Welcome to Seattle!
Welcome to Seattle, located in the northwestern corner of the United States. Enjoy the incredible restaurants, the coffee scene, sports, Puget Sound, the Olympic mountains, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
Famous Seattle Landmark The Space Needle
An Experience The Whole Family Will Enjoy
Often called Seattle's Eiffel Tower, the Space Needle is the destination to visit. Originally built for the 1962 World Fair under the theme "The Age of Space," the Space Needle stands 520 feet high. Enjoy 360-degree breathtaking views of Seattle on multiple levels. Stay inside and enjoy floor-to-ceiling views and open-air glass walls and glass benches. The brave can move to the outdoor observation deck or to The Loupe, the world's first rotating glass floor. Look down, and you'll view Seattle as if you're flying overhead in a plane, only better. The Loupe Lounge offers cocktails and culinary masterpieces as you enjoy revolving glass-floor views. Download the Space Needle app for the latest information.
- Views of the Seattle landscape, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, Cascade & Olympic Mountain Ranges
- Spacebase Gift Shop
- The Loupe Lounge
Getting Around Seattle
Bike or Scooter Rental
TIP: Using ORCA cards will save you money as you visit the best attractions in Seattle. The ORCA card is a transit pass you can use on buses, light rail, streetcars, and more. The pass is very affordable and can be downloaded from your favorite app store (myORCA app). ORCA cards are also available online and at vending machines and participating retailers around Seattle.
Glass Museum Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum
Blown Glass Will Blow Your Mind
Visit Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass museum to see unforgettable, colorful glass sculptures that will leave you in awe. The work Dale Chihuly, the world-renowned glass artist, is showcased at the museum. He created many glassblowing techniques to make the colorful, twisted, oversized, gravity-defying glass designs you'll see in the galleries. Imagine seeing a glass jellyfish the size of a truck tire or a twisted 20-foot glass sculpture that looks like a conglomeration of jellyfish, reeds, and clams. You can even watch live glassblowing demonstrations!
- Live Glassblowing Demos
- New Installations
- Indoor Galleries
- Gift Shop
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Seattle, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to highrises. Whether you want to live in the city or the surrounding area, Seattle offers a great way of life!
- Get prequalified for a mortgage
- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in Seattle!
Fun For The Whole FamilyPike Place Market
The Soul of Seattle
Opened in 1907, the Pike Place Market started as a public farmers market with 6-12 farmers selling produce. Today the farmers market features artisans selling their crafts, a fish market, flower vendors, gift shops, and more. Enjoy the energy of the market as fish are thrown over crowds of people, take a photo with Rachel the Piggy Bank, stroll through the Secret Garden, check out the Gum Wall, and take a whirl on the Seattle Great Wheel. Plan on spending at least a couple of hours checking out the Seattle market and then stopping for an ice cream cone, a cup of coffee (Seattle is famous for its coffee), a snack, a pint at a local brewery, or a meal at a nearby restaurant. Seattle has some of the best seafood around! You're going to LOVE Pike Place Market!
Live Music Thriving Music & Concert Scene
Embrace the variety of live music in Seattle
The city of Seattle offers a variety of music genres and clubs to suit any music lover: jazz, rock-n-roll, grunge, and a beat-dropping DJ are just the beginning.
Many famous musicians have graced Seattle, including Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Heart, Soundgarden, Nirvana, and Macklemore.
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Seattle
There are so many activities and sites to see in Seattle:
- Salish Sea Tours
- Pike Place Market
- Botanical Gardens
- Seattle Arboretum
- Woodland Park Zoo
- The Seattle Great Wheel
- Wings Over Washington
- Seahawks Football (NFL)
- Mariners Major League Baseball
- Original Starbucks Coffee House
The median price of homes is approximately $811,300 (Nov. 2022)
Seattle offers a variety of home-buying options, including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, highrise apartment, townhouse, or condo. Since the average price of homes is elevated, you might consider living just outside of the city to save money.
- Cost of living per single person: $1,295/month (w/o rent)
- Average home price: $811,300
- Residential property tax rate: 0.93%
Seattle is nicknamed "The Emerald City
Seattle's nickname is The Emerald City reflecting its lush, green, forested landscape. Seattle is also known as the "Rain City" and "The Coffee Capital of the World."
Enjoy a trip to Seattle between June and September, and you'll bask in the warmest and driest weather, with temperatures rising from the 60's F to the mid 70's F.
- Elevation: 174 feet
- Land area: 83.78 mi²
- Approx. population: 733,919 (2021)
- Median resident age: 35.2 years old
$120,970 is the average income in Seattle
Seattle scores 88.38 for work-life balance and is ranked #1 in the United States. The most common job in Seattle is an internship, believe it or not. The average salary for an intern is $40,829. Some of the highest-paying jobs include cardiologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and pathologists. The most common jobs include the following:
- Sales Associate
- Customer Service Rep
- Administrative Assistant
Moving to Seattle, Washington
Would you like to live in Seattle?
Seattle Offers Big City Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in Seattle and enjoy big-city living, famous coffee, great restaurants, live music, and professional sports teams, you have many options.
Living in the #1 city in America includes opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, lovely parks, and friendly locals.
Seattle offers a variety of home styles, including Victorian, Tudor, Bungalows, modern, highrises, and even boathouses. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses