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Three WA cities made the 'Best Beach Towns in America' list

Every local has their ~favorite~ swimming hole in the area.

However according to a study by Wallethub - Kirkland, Mercer Island and Redmond came in the 5th, 6th and 8th spots respectively on the Top 10 Best Beach Towns in America list!

To determine the most livable beach side communities, WalletHub compared 192 cities across six key dimensions - affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health and quality of life, splitting the sample into ocean towns and lake towns.

And here's how the list rounded out:

  1. Traverse City, MI
  2. Folsom, CA
  3. Cornelius, NC
  4. Holland, MI
  5. Kirkland, WA
  6. Mercer Island, WA
  7. Davidson, NC
  8. Redmond, WA
  9. Eden Prarie, MN
  10. Bay Village, OH

For the full study and more information on how Wallethub put together this study, check them out online!

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