Living in Seattle

Located on Puget Sound, and surrounded by water and mountains, Seattle is a vibrant and scenic city offering a wide range of cultural and recreational activities and an active urban lifestyle.

Seattle’s thriving arts and entertainment scene includes live music, film, theater, dance, ballet, opera, museums, art galleries, and festivals such as Folklife and Bumbershoot.  Seattle is known for its Northwest and international cuisine, coffee houses, microbreweries, and wine bars.  The city is home to the Seahawks (football), Mariners (baseball), Storm (women’s basketball), Sounders (soccer), and to the University of Washington Huskies sports teams.  Outdoor recreation includes hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, downhill and cross country skiing, bicycling, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, as well as walking and playing in one of Seattle’s numerous parks or taking a ferry to a nearby island in the Sound.

Seattle enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, with average high temperatures of 47 degrees in November through February and 72 degrees in June through August.  And despite its reputation, Seattle has a lower annual rainfall than Boston, New York, Chicago, Houston, or Washington DC!

The Seattle metropolitan area is home to over 2 million people and is known for its variety of residential neighborhoods, each with its own unique character.  In short, Seattle is a wonderful place to live and work!

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