Nationally recognized as one the best cities to live in, Seattle is where you can explore the contrasting thrills of a metropolitan playground on the edge of the wilderness. It’s Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Seattle Center, Space Needle, ferry rides, art and music, and great coffee!
Founded in 1869, the City of Seattle is located on Puget Sound, 113 Miles for the United States and Canadian Border. Its first economic boom came in the 1890s as the last departure point for those chasing the Klondike Gold Rush. It continued to prosper as a major Pacific Port with the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. In 1962, Seattle hosted the World’s Fair for which the futuristic space needle was built.
Seattle is the headquarters of mega-corporations such as Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Nintendo, Starbucks and with offices for Facebook, Google, and many more. Large retailers from this area include Eddie Bauer, Nordstrom, and Costco.
Seattle’s population in 2022 is estimated to be 772,613 and growing steadily, with about 1,000 new people coming to the Greater Seattle Area every week. Due to this, it is currently home to the largest public transportation project, the light rail, in the nation.
People are moving here, businesses are relocating and expanding, families are putting down roots, and restaurants and nightlife are booming. Take your time to explore and enjoy, welcome to Seattle!