Seattle is a beautiful city nestled between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Whether you are watching whales in the Sound, or visiting the Space Needle, you will feel the good vibe of Seattle.
Seattle is unfairly pinned as being rainy, when really it only rains a lot in the winter. Its weather is actually quite mild, allowing for year-round recreation outside, including walking, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, motor boating, sailing, team sports, and swimming.
This city of neighborhoods is a real community, with many areas having Neighborhood Service Centers, their own street fairs, and serious farmers’ markets.
Seattle has a musical history, with a strong jazz scene that started the careers of people such as Ray Charles and Quincy Jones. It was the birthplace of “grunge” in the 90’s, made famous by groups such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam. It’s also known for indie rock music.
You can’t forget the coffee companies founded in Seattle: Starbucks, Seattle’s Best and Tully’s. There are also many independent cafés and a culture that makes visiting those cafés a way of life.
As far as being green, Seattle has vowed to have zero net per capita greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. There are many businesses, which do green business, and consumers support these businesses.
The city is known to be smart, as one of the two most literate cities among America’s largest cities. Seattle has a high percentage of college graduates, with 53% of the population over 25 holding a bachelor’s degree.
Find out for yourself. Make plans to explore this great city of the West Coast before your call your Seattle movers.
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