Seattle Washington City Guide

 
 

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Seattle Washington City Profile

Seattle Washington is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest United States and was founded in the 1850s. The modern Seattle metropolitan area is home to around 3.8 million residents. Known as the birthplace of grunge music and for its heavy coffee consumption (Starbucks was founded here), Seattle was also rated most literate city in America in 2005. Many software and Internet companies make Seattle their home, including Microsoft and Amazon.com. Seattle's politics lean to the left.

Tourism has increasingly become important to Seattle's economy. In addition to historic restaurants and hotels dating back to its origins in the lumber industry, Seattle's landmarks include the ubiquitous Space Needle, the Pike Place Market (full of little restaurants and eateries), the original Starbucks, and the Fremont Troll. Seattle also hosts the annual Seattle International Film Festival.

Seattle Washington Facts at a Glance:

  • Seattle is positioned between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. It faces the Olympic Mountains to the west. The city is hilly, particularly near the center of the downtown area.
  • In 2005, Men's Fitness magazine named Seattle fittest city in the US.
  • Seattle has the highest percentage of college graduates of any major U.S. city.
  • Seattle sports teams include the Seattle Mariners (baseball), Seattle Seahawks (football), and the Seattle SuperSonics (men's basketball).
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