Come here often? Make XFINITY.com your homepage » close

close

Your XFINITY Connect session has timed out due to inactivity. Click here to go back close

MoneyWatch: Top 10 Places to Live in 2011

9. Mukilteo, Washington

Population: 20,300
Unemployment: 8.2 percent

Mukilteo is derived from a Native American word meaning “good camping place,” and it’s no wonder the name stuck – located 25 miles north of Seattle, the town is set on the sparkling waters of Puget Sound and offers gorgeous views of the Olympic Mountains. Outdoor lovers will find plenty to do in Mukilteo: walk through the Evergreen Arboretum Gardens, check out the lighthouses at historic Lighthouse Park or take a guided whale watching tour in Puget Sound.

The economy in Mukilteo is in good shape compared to much of the West Coast. Foreclosures represent a small fraction of houses for sale, the school system remains strong and area employers are hiring. Those employers include Boeing, one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors in the world. The good schools, variety of activities and strong job market come at a relatively low price when compared to much of the West Coast - the median home sale price is $362,000.

(iStock Photo)

More From Moneywatch.com
Top 10 Cities for Single Women
How to Fix Social Security
What Not to Buy at Target



The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

Ad Info - Ad Feedback

Ad Info - Ad Feedback

Loading...