Community Awards 2

I am dedicated and committed to Pullman and have worked hard to make Pullman a vibrant growing community.  It has been my pleasure to serve alongside a number of passionate enthusiastic community members.  These awards illustrate how our hard work has paid off.

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Movoto real estate blog notes Pullman’s safety

In a May 2014 posting by real estate blog Movoto about the safest cities in Washington, Pullman was ranked number 5 among cities with populations of more than 10,000. Movoto.com calculated crime rates for each place based on crimes per 100,000 residents, a standard analytical practice used to make comparisons between locations with different population sizes fair.

 

Pullman among Washington’s safest cities

By combining independent research with the 2012 FBI Crime Report, safewise.com in 2014 ranked Pullman fourth among Washington’s 50 safest cities with populations of 5,000 or more. According to the 50 Safest Cities in Washington profile, Pullman’s “philosophy of community policing ensures a safe and secure environment for residents and visitors alike.”

 

Best place to raise your kids

The December 14, 2010, issue of Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Pullman the best place to raise your kids in the state of Washington. The fifth annual rankings focused on small cities, towns and villages with populations larger than the median for the state but no greater than 50,000. With schools of paramount importance to young families, the report cited Pullman High School as “highly regarded…its WASL scores average among the highest in the state.” According to the online article … “We emphasized a community’s number of schools, school performance, cost of living, and crime statistics. We also accounted for factors such as job growth, air quality, ethnic diversity, and access to the surrounding county’s parks, zoos, theaters, and other recreational facilities.”

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PHS ranked among ‘Best High Schools’

The 2012 U.S. News and World Report “Best High Schools” ranking awarded Pullman High School a silver medal. The report’s criteria were student-teacher ratios, college readiness, and math and English proficiency. Of the nearly 22,000 high schools ranked nationwide, 78 percent did not receive medals. Among those receiving medals, 7 percent were silver. In the state of Washington, PHS ranked number 29.

 

A ‘walk-to-work’ community

At the end of 2007, Pullman ranked No. 10 nationwide among “walk-to-work” communities of more than 20,000 residents by streetsblog.org. According to the Bikes at Work database, 22.53 percent of Pullman residents walk to their destinations each day. The blog, which covers the livable streets movement, asked the question “What makes a place walkable?” In part it seems to be an institutional presence, such as a university, combined with a pre-auto urban design. According to the future vision portion of the city’s comprehensive plan, by the year 2020, Pullman community members hope to be able to say that…

 

A Best College Town in America

MSN.com in 2013 named Washington State University at Pullman among the ten best college towns in North America. Pullman was included among “college towns so quintessential that some of the students walking across the quad for the first time will one day call them home.”

 

Best College-Town Neighborhoods for Adults

The real estate site of MSN.com in 2014 named Pullman’s Sunnyside Hill among the top 10 college-town neighborhoods for adults.

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Pullman among fastest growing cities in Washington

NerdWallet.com, an advisory company providing personalized financial recommendations for individuals and companies, on June 1, 2014 ranked Pullman as the fifth fastest growing city in Washington in terms of population, employment and income.

 

Pullman recognized as a technology hub

May 16, 2013–Newgeography.com, which provides economic, demographic, and political commentary about places, today named Pullman as one of America’s “Off-the-Radar Tech Hubs” after analyzing 70 high-tech occupations in smaller metropolitan statistical areas across the country. Highlighting electrical engineering as the key tech occupation in the Pullman community, the article stated,