It’s just a ferry away: Bainbridge Island ranked number 2 out of 100 as “Best Place to Live in America”

View of Seattle’s beautiful skyline at night from
Bainbridge Island. [image:]

The August issue of Money magazine named Bainbridge Island, Washington

4 Comments so far

  1. anonymous (unregistered) on July 16th, 2005 @ 8:22 pm

    It’s nice that Bainbridge Island was called out as a nice place to live, but I don’t understand your highlighting that the major cities didn’t get this distinction. We don’t care.

    Those surveys are stupid. People love to talk about the quality of life in cities that are not major metropolitan areas. So why do so many people live in major metropolitan areas? Because they offer things that these suburban areas just can’t.

    Furthermore, I think it’s frankly disgusting that these “best places” are all in the suburbs, chock full of people who drive cars to commute to work. I live in New York City.

    Yes, I pay a lot of rent, but I don’t need to drive, I live blocks from my friends, almost all neighborhoods are ethnically and financially diverse, there is the most amazing food from every nation, and there are 8 of the existing 35 Vermeers in New York City. You know where else they are? Boston and Washington D.C.

    Stay on Bainbridge Island. Rot there, for all the people in the metropolitan areas could care about you.

  2. SRW (unregistered) on July 17th, 2005 @ 6:45 pm

    Gee, a bitter New Yorker. How rare. Get a life and go post in your own city’s blog.

  3. brian who doesn't live in the burbs (unregistered) on July 17th, 2005 @ 7:09 pm

    dearest “anonymous”

    you’re so jaded you can’t even disclose and sign your own name.

    it just shows how self-absorbed you are to not notice that other cities besides where you live are listed in the other metropolitan cities not the best livable including seattle. did you even read that these best places to live are ideal for families with children?

    find a life beyond yourself and go outside of your daily norm.

  4. Ms. Aquino (unregistered) on July 17th, 2005 @ 7:22 pm

    Damn, don’t shoot the messenger!

    And yes, for future reference, please have the basic courtesy to: 1) leave your contact e-mail so I can e-mail you a reply or at least address you by your name [anonymous seems so informally eeek!]; or 2) e-mail me directly at for direct comments, concerns, solutions,, and I’ll choose to read or delete them based on its tone.

    Goodness! Can’t we all just get along?

    P.S. If you must know, I prefer the city living, myself: living and working in downtown for almost a decade, giving up my car since then to walk everywhere I can and taxi cabbing-it if need be, and yes, I’m quite happy with this choice of lifestyle. Nevertheless, that is what it is. Everyone’s personal choice of lifestyle.

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