Visit Newcastle - Best of Newcastle

Newcastle is an Eastside city in King County, Washington, United States. Its population was 10,380 at the 2010 census. Although Newcastle was not incorporated until 1994, it has been an important settlement and town since the late 19th century and played a major role in the development of Seattle and the Seattle region. Newcastle was one of the region's earliest coal mining areas and its railroad link to Seattle was the first in King County. Timber also played a role in the early history of Newcastle. Coal delivered by rail from Newcastle's mines to Seattle fueled the growth of the Port of Seattle and attracted railroads, most notably the Great Northern Railway. The Newcastle coal mine began producing coal by the 1870s. More than 13 million tons of coal had been extracted by the time the mine closed in 1963. The history of Newcastle's coal mining industry and the legacy of the mines' many Chinese laborers are memorialized in place names such as Coal Creek, Coal Creek Parkway, and the Coal Creek and China Creek Golf Courses. Based on per capita income Newcastle ranks 11th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. In CNN Money's 2011 rankings of best places to live in the United States, Newcastle was in the top 20, along with nearby Sammamish. In Newsweek's 2009 rankings of best places to live in the United States, Newcastle was honored with the 17th spot.

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This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Newcastle in United States is an ideal destination for a vacation! After your splendid visit to Newcastle, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Seattle. Seattle, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Sky View Observatory, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, University Of Washington. Popular vacation packages of Newcastle are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Newcastle*

  • Pollution Statistics in Newcastle

    Know the pollution level of Newcastle before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Newcastle: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Newcastle for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Newcastle.

    • Burglary and Theft 27.78 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.22 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 97.22 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 72.22 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Newcastle - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Newcastle is 217.53 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.04 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.78 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.31 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 85.49 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.02 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.22 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 180.18 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Newcastle

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Newcastle

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.79 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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