Living & Working in Seattle
Individuals and families who visit Seattle frequently return home knowing the accolades associated with this Pacific Northwest city are all true. Many of them immediately begin planning their permanent return, which explains the 6.9 percent population growth since 2000.
Visitors to Seattle quickly learn that it is a vibrant city in a section of the country that offers something for everyone. Whether your interests are indoors or outdoors, Seattle and the Puget Sound area has a wealth of possibilities to meet your every expectation – music, art galleries, restaurants, theaters, museums, and a vast number of leisure activities, such as sailing, biking, hiking, skiing and snow-boarding – to name just a few.
Seattle is home to the world-famous Pike Place Market, Mariners baseball and Seahawks football, and the Museum of Pop Culture, which is housed in one of the most architecturally intriguing buildings in the country.
A short distance from downtown Seattle, near Boeing Field, is the Museum of Flight. And, just down the road in Tacoma is the Museum of Glass, a visual and educational adventure in glass making.
To the east of Seattle is Mount Rainier – a national park with hiking, skiing and camping and Crystal Mountain, Washington’s largest ski area. To the west you’ll find the Olympic Peninsula, Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. A short drive north takes you to Canada and the Whistler resort area; and Washington wine country, the Columbia River and Portland are within easy reach to the south.
And – for those who think Seattle is the rainiest city in the country, think again! Miami, New Orleans and many other cities in the U.S. have average annual rainfalls greater than Seattle.
Seattle is a city of people who love to balance work life with relaxation. It’s a city that offers endless adventures.