Tacoma Ranked One of the Top 5 Best Places To Live in the Nation

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Tacoma ranks third, beating out places like Alexandria, Virginia, Raleigh, North Carolina and Oakland, California.

Tacoma was recently listed as one of the best places to live and move into, according to a study from The study looked at criteria such as well-being, affordability, job market, diversity and migration. Tacoma ranks third, beating out places like Alexandria, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina and Oakland, California.

The study was featured on the Today Show which says Tacoma is a more appealing city for those looking to work in Seattle since the cost of living is around 20% less expensive in Tacoma. The website also highlights the city’s vibrant natural habitat, museum district, and festivals which continue to impress, according to Travel Tacoma President Dean Burke.

“The thing we hear all the time when people get here, especially if they’re in the region, is ‘Wow, I didn’t know it was this good. This is really cool’,” said Burke. 

Now, the city is focused on preparing for growth, starting with building more housing.  Also, Tacoma is currently running tests on the new portion of train that will open to the whole other half of Tacoma.  The train line will literally double the length of its run and go into the Hilltop area to serve even more residents.  A very large investment has been made in this project and it’s expected to open very soon. As the city transforms and grows this is a critical piece.

Tacoma Pierce County’s Chamber of Commerce CEO Andrea Ray said in a statement,” The most important economic development resource any community has are the people who live and work there, and you won’t find better people in anywhere in the world than in Tacoma.”

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