Seattle Metro Area Guide

Shopping for an apartment in Seattle, also known as the Emerald City can be a fun and exciting experience. With all this town has to offer it may be tempting to do more sightseeing and activities than apartment hunting.

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While exploring Seattle be sure and grab a cup of coffee; this city is the birthplace of Starbucks and is famous for its quality coffee and consumption. That cup of coffee should perk you up for your apartment search. One of the first things you are sure to notice is the Space Needle. Built during the Century 21 Exposition this famous structure was featured on Frasier, Sleepless in Seattle and countless other TV and movie productions. If you’re in the mood for shopping, check out the West Lake Center or the Pike Place Market.

For the sports fan, Seattle has a lot to offer. Home to the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks of Qwest Field and MLB’s Seattle Mariner’s of Safeco field you can enjoy great sporting all year long. The WNBA’s Seattle Storm and the AHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds also call this city home.

Seattle is also known as a regional center for performing arts. Be sure and take a break from your move and take in all that Seattle has to offer. The Seattle Symphony and Orchestra perform at Benaroya Hall, while the Seattle Opera and Northwest Ballet call McCaw Hall home. Seattle is also a great town for theatre and features the 5th Avenue Theatre and Romanesque Revival Town Hall. The Seattle Cinerama is one of only three theatres in the world with the capability of showing three panel Cinerama films making it a unique site to see.

Seattle also has plenty to offer in the way of parks and museums, so you will want to take time to visit some of these areas. Visit the Henry Art Gallery, the Soil Art Gallery or the Crawl Space gallery to admire works of art. The Seattle Asian Art Museum features the Olympic Sculpture Park in addition to all its other exhibits. Seattle’s climate allows for year round outdoor activities, so parks are another important feature of this city. Stop by the Klondike Gold Rush Park, Rainier Beach, the Seattle Zoo or the Seattle Aquarium and enjoy all of the wonderful recreation the city has to offer.

Just 16 miles east of Seattle is Redmond, WA. Redmond is the home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America, both of which make significant contributions to the area’s economy. The area includes over 20 public parks including Maymoor park, which features a climbing rock, dog park, sports fields, a model airplane flying field and a velodrome. Bordering the park is Lake Sammamish where residents can row, water ski, wakeboard, and jet ski.

Along with sports, museums, and booming businesses there are also many beautiful Seattle apartments available. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Seattle has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Seattle area, our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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