Question: Is Aberdeen a nice place to live?

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Aberdeen is the best place to live and work in Scotland, according to a new report. Ranked sixth best in the UK, the Granite City beat both Edinburgh and Glasgow to the top spot north of the border in the Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities Index.

When you think of Washington, you normally think of Seattle, rain, and beautiful mountains. So we dug in and did the dirty work for you to figure out where the worst places to live are in the Evergreen State. Where are these places you wonder? And the worst place to live in Washington? Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and see how your city fared in 2021. An economically limited community located in an otherwise picturesque part of the region.

Sure, a quick ride will get you to the. That makes for a nice day trip…but day-to-day life stays a struggle.

Is Aberdeen a nice place to live?

As proof, just look at the poverty rate. Safety, education, and affordability present problems as well. Yep, you guessed it: the town sits along the ocean shore. In fact, it provides the gateway to the Grays Harbor. Check out or the for a taste of what the area has to offer. Unfortunately, this great location comes with a cost. First, its isolated placement limits the amenites available. Despite the nearby city a 15-minute drive takes you to the heart of the actionopportunities remain spotty in Tukwila.

As a result, the unemployment rate sits at 7. Still, Tukwila has a lot to offer.

Is Aberdeen a nice place to live?

Check out the to get a hint at the attractions in town. Now that you know that bit of trivia, is it surprising that the place gets a little depressing? Dependant on the timber and fishing industries, this coastal town in the northwest part of the state supports a lackluster economy.

Is Aberdeen a nice place for sightseeing?

An elevated unemployment rate and a sluggish median income leaves nearly a quarter of the population below the poverty line. There are also issues related to high crime rates and underperforming schools. Still, not everything in town calls for a Nirvana soundtrack. There are lots of parks, lovely waterfront scenary, and the. And, yes, you can head over to the. This makes it a key travel stopover, as well as a local cultural center, with attractions like the.

Unfortunately, Union Gap is also the site of crippling poverty. As you might guess, this limited tax base also impacts civil services. The mix of extremely high unemployment and crime is a winning combination to end up high on our list of worst places to live.

Centralia resides in the worst 10% of both categories. On the plus side, those who do a job have a relatively short commute to work as the median commute time for people in Centralia is the top 20% of places in Washington. Three cities along the harbor make this list, including Hoquiam. This suburb of Aberdeen suffers from a weak economy, housing issues, and a high Is Aberdeen a nice place to live?

rate. Safety concerns also weigh on the region, with a crime rate more than 30% the national average. Despite these issues, Hoquiam still provides its benefits. A beautiful view, tons of parks, and a smattering of local history. Isolated from other major metropolitan areas, this town of 23,056 people represents an important regional center. Well, gorgeous to look at. The living part is kind of hard. Now, it straddles I-5, on the road betweenand the state capital of. That makes it a good spot to pump some gas and maybe grab a little fast food on your way out of town.

Is Aberdeen a nice place to live? you might not want to stay very long. Well, the economy in Chehalis leaves a lot to be desired, with an unemployment rate of 9.

At the same time, the crime rate tracks at more than double the U. There are some things to do in Chehalis. Head over to the to get a glimpse of those original railroad days. Bucking the trend of most of the towns on this list, Fife actually supports a strong economy, with an unemployment rate of just 4. So how did this thriving community end up as one of the worst locations in Washington?

Two words: crime and affordability. The cost of living in the area runs 30% above the U. Services, groceries and health care are all significantly more expensive than other parts of the state. Next 10 Cities How we determined the worst places to live in Washington for 2021 To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what cities have the least amount of those things.

We broke crime down into violent crime and property crime Is Aberdeen a nice place to live? give violent crime a larger weight — if you did a simple calculation of all crimes per capita, property crimes are normally 7x more common and really bias that ranking.

Furthermore, only cities with at least 5,000 people were considered — leaving 120 cities. We then ranked each city from 1 to 120 for all Is Aberdeen a nice place to live? criteria with a 1 ranking being the worst for the particular criteria. Read on for a detailed look at the 10 worst cities in Washington. This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased.

And in the end, Shelton ranks as the worst city to live in Washington for 2021. Rank City Population Unemployment Rate Home Value 1 10,167 7.

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