“A world-class city with many attractions.”

“The Seattle metropolitan region is a great place to live, visit, and do business. It’s home to some of the most recognizable global companies and a diverse population of more than 4.2 million people. Whether you’re looking for economic opportunity, cultural events, or educational excellence, you’ll find it – and much more – in Seattle.”

Seattle Facts

  • Seattle is nicknamed “The Emerald City” after its lush evergreen forests
  • Seattle is known as ground-zero for the nation’s coffee culture – Seattle’s residents consume more coffee than those in any other city in America
  • Pike Place Market, one of the oldest farmer’s markets in America, is known for its fishmongers who put on a show by throwing whole fish
  • Seattle consistently ranks as one of the most highly educated cities in the nation, with 56% of residents having at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Seattle is the headquarters for many renowned companies, including Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Costco, Nordstrom, REI, and Alaska Airlines
  • When it comes to live music and performances per capita, Seattle is second only to NYC
  • Despite it’s rainy reputation, Seattle gets less annual rainfall than New York, Houston, Boston, and Atlanta
  • Seattle City Light, a public-owned utility, has a zero carbon footprint, and the city has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2050
  • Seattle has been the incubator for many musical artists, including Nirvana, Soundgarden, Kenny G., Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mackelmore and Kenny Loggins

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Recommended Attractions

The Space Needle

Pike Place Market

Seattle Ferries

Pioneer Square

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