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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Arts and culture
-Nearby recreation

Cons

-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


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Seattle is 4.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Seattle jobs have Increased by 2.64 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Seattle's cost of living is 54.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Seattle's population is 612,916 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.21 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Seattle is $429,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Seattle public schools spend $12,674 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.9 students per teacher in Seattle.

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Comments


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... (read more)
Great city but don't be naive
I lived in Seattle for 34 years and worked downtown nearly all that time. I know the downtown and surrounding areas very well and feel I can speak fairly about the... (read more)
re: Looking to relocate from Minneapolis to Seattl
I've lived in Minneapolis, Florida, California, KC, Madison, Chicago, Bellingham and grew up in Seattle. I currently live in Bellingham, Washington now. I'll be 48 this... (read more)
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