Choosing where to move can be a daunting task. You weigh the pros and the cons of city after city and ask yourself, “Should I move here, or should I move there… or how about that one, too?” It’s time to calm your discombobulated thoughts and take a deep breath because we have the answer for you:
Where should you move? Seattle. Why? Because…
1. YOU CAN LIVE THE MODERN CITY LIFE AND THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE LIFE
Seattle is the best of both worlds: an urban jungle with more than 700,000 inhabitants situated alongside scenic coastlines and Washington’s breathtaking forests. Towering modern buildings and timeless deciduous trees. Winding highways and whimsical lakes. Mankind’s iconic Space Needle and nature’s extraordinary Mount Rainier. Seattle merges city life and the great outdoors into a refreshing harmony. Relish the time absorbed in the hustle and bustle of a booming city, and savor the hours immersed in the restful stillness of the wild.
2. YOU CAN EASILY STAY CAFFEINATED 24/7
(Although we definitely wouldn’t recommend it.)
If you love coffee (and by love, we mean love), then Seattle is paradise. Boasting the highest number of coffee shops per capita, this coffee capital ensures you’ll never find yourself in a caffeine shortage. The corporate giant Starbucks founded their first café in 1971 on 2000 Western Ave, and over the years, local places like Milstead & Co. have earned the loyalty of many Seattleites. Make sure to have your mug collection ready when you arrive because you’re going to need every single cup! (And perhaps quite a few more as well.)
3. YOUR PETS ARE PEOPLE, TOO
All pet owners rejoice! From restaurants to bars and public transportation to parks, Seattle is pet-friendly to the core. Seattleites love their pets – especially their dogs – so as long as your four-legged friends remain well-behaved, they are welcome in pet-approved spots throughout the city. And for the honorary family members keen to explore the outdoors, numerous adventures await them whether it’s a leisurely walk through the wildflower meadows of Tonga Ridge or riding on a kayak across Green Lake. Truthfully, they might enjoy Seattle more than you (and if making your pet happy isn’t enough to convince you to move to Seattle, then we don’t know what will).
4. YOU WON’T FIND FRESHER SEAFOOD ANYWHERE ELSE
It’s a simple motto Seattle lives by: the best seafood is fresh seafood. And not just any kind of fresh, but the kind of fresh that swims straight out of the ocean and onto your plate. Seafood is no doubt a Seattle staple given their world-famous Pike Place Fish Market (known for playfully throwing fish) along with numerous seafood restaurants, food trucks, and bars throughout the city. So if salmon, crabs, and oysters have your taste buds tap dancing with excitement, then finding scrumptious bites in Seattle is a breeze.
5. BUNDLES OF LOCAL PRODUCE ARE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Home to seven popular farmers markets, Seattle makes purchasing fresh produce, baked goods, and homemade products simple all year ‘round – everything you need is in one place! Munch on tasty samples, collect recipe ideas and try new flavors. Socialize with friends (even make some new ones) and entertain children with kid-friendly activities all while supporting the local economy. Who knew grocery shopping could be fun? There’s a reason Seattleites adore their farmer’s markets.