Welcome to Seattle
A historic waterfront city on the Puget Sound
Situated on the Puget Sound, with an assortment of stunning scenery, is the beautiful city of Seattle, Washington. Built upon hills, surrounded by water, and full of evergreen forests, mountains, parks, and a simply gorgeous coastal setting, this city boasts everything an outdoor lover could ever want. Incorporated in the late 1800s, Seattle has had its hand in coal and lumber, fishing, shipbuilding, and trades. Today, the economy is booming and offers a wealth of optimism and enterprise, especially in the technology fields.
Seattle has an exceptional number of neighborhoods to choose from, all with their own personalities and unique offerings. Areas like Capitol Hill offer a unique culture and a crossroads of different cultures. Magnolia has a family-friendly atmosphere with an abundance of beaches, forests, and parks, in addition to plenty of shopping and dining. Other neighborhoods provide plenty of tree-lined curbs, trim houses, and small bungalows, plus a general sense of a tight-knit community. Those that love the water might prefer some of the large and luxurious homes that overlook the Puget Sound, with plenty of private parks and beaches to accompany them. Whether you’re looking for a modestly done ranch or craftsman, a luxurious high-rise, or a lakefront mansion, there is something in Seattle for you.
What to Love
Residents enjoy everything that Seattle has to offer, from the gorgeous natural surroundings to the eclectic and hip downtown areas. Life on the Puget Sound provides ample outdoor activities like boating, fishing, paddle boarding, sailing, and even whale watching. Not to mention the incredible forests, an environmentally friendly environment, a booming economy, and a variety of things to do and see. Pike Place Market, the oldest continuous farmers market in the United States, is a resident favorite that provides fresh local produce, crafts, retail options, food, and above all, a sense of community for all to enjoy.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Seattle is filled to the brim with places to shop and eat, plus plenty of entertainment to keep your days full. Capitol Hill is a bustling neighborhood full of boutiques and eateries with an eclectic vibe. Station 7 and Revival both offer locally made, handcrafted items, like jewelry and gifts, with the charming and welcoming atmosphere to match.
Grab a fresh, hand-rolled bagel and schmear at Westman’s Bagel and Coffee while wandering the area looking for unique finds. Or settle down for dinner at Spinasse, a cozy and rustic location serving upscale Northern Italian cuisine.
Downtown also offers a number of shopping centers like Pacific Place and Westlake Center, both with a large number of well-known stores and brands. From boutiques and art galleries to five-story malls and outlets, this town has everything you could dream of in retail form.
Of course, restaurants are plentiful as well, and range from those streetside bagel stops to some elegant, waterside fine-dining options. The Magnolia neighborhood has some exceptional options that include Pink Salt, a Peruvian fusion restaurant, and Serendipity Cafe, a family-friendly option with light lunches and local wines. Residents 21 and over love stopping at Georgetown Brewery for a flight of local brews and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Things to Do
The art and culture scene in Seattle is exceptional and offers a wealth of things to do, whether it’s a trip to the Seattle Symphony or taking in a classic at the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Of course, the Emerald City also has a vast assortment of outdoor recreation, from hiking and boating to hot air ballooning and whale watching. One thing is certain; you’ll never run out of things to do around Seattle.
Residents are given a chance to attend the exceptional Seattle Public Schools as well as a number of higher education options nearby.