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Why Live In Seattle

Why Live In Seattle

Welcome to Seattle a beautiful port city located on the beautiful Puget Sound in Washington State just 100 miles south of the Canadian border and Peace Arch. Seattle is the largest city in the state and packed full of natural resources. Surrounding the city of Seattle you will find a unique mix of freshwater and saltwater, hills with flowered filled meadows, mountains and forests. Some of the most gorgeous scenery you will ever find!

The city over time has earned the nickname Emerald City because of its natural beauty and the rich, green forests, parklands and pristine views. The Gateway to Alaska has also been used many times because of the many cruise lines operating out of the ports of Seattle with an Alaskan destination.

Getting Around The Seattle Area

The Emerald City is served by major interstates I-90 and I-82 running over the area's majestic Cascade Mountain range. Also serving the city and surrounding areas more directly on a daily basis are I-5 and I-405 running mostly north to south traffic. The local highway system is also supported by 167 to the south end supporting the Tacoma area as well. Include a growing light-rail system expanding all up and down the Puget Sound area with bus and other transit options like miles of bike lanes make many regions enjoyable to commute in.

Seattle urban planners are continually working toward increased mass transit solutions to relieve ever growing congestion concerns. So construction projects in the area are prevalent to grow the roads, rail, light-rail, bike lanes and bussing options to support the growing population.

Local Attractions and Activities

You won't get bored when living in the Seattle area because there are so many local attractions and family fun activities. You can visit the International District for lots of authentic Asian meal selections or to the South Park area for flavorful Latino cuisine that will knock your socks off.

The Seattle area offers dozens of annual cultural events, festivals and fairs that offer nitch celebration opportunities as well as wide reaching events for all members of the family with any ethnic background. Add in an unknown number of different outdoor activities for a laid back casual outing or competitive races or outdoor adventure activities – you will never run out of options.

Our Short List of Outstanding Places and Activities:

— At the base of the Space Needle surrounded by parks, buildings and the Science Center you will be amazed at the colorful glass works of Dale Chihuly complete with a restaurant to dine in. Don't forget to take a trip up to newly redesigned Space Needle for 360° views of the city.

— The Seattle Art Museum has three facilities of special art exhibits and collections of current and historic work with rotating exhibits as well.

— The Museum of History & Industry's (MOHAI) offers a permanent exhibit called the True Northwest - The Seattle Journey that takes you through the real Seattle story. It also offers rotating exhibit space located right off of Lake Washington and tons of surrounding restaurants to enjoy. A day adventure in of itself.

— You can't miss the hugely popular Pike Place Market. Seattle's unique landmark downtown farmers' market that is sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience. The market includes beautiful views of the Seattle harbor and West Seattle.

— Visit The Woodland Park Zoo in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood and tour over 300 unique animal species, a carousel and even attend a summer concert.

— The Seattle Aquarium offers a number of underwater viewing areas, a coral-reef tank, touch the animal tank and much more located on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront.

— The Sky View Observatory at top of the Columbia Tower with scenic views of the water, islands, and mountains from its 73rd floor observatory and café. It's taller than the Space Needle so it is the tallest observatory in the Seattle area.

— Be sure to check out the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet area also all big points of interest to investigate.

— Don't forget to take the Seattle monorail to visit MOPOP the Museum of Pop Culture that features all types of music and pop culture rotating exhibits year around.

Everyone Knows That Seattle is a Huge Sports Town!

Be sure to check out all the games for Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Reign FC Soccer, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Storm Basketball, Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey and even the Seawolves Rugby team. Seattle also features great sports programs for the University of Washington and Washington State University as well.

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