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January 2015

Bellevue Places 3rd on List of Best Places to Retire

January 2015 - NWREporter


Bellevue's quality of life, access to health care and other amenities earned it a No. 3 ranking on the "Best Places to Retire" list published by Livability.com. Springfield, Missouri and Knoxville, Tennessee edged out Washington's fifth largest city in the annual rankings.

Editors of the list cited Bellevue's high-end housing, vibrant entertainment options, low crime, excellent health care and strong economy as attractions for retirees. The city holds the highest ratio of primary care physicians to residents on the Livability.com list. Researchers also noted its retiree-friendly tax benefits.

Livability.com is a website that explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work, play and visit. It uses data from Esri, County Health Rankings, Kiplinger, the Census Bureau, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics for its evaluations.