WASHINGTON – A website has ranked the 10 worst places to live in Washington.
The people at Road Snacks said they looked at things people like and then decided which cities have the least amount of those things.
On the list of things people ‘like:’
Lots of jobs
Lots of things to do
Short work commutes
Houses that aren’t vacant
Road Snacks then looked at cities in Washington with more than 10,000 people.
Out of 110 cities, these were their top 10 worst places to live in Washington:
10) Bainbridge Island – The study says this is a bad place to live because it’s in the middle of nowhere and has the second-worst commute in the state.
9) Lakewood – According to the website, Lakewood has one of the highest crime rates in Washington.
8) Parkland – The city scored in the bottom 50 percent for all of the criteria Road Snacks analyzed
7) Longview – Low marks for high unemployment rate and the Nutty Narrows Bridge for squirrels.
6) Port Angeles – According to the study, Port Angeles ranks in the bottom 20 percent for unemployment, crime and housing vacancy.
5) Aberdeen – It’s called the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula,” but Road Snacks suggests calling it the “Gateway to high unemployment” because of the city’s high unemployment rate.
4) Port Orchard – The city scored low marks for a high crime rate and high vacancy rate.
3) Kelso – It may have an excellent commute time, but according to the study, Kelso scored poorly across the board in all categories.
2) Bremerton – According to Road Snacks, Bremerton’s unemployment and crime rates rank in the bottom 20 percent in Washington.
1) Centralia – Low marks for high unemployment and crime rates.