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Seattle OVERVIEW
An innovative metropolis friendly to progressive thought, Seattle treasures its laid-back lifestyle; its more than 600,000 residents are known for high educational attainment and an easy-going nature. Often declared a best place to live, the Emerald City is the birthplace of icons as diverse as Boeing, the Starbucks coffee empire and Kurt Cobain’s alternative music. The city's setting is spectacular: it faces the waters of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, backed by Lake Washington and the Cascade Range, with regal Mount Rainier on the southern horizon. The temperate climate fosters year-round recreation; sailors race on Puget Sound, kayakers paddle Lake Union, bikers traverse urban greenbelts, and hikers explore hidden corners of the city’s parks. When they’re not outdoors, residents and visitors enjoy a broad palette of cultural offerings, from top-notch museums to jazz festivals, from coastal Native American ceremonies to art walks. For more artistic offerings, Tacoma's world-class ...See More museum district sits just a half-hour south. See Less
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