The “Emerald City” otherwise known as Seattle, WA is the heartbeat of the Pacific Northwest.
One thing this city is well known for is coffee, in part because several major coffee companies were founded here like: Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Tully’s. Coffee lovers will also find many independent espresso roasters and cafes located almost everywhere in the area. Read more Seattle: City by the Brew
According to United States Census Bureau, Seattle has the highest percentage of college graduates than any other major American city! In fact, almost 54% of residence has a bachelor’s degree or higher. Being the home to many well respected schools including University of Washington it is easy to understand why it has the reputation.
Seattle is also known for its strong aviation, architecture, recreational and technology industries. This smart population has lured many major companies to set up shop here. Among those companies are: Microsoft®, Amazon.com®, Philips, and many more. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has two major assembly facilities in the city. With a diverse mix of industries the area, Seattle has been minimally affected by the economic downturn which is great for those seeking employment.
Settle is also making a reputation for being home to many “green technologies,” with small companies making and using energy efficient advancements, such as solar power. Also in 2007 the city of Seattle committed itself to reducing its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 according to the Seattle.gov website.
In addition to being a “green” city, Seattle also has a very rich culture and recreation with more that two dozen live theaters and parks including Warren Magnuson Park bordering Lake Washington.
It’s also a great area for renters offering apartments for reasonable rates. Search Seattle Apartments For Rent