Seattle is an iconic city; home to some of the most beautiful neighborhoods and views in the pacific northwest. Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. This is due to thousands of people moving to the area each year. Whether you are in the market for a good coffee, or a politically progressive conversation, Seattle has you covered.
Yes, it’s true Seattle is known for rain. However, you will be surprised to learn that it doesn’t actually rain that much here. According to World Atlas Seattle isn’t even in the top 10 wettest cities in the country. When it does rain in Seattle, it’s usually “just a sprinkle” so you may not even need an umbrella. While we’re on the topic of umbrellas, if you want to look like a local, just leave it at home. Seattlites pride themselves on never using an umbrella, even on days when it would definitely be helpful.
City of Hills
Seattle is home to seven major hills. These hills are First Hill, Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne Hill, Yesler Hill, Cherry Hill, and Denny Hill. All of these hills, create breathtaking views of the city, water, and mountains. It is only really a problem when it snows, or when you’re biking.
Did you know the first Starbucks ever is in Seattle? You can actually go visit the original location across from Pike Place Market. We here in the emerald city LOVE our coffee. It is said that Seattleites consume more coffee than any other U.S city. In Seattle, you are never more than a few blocks from a coffee shop, or two!
The Pacific Northwest is known for being politically active and progressive. Seattle is passionate about politics and making a change. There are many rallies and marches in support of many progressive ideas each year. There are hundreds of outreach programs in the city and plenty of ways to get involved and make your voice heard.
Cost of Living
With most big cities, comes a higher cost of living, and Seattle is no different. The cost of living in Seattle is currently 24% higher than the national average. The average home sale price changes by the month, but as of now, we are looking at $977,108. Rent in Seattle has also risen and we are now ranked 10th in the country.