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Seattle Metro and Neighborhood Information

With its breathtaking landscape and sprawling public parks, Seattle is often referred to as the Emerald City. Located between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington in King County, Seattle was first inhabited predominantly by American Indians until the first European settlers arrived in 1851. The Klondike Gold Rush during the late 19th century helped turn Seattle into a major transportation center. Today, many Fortune 500 companies have chosen to headquarter in this bustling city, including Washington Mutual, Amazon.com, Nordstrom and Starbucks.

As the birth place of grunge rock, Seattle has a rich music history. Bands such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Deathcab for Cutie, Foo Fighters and Modest Mouse have put the city on the nation’s cultural map. The most striking feature in the Seattle skyline is the Space Needle. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, this landmark is visited by about 20,000 people a day. The Space Needle is located in the Seattle Center just North of Bell town in lower Queen Anne.

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, residents can enjoy two major concerts, the Seattle International Film festival and the Northwest Folk Life festival. During the rest of the year, there is much to offer in other areas of the city, such as the Woodland Park Zoo, the oldest zoo on the West Coast, the Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Underground Tour, featuring an exhibit of places that existed before the Great Fire of 1889. Residents also enjoy professional sports teams, including the Seattle Mariners (MLB), Seahawks (NFL) and the SuperSonics (NBA).

Friendly neighborhood shops

Popular neighborhoods in Seattle include Broadmoor, Madison Park and Tacoma. The median value for a single family home is about $425,000. Located near the west end of the Evergreen Point Bridge, Madison Park stands out not as a typical urban neighborhood but as a unique, familiar enclave. Its commercial center stretches east from Lake Washington Boulevard to the foot of Madison Street facing Lake Washington, with more than 60 diverse neighborhood businesses located along its tree-lined streets.

Business owners are likely to know their customers’ names as shoppers relax with a cappuccino at tables set up along bustling sidewalks, browse in one of the neighborhood’s many independently owned shops or spend the evening dining at a number of well-loved eateries. Expect to pay $449,000 and up for a home in this friendly neighborhood.

Although real estate prices are higher in the Emerald City, there are many complimentary outdoor activities that more than make up for the costs. Throughout the year, residents can enjoy sailing, skiing, biking, camping and hiking, to name a few. Take a load off and relax for the day with leisurely activities including visiting the Smith Tower, Pike Place Market, Volunteer Park and the Fremont Troll, which is a statue of a man clutching an actual Volkswagen Beetle underneath a bridge. So take part in these fun adventures and start your Seattle home search today!

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Seattle, WA Community Information

Population

820,000

Median Age

35.8

Median Household Income

$58,927

Households with Children

39.55%

Median Travel Time to Work

26 minutes

Seattle, WA Real Estate Market Information

Homes Owned

50.57%

Homes Rented

46.39%

Homes Vacant

3.04%

Seattle, WA School Information

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Community

  • Total Population 820,000
  • Total Male Population 417,310
  • Total Female Population 402,690
  • Population change since 2000 227.02%
  • Median age 35.8
  • Percent of households with children 39.55%
  • Personal Crime risk 228

Transportation

  • Median travel time to work 26 minutes
  • Percent using Public transportation 15.03%
  • Percent Driving/Using Carpool 70.91
  • Percent Using Other transportation 8.83%
  • Percent Working From Home 5.23%

Education Levels

  • Some high school 9.38%
  • High school graduate 18.34%
  • Some college 20.75%
  • Associate degree 7.84%
  • Bachelor's degree 28.19%
  • Graduate degree 15.50%

Occupation

  • Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 0.30%
  • Construction 4.81%
  • Manufacturing 8.27%
  • Wholesale Trade 3.01%
  • Retail Trade 9.34%
  • Finance, insurance and real estate 6.73%
  • Services 5.29%
  • Public administration 3.52%
  • Information 4.70%
  • Professional 15.58%
  • Education 22.31%
  • Arts 10.45%

Income

  • Average household income $79,432
  • Income change since 2000 21.54%

Climate

  • Avg. January high/low temp 45.25 / 34.33
  • Avg. July high/low temp 75.09 / 53.49
  • Annual precipitation 37.86

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