Known for its hip, energetic vibe, Seattle boasts plenty of housing options ranging from waterfront properties in Leschi to bungalows in Mount Baker to condos on Capitol Hill. The latter neighborhood boasts a vibrant nightlife, while other communities, like Greenwood, have more of a hometown feel perfect for young families and Ballard blends the best of both urban and suburban living.
Seattle isn’t all rain and no shine. True, there are about 140 days of precipitation annually, but all that moisture makes way to lush, green landscapes and earns Seattle the nickname "Emerald City." From small gardens with park benches hidden beneath moss-covered overpasses to the large, forested Discovery Park located within the city limits, this urban metropolis echoes the attractiveness of more secluded places. Summers are pleasant with average temperatures of 75 degrees, free from humidity and full of things to do. The popular Pike Place Market offers fresh produce and affordable flowers, not to mention over 200 other vendors and specialty shops. Seattle also boasts world-famous coffee shops and one of the hottest music scenes in the United States. All of this, combined with top employers including Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon.com makes Seattle the perfect place to call home.