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Seattle is a bustling, artsy metropolitan that has experienced incredible growth in recent years. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation thanks to the abundance of technology companies and startups located in the city. Seattle, named after Duwamish Chief Sealth, is a city full of art and culture, as well as astounding views of Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound. Although renown for its rain, few places beat a sunny summer day in Seattle!

Seattle has been consistently ranked top three in the nation for best cities for technology workers the past few years. Home to companies such as Amazon, Starbucks, F5 Networks, Google, and within close distance to Microsoft and Boeing, the employment opportunities in Seattle are astounding. In addition, the University of Washington Seattle continues to pave the way in research, technology and medical advancements as No. 15 in the world for top universities.

There is always something to do in Seattle! During football season you will find a majority of Seattleites sporting blue and green apparel in support of the Seattle Seahawks. When not watching the Hawks, rain or shine you will find Seatteites enjoying the lovely greenery and water of Seattle and the surrounding areas. Within easy driving distance of hiking trails and mountain passes for snow sports, Seattle is an amazing place for outdoor enthusiasts! During the many days of rain though, Seattle is home to incredible restaurants, a vibrant music scene, art galore, and an indie film scene.

Population: 652,405
Average list price: $595,000
Median sales price: $475,000
Median household income: $80,849
School rating: B
Colleges/Universities: University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, Cornish College of the Arts, Cortiva Institute Seattle, Seattle Central College, South Seattle College, Seattle University, The Art Institute of Seattle

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