The Tri-City area ranked high on affordable places to live in Washington state, according to a recent study by financial advice tech company SmartAsset.
Local cities captured five out of the top ten spots on the list, with West Richland considered the most affordable city in the state.
The company used property taxes, homeowner’s insurance fees, mortgage payments and the local median income to determine affordability.
West Richland had lower average closing costs, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance and annual average mortgage payments than the state as a whole. The city also had an average income above the state average.
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Richland was in second place, Prosser was in fifth, Pasco was eighth and Kennewick was ninth, according to the survey.