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What are some helpful resources to make relocating to Seattle and the surrounding areas easier?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Relocating and uprooting yourself, your family, and even the dog can be pretty tough. Add to that starting a new job, searching for a place to live, finding a bank, a market, a bookstore—the entire process is overwhelming and stressful. Do your research to narrow down areas you like, price ranges you can handle, and amenities you need. Local tourism boards and chambers of commerce offer helpful information to visitors as well as incoming residents. And as far as searching for Washington apartments for rent and things you need to get settled, here are a few websites that should prove helpful:

www.seattle.gov – the Office of Housing pages provide information on affordable housing opportunities, tips for living green, and links to utilities services

www.nwsource.com – this site not only has ads for available rentals but also offers links to utilities connection services (www.connectutilities.com), a cost of living wizard for calculating what you can afford, and detailed information on Seattle area schools

www.seattlechamber.com – click on “relocating” and you will find an extensive list of resources for newcomers to the city, including links to banks, hospitals, grocers, and apartments

Category: City Guides, Seattle Metro