The Pacific Northwest region is unlike any other! Set in the backdrop of the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges, in between the coast of the Puget Sound and the shores of Lake Washington, is the majestic Seattle area. With its natural beauty, robust economy and friendly occupants, the Pacific Northwest is a highly-desirable place to call home.
1. No Income Tax!
No kidding…Washington State is one of only seven U.S. States that don’t currently have an income tax.
2. It Doesn’t Rain That Much!
Really, it’s true! Despite what you may have heard studies show Seattle ranks as the 44th on a list of the wettest U.S. cities by rainfall. Not too shabby!
3. It’s a Tech Paradise.
Ample tech-based companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia and more all call Seattle their home base. Seattle has surpassed New York as the third best Tech Market in the nation, behind only San Francisco and Washington D.C. Plus, the cost of living in Seattle is not as high as other well-known Tech Cities, making it an ideal place to live for anyone with a tech occupation.
4. Not Everyone From Seattle is From Seattle.
It’s just easier to say you’re from Seattle although what we really mean is (said in the voice of Buzz Lightyear), “To Seattle…And Beyond!” Don’t get me wrong, with over 655,000 residents, The Emerald City is nothing to scoff at. But more than 3.5 million people inhabit the greater Seattle Metropolitan area and call “Seattle” home.
5. Coffee, Beer and Delicious Eats!
Seattle is serious about their coffee, their beer and their extensive options for tasty food! From the famous Starbucks brand to the tiny Bigfoot Java, a million microbreweries and nationally recognized top-notch seafood and cuisine, there’s something for everyone.
6. Nothing Beats a Seattle Summer.
Crystal blue skies and warm sunny days that don’t get too hot make the area perfect for enjoying outdoor recreation. From hiking to boating, there’s plenty of day-trip excursions to explore in the great outdoors.
7. Bikes are Welcome.
The Seattle area is known for a vast network of bike lanes, shared paths, and plenty of bike-friendly trail systems. Cyclists from around the country have voted Seattle one of the best biking cities in the U.S.
8. It’s a Team Sport.
From the earthquake-inducing roars on Sunday during Seahawk season, to the casual hot-dog eating crowds watching the Mariners, to the scarf-yielding cult-like following of the MLS Sounders, sports are in the blood of any given Seattlelite.
9. A Commitment to the Arts.
The arts preserve unique culture and heritage, foster young imaginations, create jobs and nurture a welcoming sense and a desirable quality of life. Seattle has a vibrant art community with a positive social impact on the region.
10. Lennar Knows the Area.
The Seattle Division of Lennar has grown up in this community and knows the areas intimately. With over a dozen active communities across the region, Lennar Seattle builds the best homes in the best neighborhoods and includes the very best features!