle and Bellevue, of course, but also Mukilteo, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline Bothell and Mill Creek.
Really, Coldwell Banker?
Tell us, do you live in Edmonds or Woodway? Show us some city love and tell us a little more about your city. Tell us in the comments.
Coldwell Banker's Best Places for Suburbanites
- 1. Cherry Hills Village, CO
- 2. Clyde Hill, WA
- 3. Haworth, NJ
- 4. Englewood Cliffs, NJ
- 5. Wolf Trap, VA
- 6. Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
- 7. Indian Hills, KY
- 8. East Grand Rapids, MI
- 9. Rossmoor, CA
- 10. Huntington Woods, MI
Coldwell Banker's Best Places for Suburbanites in WashingtonRank City/Town Score (Out of 1,000 Points) 1 Clyde Hill 972.57 2 Medina 941.41 3 Cottage Lake 925.31 4 Yarrow Point 919.40 5 Woodway 904.46 6 Sammamish 899.74 7 Mercer Island 895.42 8 Brier 891.25 9 Union Hill-Novelty Hill 891.17 10 Normandy Park 889.67
-- Source, Coldwell Banker
Suburban Washington trends
According to data from Onboard Informatics, Coldwell Banker Real Estate identified the following trends among the Washington suburban communities included in the ranking:
Washington Suburbs Rank High in Safety: Crime is 38 percent less likely in the top 10 Washington suburbs than the national average.
Washington Suburbanites Eat In More: Washington residents who live in suburbs spend approximately four times more money to make home cooked meals than they do going out to eat.
More Washington Suburbanites are Homeowners: Approximately 89 percent of people in Washington suburbs own their homes, compared to 67 percent of people nationally.
Errands Are Easier: The top 10 ranked Washington suburbs have approximately five times as many conveniences and amenities as the national average, such as gas stations, grocery stores and banks, making everyday tasks just a little bit easier.
Weekends Dedicated to DIY: Residents in the top 10 ranked Washington suburbs are twice as likely as the national average to engage in home improvement and decoration projects.
Washington Suburbanites are One with Nature: A suburb’s landscape certainly has its perks. Residents living in top 10 Washington suburbs are five times more likely to be interested in outdoor activities compared to the national average.
-- Source, Coldwell Banker