Birch Bay was ranked the best tax-friendly place in the state for retirees. Sudden Valley was also ranked high on the list, at no. 6.
The list was compiled by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. The study took into account property, income, fuel, sales and Social Security tax data. To see more details on the study results and methodology, visit https://smartasset.com/retirement/washington-retirement-taxes?year=2017#washington.