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March 14, 2017

Seattle 4th among fast changing cities

SEATTLE — Ivar Haglund, Sick's Stadium and the “The J.P. Patches Show” are all long gone, but you don't have to dig that far into Seattle's past to notice things have changed a lot around here.

A new report from LendingTree ranks Seattle fourth on its list of the 20 U.S. cities that have changed the most since 2011. The report takes into account criteria such as rents, home values, foreclosures, new businesses and population diversity to generate a ranking of “change scores.”

Bend, Oregon, tops the list, followed by Salem, Oregon, and Napa, California. Portland ranks fifth, and Bellingham is 18th.

The report says Seattle experienced major growth in 2016, “and while the cost of living (and housing) ... has increased, so have working opportunities.”

Read the full report online at http://bit.ly/2JUKJ3B.

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