Sammamish the nation’s friendliest
December 25, 2012
New: Dec. 25, 10:04 a.m.
Sammamish got yet another accolade from a national magazine – this time as the nation’s “friendliest” city.
The city ranked first in the nation in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of America’s friendliest cities between 5,500 and 150,000 residents. While the list is far from scientific, the magazine took into account the city’s high percentage of homeownership, a crime rate 90 percent lower than the national average, high charitable giving rates and large percentage of college graduates.
Sammamish outpaced cities like Orinda, Calif. and Fishers, Ind. in the list.