• Seattle is a world-class metropolis that offers the best of urban life within wild, beautiful natural surroundings.
  • Abundant employment opportunities. Highest minimum wage in the country starting at $11.00 in April of 2015 and increasing to $15.00 over a number of years.
  • 2014-06-07_1402112815World-class educational institutions
  • Vibrant culture
  • Mass transit
  • Populace is: educated, politically liberal, outdoor-loving, with a laid-back approach to life.
  • Three national parks lie within a two-hour drive and the city is a gateway to the San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula and British Columbia.
What people say about Seattle:
Most Livable City in America – U.S. Conference of Mayors – June 2005
Seattle ranks in the top 10 “coolest cities” in America – Forbes, September 2010
Seattle ranked # 2 for the best city for the next decade – Kiplinger’s, July 2010
Most Educated City – U.S. Census Bureau data, August 2006
Seattle is America’s greenest and most sustainable major (population over 250,000) city – Natural Resources Defense Council, July 2009
Seattle is the second cleanest U.S. City – Forbes magazine, March 17, 2008
Seattle named second-fittest U.S. city – American College of Sports Medicine, June 2008
Seattle is the fourth safest major city in America – Forbes.com, Oct. 26, 2009
Among the “World’s 13 Most Stunning City Skylines” – ForbesTraveler.com, March 2009
Voted one of America’s Favorite Cities by travelers and scored highest for cafes and coffee bars, farmers’ markets, intelligence, environmental awareness, public parks and access to the outdoors in a poll conducted by Travelandleisure.com and CNN Headline News – September, 2008
# 3 among the top U.S. cities for women – Women’s Health magazine, January 2009
Seattle was ranked # 4 among U.S. cities with the highest volunteering rate – NationalService.gov, 2011
Seattle named America’s Most Active City – Men’s Health magazine and Mediamark Research
Seattle ranked # 7 in top 10 U.S. cities for jobs now – Monster.com, 2011