Submitted by City of Lacey
The City of Lacey has garnered a spot on Money’s “100 Best Places to Live in America” list, coming in at number 75. Only two Washington cities are included in 2019’s national ranking, with Redmond receiving twelfth. Other Pacific Northwest recipients include the Oregon cities of Bend, Beaverton, and Salem.
To compile the ranking, Money looked at U.S. communities with at least 50,000 in population and analyzed nearly 160,000 data points, including economic health, cost of living, ethnic and economic diversity, public education, income, health and safety, ease of living, and amenities. The study looked at a total of 1,796 cities.
“It is a sense of pride that Lacey is included among the 100 Best Places to Live in America,” said Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder. “It reaffirms what we already know about our community — Lacey is a special place.”