Topic: Seattle Metro
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
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
What are some of the bedroom communities to Seattle and Bellevue that offer close proximity and a small town feel?
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 […]View Post
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, […]View Post