Bellevue ranks among top places to live in the U.S.

BELLEVUE, Wash. - If you live in this Seattle suburb then you live in the twelfth best city in the U.S., according to the website

The list was put together by researchers and focuses on small to mid-sized cities across the country. They looked at a total of 1,200 cities with populations of 20,000 to 350,000.

The Seattle Times reports the cities were evaluated in eight different categories, including economies, housing, education and healthcare.

In all, five Washington cities placed in the top 100.

You can check the full list of cities here.