Living in Seattle

Seattle is known as the crowning jewel, the Emerald City of the Evergreen State. Washington state´s largest city combines a bustling urban lifestyle with year-round outdoor activities. Despite its reputation as "Rain City," Seattle actually receives less precipitation than other American cities such as New York City and Boston. Although Seattle does have cloudy or partly cloudy days throughout the year, this Seatown is filled with parks and lakes perfect for sailing, skiing, bicycling, camping and hiking any time of the year.

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Discover Romantic Date Ideas in Seattle, from dining to entertainment and more.
What to do with the kids? Bring on the fun, rain or shine, at these Seattle Family Attractions.
Sports fans and weekend warriors: here's your go-to list for Seattle Sports & Recreation.
Dive into the cultural scene and explore Arts, Music & Entertainment in Seattle.
Experience the art, culture and history of Jet City at these Seattle Museums.
Check out the top Seattle Nightlife spots, where there's always a reason to celebrate.
Indulge in a culinary adventure and enjoy the Best Restaurants in Seattle.
Here's a round-up of the best Seattle shopping spots, including bargains and luxury items.
Check out these Seattle tours and discover special details about this amazing city.
Take advantage of sunny days to enjoy the city's natural beauty with these Seattle Outdoor Activities.
Looking for something to celebrate? Check out our calendar of Seattle Festivals & Shows.
Find out a few of the little gems that make Seattle America?s Emerald City.

Seattle lies between the Puget Sound, Lake Washington, the Cascade Range and the Olympic Mountains, and has a multitude of rivers, forests, lakes and fields. The landscape plays a major role in the culture of the city–including Seattle´s reputation as the fittest city in the United States. The burgeoning downtown waterfront buzzes with activity as residents and tourists enjoy the open air as they experience the fine shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Popular festivals also draw in big crowds.

Tourism is not Seattle´s only economic means. The Port of Seattle continues to play a major role in this diverse and continuously strong economy. Driven by a mix of older industrial companies and start up businesses, Seattle is well known for its contributions to green building, clean technologies and the best coffee in America. Three Fortune 500 companies, as well as numerous other nationally recognized companies, have headquarters in the blossoming business landscape.

 

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Seattle Government

City of Seattle

City of Seattle

Phone: (206) 684-2489
Web: www.seattle.gov

Seattle Police Department

Seattle Police Department

Phone: (206) 625-5011
Web: www.seattle.gov

Seattle Fire Department

Seattle Fire Department

Phone: (206) 386-1400
Web: www.seattle.gov

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Of Commerce

Phone: (206) 389-7200
Web: www.seattlechamber.com

Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau

Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau

Phone: (206) 461-5800
Web: www.visitseattle.org

 

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Seattle Transportation

Dept. of Transportation Metro Transit Division

Dept. of Transportation Metro Transit Division

Phone: (206) 553-3000
Web: www.metro.kingcounty.gov

Sea-Tac Airport

Sea-Tac Airport

Phone: (206) 787-5388
Web: www.portseattle.org