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Topic: Seattle Metro

What is it like in Bothell and Woodinville, WA?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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What makes Kent, and neighboring Des Moines, such good places to live?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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What is it like in Bellevue and Mercer Island?

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Located east of Lake Washington is the state’s 5th largest city, Bellevue. For young professionals seeking living space outside the downtown area but with the same feel, Bellevue boasts downtown skylines overlooking Puget Sound. As the high tech home to companies like Expedia, Microsoft, Yahoo and Google, this area holds a similar urban upscale appeal […]

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Is Renton an appealing place to relocate?

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Bordered by Bellevue, Newcastle, Kent and Tukwila, and situated on the shore of Lake Washington, the town of Renton is located 13 miles southeast of Seattle. LIke most areas in and around Seattle, Renton offers spectacular views of mountain vistas and sparkling waterways, while giving residents a hometown atmosphere and affordable housing. As for the […]

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What does Seattle have to offer young professionals relocating to the area?

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Young professionals began truly flocking to the Pacific Northwest in the 1980’s when Seattle became the center of the tech industry and home to Microsoft, Inc. Starbucks, the global coffee giant, also has its roots there; after the first shop opened in Pike Place Market in 1971 (it’s still there), this local coffee bean roaster […]

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What are some of the bedroom communities to Seattle and Bellevue that offer close proximity and a small town feel?

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One of the many bedroom communities to Seattle and nearby Bellevue is North Bend. While this town is home to the main North American production facility for Nintendo, most residents commute to the larger cities for work. Property values here have gone up substantially in the last decade, but North Bend remains an affordable alternative […]

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What kind of outdoor recreation areas within the city of Seattle may be worth checking into?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Greenbelts are abundant throughout downtown Seattle and the surrounding communities, with the city boasting over 6,200 acres of parks and urban greenspaces. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast wanting to move to Seattle, rent apartments in the city—they are sure to be within easy reach of one of these amazing parks. Discovery Park, in Northwest Seattle, […]

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What is Puget Sound and how are the efforts at conservation going?

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The metropolitan area of Seattle overlooks the pristine waters of Puget Sound, which is partially responsible for the damp climate and defines the personality of this part of the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes simply referred to as “the Sound,” the saltwater bay is fed seasonally by runoff from the Olympic and Cascade Mountain watersheds. A ferry […]

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What is the nightlife like in Seattle?

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Whether you call downtown home or just like venturing into the urban landscape, Seattle’s nightlife won’t disappoint. Just as apartments for rent in Seattle are abundant and diverse, so are the offerings for evening entertainment. Want to listen to the blues, belly up to the bar in an Irish Pub, hit an ultra hip club, […]

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What are the popular outdoor recreation destinations in and around Seattle?

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A big draw to the Pacific Northwest, besides eclectic culture and Starbucks, is an abundance of recreational activities that can be enjoyed year-round. Within a day’s drive, you can hike up mountains, boat on waterways, lounge on beaches, and do everything in between. In colder months, nearby mountains afford ample snow for skiing, snowboarding and […]

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