• Seattle named one of top 3 best cities in United States, according to study

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    Seattle has been named one of the best large cities to live in the U.S., according to a new study. 

    A study by WalletHub compared the 62 largest U.S. cities based on 56 "indicators of attractiveness," including quality of public schools, life expectancy and property taxes. 

    Seattle came in at No. 3 behind Virginia Beach, Virginia and Austin, Texas. 

    The Emerald City scored high in a number of categories, including first in economy and "education and health." Seattle might have scored even higher if it hadn't been for the affordability ranking -- it ranked at 50. 

    Detroit, Memphis and Cleveland rounded out the bottom of the list. 


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