There is nothing quite like the cityscape of Seattle. The Seattle Metro area is a truly stunning mix of high-rise buildings, shimmering expanses of water and mountainous ranges. Lush greenery and waterways resonate a peaceful touch to city life and despite common misconceptions, hiding under umbrellas every day isn't actually necessary.
As a seaport city, Seattle is a major gateway for international trade, but it's also a hub for national headquarters. Many world leading companies are based in the area including Amazon, Nordstrom, and Starbucks. All which have helped Seattle and nearby Redmond, Kirkland, and Bellevue embrace new technologies and become thriving communities to call home.
South of Seattle are Federal Way and Auburn, where life moves a bit slower than up in the city. The local vibe is calm and uncomplaining with job opportunities never too far away and weekends filled with outdoor enjoyment.