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Posted on: January 17, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Issaquah is Named Sunset’s Best Burb in the West

Issaquah is Sunset Magazine’s Best Burb.

In its Best Places to Live in the West issue, Sunset highlighted our community for its 1,700 acres of open space, walkable neighborhoods and urban amenities.

“Even more impressive, the former coal mining town 22 miles southeast of Seattle managed to hold onto its distinctive character while growing exponentially,” Sunset notes in the piece.

Sunset also chose Issaquah for its proximity to a major metropolitan area and its excellent schools.

"Issaquah is a wonderful place to live, learn, work and play," Mayor Fred Butler said. "We're honored Sunset Magazine named us the Best Burb."

Issaquah, nicknamed Trailhead City, is centered within the Issaquah Alps — Cougar, Squak and Tiger mountains — a destination for hikers, paragliders and other outdoors enthusiasts.

“Ask locals to describe the place and they’ll tell you it feels like a small town — or a vibrant city neighborhood,” the Sunset article continues.

The piece is available at and in the magazine’s February 2014 issue.

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