Issaquah has been ranked the second best suburb for millennials in the state of Washington, according to the website Niche.com. Niche.com provides reviews and insight from everyday experts, to help people choose a neighborhood, college or K-12 school in a more transparent process. Under its Local category, Niche.com studied each city's job opportunities, access to bars, restaurants and affordable housing for millennials, residents ages 25-34.

Under its ranking system, Niche.com ranked for Issaquah:

  • Easiest commute grade: A+
  • Residents 25-34 years old: 17.1%
  • Crime & safety grade: B
  • Millennial newcomers: 1.7%
  • Unemployment rate: 4.4%
  • Access to bars: B-
  • Access to restaurants: A-
  • Access to coffee shops: A
  • Median rent: $1,408
  • Percent change in employees (The percent change in the number of employed individuals from 2009 - end of the recession - to 2012): -1.3%
  • Rent to income ratio: .3 to 1
  • Higher education rate: 60.4%
  • Resident diversity (most represented ethnicity): 74%

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