Local Mobile Wars Smartphone use is on the rise, with 101.3 million reported users as of March, 2012. The number of people finding apartments or houses with the aid of their smartphones (and mapping technology) is on the rise as well. [2,3] But which operating systems reign supreme in house-hunting and mapping in Seattle, […]View Post
Topic: Seattle Metro
In addition to our Three Cities that Are Going Green post, we’re giving you the Seattle information on its own. Enjoy! Seattle, Washington Environmental consciousness through recycling isn’t just encouraged in Seattle—it’s the law.  Residents:  45.7% of Seattle residents are Eco-conscious and 66.9% are recycling-conscious. Businesses: Seattle will soon house The Bullitt […]View Post
No busy metropolitan area is without its challenges, and they usually have to do with traffic, congestion, and getting around town. Seattle, of course, is no different. Many downtown streets are one-way, so proper planning is a must to reach your destination with as little hassle as possible. Rush hour (7-9AM and 4-6PM, like everywhere […]View Post
One Seattle suburb located on the east side of Lake Washington is the town of Kirkland. It is the only city on the Eastside with a downtown located on the waterfront, with ample eateries, galleries and parks to keep visitors and residents busy. A strong sense of community is the hallmark of Kirkland; comprised of […]View Post
For residents of downtown Seattle and surrounding areas, what is the biggest draw as far as shopping?
Smack in the middle of the city is Seattle’s renowned Pike Place Market. Originating in 1907 as a way to unite local farmers and shoppers to deliver their goods in a more economical manner, the Market has gone on to become the nation’s longest continuously operating farmers market. Nestled in the heart of downtown Seattle, […]View Post
Is the University District a good place to settle if you’re looking for a sedate, neighborhood atmosphere?
The University District, part of downtown Seattle, is the location for the campus of the University of Washington. Commonly referred to as the U District, this part of the city is home to all the University’s fraternity and sorority houses, which means lots of parties and partiers in bars, cafes, and local streets. In addition […]View Post
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 […]View Post
If water activities such as boating, river rafting and salmon fishing are your thing, and if you enjoy hiking both beaches and mountains, relocating to Lynnwood would put you within a short drive of it all. Lynnwood is a community situated between Seattle and Bellevue (around 15 miles from each), where both retail businesses and […]View Post
The greater Seattle suburb of Bothell is less than 20 miles from Seattle, making for a short commute to downtown Seattle. Prior to the 1990’s, Bothell was a bedroom community where most residents worked outside the city. Now, with the biotech industry firmly entrenched there, Bothell is a place to both live and work. Apartments […]View Post
The third largest industrial area in the country is found in King County, just outside Seattle. It is Kent, a suburb of around 80,000, located between Seattle and Tacoma. A sprawling warehouse district is the hallmark of Kent’s industry-heavy economy; Whirpool and General Electric are two major corporations with distribution centers there. It is also […]View Post