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 […]View Post
Topic: Seattle Metro
Seattle is known for being extremely gloomy, shrouded in a misty, ongoing rain that persists so long that summer doesn’t seem to arrive until Independence Day, according to residents. While it’s true that it does stay pretty wet in Seattle, this part of Washington actually sees less measurable precipitation than many other major cities, including […]View Post
Located between Seattle and Tacoma, but still considered part of the metropolitan area, lies the large suburban community of Federal Way. Flanked by Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound, Federal Way is the 6th largest city in Washington and boasts a mild climate thanks to its close proximity to the Sound. Another community nestled in the […]View Post
Two major sports teams call the city of Seattle home—the Seahawks of the NFL and baseball’s Mariners. Both venues are located on the outskirts of Pioneer Square Historic District, in the southern part of downtown Seattle and accessed easily by residents of Seattle apartments and the surrounding areas. Qwest Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks, […]View Post
While small in size at a mere 16.6 square miles, Redmond, Washington is active, exciting and a hub of modern industry. Located a mere 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, this little city is home to the headquarters of a number of well-known biomedical and technology companies, including Microsoft , Honeywell and Nintendo of America, as […]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