The coronavirus pandemic has boosted the appeal of a simpler life. With more white-collar professionals able to work remotely indefinitely, some of the priciest big cities have seen an exodus. But many people don’t want to leave their urban lifestyles completely behind—so smaller cities are suddenly in the spotlight.
Folks looking for more space, a short commute, and a strong local economy may want to consider Sammamish, WA, which was rated the top small city by WalletHub in a recent study. The personal finance website looked at affordability, the local economy, education, health, quality of life, and safety in 1,268 cities with between 25,000 and 100,000 residents to come up with its findings.
“The residents of these cities tend to have higher credit scores, which is an indication of economic health,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said in a statement. “These cities also have low shares of their populations