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America's Top States for quality of life: Take a bow

Skyline of Seattle, Washington

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From Seattle to Spokane, the Evergreen State offers a near-pristine environment, a wealth of local attractions, and relatively low crime. The state climbs from last year's 15th place ranking by posting modest improvements nearly across the board. However, the percentage of residents without health insurance has been rising slightly in recent years.

2013 Quality of Life Rank (Points): #10 (218)

2013 Overall Rank: #20

2012 Quality of Life Rank: #15

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