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Seattle, Washington   Add Favorite    269 Reviews | Review This Place


-Attractive setting
-Arts and culture
-Nearby recreation


-Sprawl and traffic
-Clouds and rain
-Cost of living

What Bert Has To Say About Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area

Seattle is a lively and cosmopolitan city beautifully set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. The main downtown area sits on a narrow, hilly strip of land between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Modern skyscrapers rise on high hills in the city center, with residential units lining the lower areas along the water and north of downtown.

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Quick Facts About Seattle

    The unemployment rate in Seattle is 4.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Seattle jobs have Increased by 1.69 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Seattle's cost of living is 76.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Seattle's population is 684,451 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 32.58 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Seattle is $584,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 29.26 percent.
    Seattle public schools spend $12,436 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Seattle.

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Seattle/Miserable Town

I spent five unhappy years in Seattle, going to college. It is true what people say about the place being unfriendly. If you say something to someone at a bus stop,...



Places in the Heart

I have lived in Seattle for 36 years. It has changed a lot - for better and worse but is still lovely. Still a place at 23 I would want to move to - even more than the...



Its what you expect

Yeah it does tend to rain 8 months out of the year while hovering in the 30s and 40s which makes the rain bite into you a bit. Traffic is very very bad. Rush hour is...



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