Founded in 1869, the City of Seattle is a major metropolitan destination located on the beautiful Puget Sound. Greater Seattle excels in livability with a mild climate, affordable housing, a full range of arts, cultural and sporting events, an abundance of shops and restaurants, and easy access to outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.


Surrounded by mountains and water, the greater Seattle area features picture-perfect views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round. The city maintains 6,100 acres of parkland where residents bike, jog, rollerblade, and hike. Magazines such as Fortune and Money rate Puget Sound communities as the best places to live in America.

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