Newcastle is nation’s 19th-best place to live
August 30, 2013
By Christina Corrales-Toy
CNN’s Money Magazine released its annual list of top places to live in the nation, and Newcastle checks in at No. 19.
It’s not the first time that Newcastle made the list featuring America’s best small towns. The city most recently made the list in 2011 at No. 18.
The publication lauded the city as an “ideal spot for city commuters who want to commune with the outdoors in their downtime.”
The city’s trails and close proximity to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park were also highlighted.
The survey looks at financial, housing, education and other quality-of-life factors when compiling the list. Cities with populations between 10,000 and 50,000 are considered.
Newcastle is one of only two Washington cities to make the list. Mill Creek came in as the 36th-best place to live.
Check out the full list of selected communities at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places.