12 best places to live in the U.S.
% residents with grad. degree: 16.8
Household income: $90,303
% unemployed: 7.2
The tour: Residents of Rain City will take the city’s famously prodigious rainfall in exchange for their high average median income, beautiful water-bound locale, and standout clean air. Microsoft (MSFT) and Boeing (BA) provide tens of thousands of jobs to the area, for those who can’t toss fish at the Pike Place Market.