Best Place to Raise Kids in Washington: Fircrest
Nearby city: Seattle
Median family income: $81,278
Avg. school math score: 71.25 (State avg.: 55.96)
Avg. school reading score: 81.83 (State avg.: 71.58)
An upscale suburb of Tacoma, Seattle’s neighbor to the south, Fircrest is a community of green parks and quality schools. The cultural offerings of Tacoma and Seattle are nearby, just as are the endless outdoor opportunities of the Olympic Peninsula and the Cascade Mountains.
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