Vancouver Is One of the Top 100 Places to Live

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Vancouver is among four Washington cities to make a national list of the Top 100 Places to Live.

The list, published by Livability, specified affordability as the most important attribute and excluded any city with a median home value higher than $250,000.

Sorry, Portland. Oregon's largest city didn't make the cut because its median home value of nearly $300,000, according to Livability, is too high. Salem was the only Oregon city to make the list.

Livability partnered with Ipsos, a market research company, to conduct its survey, in which it asked 1,000 millenials what was most important to them when choosing a location to live. Affordability was the No. 1 answer, followed by future career opportunities; climate; ease of mobility; and arts, culture and recreation opportunities.

Vancouver ranked No. 37 with a “livability score” of 627, with “its affordability, engaging amenities and the community’s dedication to health” as its main draws. Livability writes that even though Vancouver is often overshadowed by Portland, it's “finally drawing much-deserved attention with its burgeoning art scene, outdoor recreation and superior health care options.” Vancouver’s media home value checked in at $244,744.

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