Tacoma ranked one of top 5 best places to live | TODAY

A new list is out highlighting the top five booming cities across the United States where people want to live, and Tacoma ranked #3. WATCH THE VIDEO

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma was listed as one of the best places to live and move into, according to a study from bankrate.com. The study looked at criteria such as well-being, affordability, job market, diversity and migration.

The study was featured on the Today Show, which says Tacoma is a more appealing city for those looking to work in Seattle since the cost of living is around 20% cheaper in Tacoma. The website also highlights the city’s vibrant natural habitat, museum district, and festivals which continue to impress, according to Travel Tacoma President Dean Burke.

“The thing we do here all the time when people get here is that especially if they’re in the region is they go ‘Wow, I didn’t know it was this good. This is really cool’,” said Burke.

Now, the city is focused on preparing for growth, starting with building more housing.  Tacoma Pierce County’s Chamber of Commerce CEO Andrea Ray said in a statement,” The most important economic development resource any community has are the people who live and work there, and you won’t find better people in anywhere in the world then in Tacoma.”

With its winning combination of affordable housing options, a close-knit community, top-notch schools, an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, reasonable cost of living, job security, and a flourishing arts scene, Tacoma offers a lifestyle that caters to a diverse range of interests and aspirations.

Whether you’re seeking an affordable place to settle down, a strong sense of belonging and inclusivity, access to quality education, opportunities to explore nature’s wonders, a balanced cost of living, stable employment prospects, or a vibrant cultural atmosphere, Tacoma has it all. Discover the many facets that make Tacoma an exceptional city to live in, where residents can truly thrive and embrace the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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