Welcome to Seattle
People find themselves moving to the Seattle area every year. Perhaps now that is you. Every city is a little different and offers its own collection of pros and cons. Here we will take a look at a few of those. It's good to learn a little something what your new city has to offer? What are some of the things I can do in my off time? Where should I live and how should I get around? A little research can go a long way as you plan your relocation.
Home Sweet Home
Seattle offers a wide array of living arraignments to fit any family or individual. High rise apartments in downtown Seattle give you freedom from yard work and keeps you centrally located to work and nightlife. Renting a home within any number of neighborhoods reduces your financial responsibility for replacing household appliances while also giving you more freedom to relocate in the near future. Owning your home is a perfect way to invest in your future and avoid losing money on a temporary home. No matter what choice is right for you, Seattle provides a multitude of housing options for everyone.
Dude, Where's My Car?
One thing Seattle is known for, besides drizzly weather, is a healthy supply of traffic. Commuting within Seattle and even beyond takes more time than the miles should because of the large population living here. That said, Seattle offers fantastic transit options that are looking to be expanded further. Within the city, getting around without a vehicle is entirely possible. Not only that, it reduces the headache of finding parking, paying for gas and upkeep and even helps in keeping you more active. If you frequently want or need to leave the city, owning a car may be a better option. It is up to you what works best with your budget and lifestyle.
It's the weekend in Seattle! What to Do
If you aren't the homebody, happy to sit in pj's streaming the latest binge worthy shows, you found a great city. Seattle offers everything from urban coffee shops and quaint used bookstores to museums covering local history, music, art, computers and aviation. Parks complete with marine views and access, wooded trails, playgrounds and unique sculptures created by local artists. Evening offers Broadway shows at the Paramount, concerts at the Showbox and sporting events at T-Mobile Park and Century Link Field. Not to mention the countless festivals, community events and volunteering opportunities offered year round.
How about the Outdoors in Seattle?
Seattle is known for its lush greenery, and snow capped mountains in the distance. With a mix of rain, sun and moderate temperatures, the right clothing can keep you outside and active all year long. Whether your have a four legged partner or a family of five, the Pacific Northwest offers scenic beach walks, fresh forest strolls, jogs around Green Lake or explore the many communities outside of the city. When summer comes, there is no better place to paddleboard or kayak Lake Union or take a ferry to explore the San Juan Islands. The beauty of the northwest is unbeatable.
Seattle, Here I Come
Even after you get settled, the city has a constantly growing list of choices for activities, education and employment. Becoming part of a non-profit or charity organization may be just what you have been looking for. Perhaps cultivating your own organic produce at a community gardens is right up your alley. These are just a few of the countless options to available to you here in Seattle. Now put your walking shoes on and go explore.
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