Seattle is about 100 miles South of Canadian border. As the capital of Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon, Seattle hosts a diverse, tech-savvy population. So if you love green foliage and rain, coffee and tech, and all around consider yourself an urbanite, welcome to Seattle where there might be some cloudy weather but the sun shines for all those searching for long-term apartments for rent and tenants are moving in every day.
Wherever you go in Seattle, you are never too far from the water. Puget Sound is to the west, Lake Washington is to the west, Lake Washington is to the east, and to the north is the Lake Union with the eye-catching floating homes. Widely known for its overcast weather, when the sun does come out the spectacular beauty of the waterways, forests, and distant view of Mount Rainier makes Seattle one of the most stunning cities on the West Coast.
Seattle has over 600, adding up to 6.9 million square feet of cultural space including 63,871 theater seats and 588,241 square feet of gallery space. Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and public cultural spaces like Capitol Hill Arts District and Olympic Sculpture Park also make Seattle a welcoming community for the artist in you.
The Port of Seattle is the 8th largest in the country and a major gateway for trade with Asia and cruises to Alaska. Seattle was ranked as America's No. 1 "smarter city" based on its government policies and green economy. Technology is the dominant industry in this Seattle. Though it was affected by the Great Recession, Seattle has retained a comparatively strong economy and remains a hotbed for start-up businesses ignited by the wild success of companies like Amazon.com, Allrecipes.com, Classmates.com, WhitePages.com, and Moz.com. The video game industry is booming, thanks to Arenanet, Big Fish Games, PopCap, and Sucker Punch Productions. There is also a growing biotech field with companies such as Juno Therapeutics, Kineta, Seattle Genetics, and ZymoGenetics.
The Seattle area is the cloudiest region of the United States, due in part to frequent storms and lows moving in from the adjacent Pacific Ocean. Seattle experiences its heaviest rainfall during the months of November, December, and January, receiving roughly half of its annual rainfall (by volume) during this period.
Seattle is the city that revolutionized coffee, so make sure to check out the original Starbucks store and pay a visit to Greenwood cafe or Neptune cafe. Don’t go sleep without seafood when in Seattle. Elliott's Oyster House and Taylor Shellfish Farms are top Seattle favorites. Dahlia Lounge, El Gaucho, Ray’s Boathouse are amongst many other great restaurants for your personal dining and family celebration.
In recent years, the city has experienced steady population growth and has been faced with the issue of accommodating more residents. Seattle's population historically has been predominantly white, although its proportion of white residents has been gradually declining as of 2010 census. According to the last census, Seattle had a population of 608,660 and a racial composition as follows: 70% White, 14% Asian, 8% African-American, 7% Latino, 2% American Indian or other Pacific Islander, 7% other.
The Seattle area was previously inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first Europeans visited in 1790’s. The name "Seattle" appears on official Washington Territory papers dated May 23, 1853. As a former timber town and gateway during Gold Rush of 1890’s, Seattle has had a strong heritage of both industries as well as boom-and-bust cycles, like many other cities near areas of extensive natural and mineral resources.
Make sure you check out Space Needle, Seattle’s Great Wheel ride, and Pike Place Market. Great Seattle Wheel, Kerry Park, Discovery Park, Seattle Center, Columbia Center Observatory, Teatro Zinzanni, Washington Park Arboretum, GasWorks Park & Pedestrian Underground Concourse.
Seattle nightlife options are great clubs and bars. Century Ballroom, Last Supper Club are a great place to dance and party. Best bars in Seattle are Quinn’s Pub, Foreign National, and Dark Bar. Top Seattle rooftop bars include Rooftop Brewing Company, Maximilien, and 95 Slide. If you are looking for fun places to also play, check out Garage Billiards, Waterwheel Lounge.
Downtown Seattle’s public transportation is among the best in the country, offering everything from buses to streetcars to the Link light rail. Metro Transit (Sound Transit, Link Light Rail, Community Transit) and the South Lake Union Streetcar are perfect public transportation options. Ferry, bike and ride sharing are amongst other major modes of transportation used by Seattle residents.
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Located on the city's downtown waterfront on land that was artificially flattened as part of a regrading project. Formerly a low-rent, semi-industrial arts district, in recent decades it has transformed into a neighborhood of trendy restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs, and residential towers as well as warehouses and art galleries, surrounded by plenty of apartments for rent.
A densely populated residential district in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is one of the city's most prominent nightlife and entertainment districts and is the center of the city's counterculture communities. Volunteer Park and Washington Park Arboretum are both located here, along with unique boutiques and an ever growing music scene.
An affluent neighborhood and geographic feature in Seattle, northwest of downtown. The neighborhood sits on the highest named hill in the city. The hill became a popular spot for the city's early economic and cultural elite to build their mansions, and the name derives from the architectural style typical of many of the early homes.
Home to Amazon HQ, South-Lake Union is the hub of all things startup in Seattle. It’s also home to REI flagship and Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). With industrial and commercial growth, more residential centers sprang up to house company employees and other residents so you bet you can find ideal apartments for rent.
Ballard is a neighborhood located in the northwestern part of Seattle, Washington. To the north it is bounded by Crown Hill,; to the east by Greenwood, Phinney Ridge and Fremont; to the south by the Lake Washington Ship Canal; and to the west by Puget Sound’s Shilshole Bay. Ballard is a historical neighborhood influenced by Scandinavian heritage and maritime history, and proximity to the water offers plenty of opportunities for aquatic adventures.
Home to the University of Washington, the University District is a mix of urban shopping areas; historic architecture; and great cafes, pubs, restaurants, and theaters. Attractions include the stellar collections at the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum. Being a student center this neighborhood has a high turnover of apartments for rent.
Located above the Retail Core and Chinatown-International District, First Hill is regarded as the hospital district, home to some the world’s most respected medical and research institutions, most notably Swedish Hospital and Virginia Mason Medical Center.
Perhaps Seattle's best-known neighborhood, Downtown Seattle is known for the original Starbucks, Pike Place Market, seafood and general gourmet goodness, and of course, the Gum Wall. Downtown Seattle is experiencing redevelopment and there plenty of lofts and apartments for rent.
Lake City is the northeast region of Seattle, centered along Lake City Way northeast of downtown. Despite being a spread out region and presence of many other businesses and public art displays, Lake City has a strong sense of community.
A northernmost neighborhood within the Rainier Valley, Atlantic is a more affordable Seattle neighborhood and one of the trendiest parts of the city thanks to parks, nearby Lake Washington, and a mix of newer and older buildings. You can find many options as far as long-term lofts and apartments for rent in Seattle’s Atlantic neighborhood.