10 Best Places to Live in Washington

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4) Kirkland

Kirkland’s population of over 87,000 residents makes the it the twelfth largest city by population in the state of Washington. The King County waterfront city is an artistic hub that once hosted the Seattle Seahawks. Located near Lake Washington, Kirkland residents and visitors enjoy an abundance of live entertainment, art exhibits, parks, unique shops, restaurants, bars, outdoor activities, beaches, and more. The city is completely pedestrian and bicycle friendly, and it was the first to implement alternative transportation methods in city planning and ordinances. Much of Kirkland’s income is the result of local passion for Little League baseball and the city’s pride and joy, the Kirkland National Little League team. Kirkland has been hosting the Little League Junior Softball World Series in Everest Park since 1999.