A few interesting points about Seattle, for prospective buyers of Seattle homes, tourists, or trivia nuts:
The name Seattle came from a Native American, Chief Sealth, whose tribe inhabited the area. The pronunciation, "See-AL-tuh-huh", eventually became Seattle.
The U.S. Census Bureau lists Seattle as the most educated city in the US with more than half of residents over 25 yrs old having a bachelor's degree.
Seattle also regularly ranks as one of the most fit cities in the U.S., with large numbers of outdoor enthusiasts (even in the rain).
Most East Coast cities actually have more yearly rainfall than Seattle. The total number of gray, drizzly days in Seattle are high, which give it the reputation as a rainy city.
Seattle sells more sunglasses per-capita than any other major city in the U.S. (we lose them every winter).
The Space Needle, Seattle's most iconic building, was built for the 1962 World's Fair. It now houses a rotating restaurant which makes one full rotation per hour.
Seattle is home to some of the longest floating bridges in the world: Evergreen Point (520) Bridge at 7578 ft, and Murrow (I-90) Bridge at 6620 ft, both which cross Lake Washington.
Boeing, UPS, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, are just some of the major U.S. companies founded in Seattle.
If you can stand a few gray, cloudy days, Seattle is one of the most interesting and vibrant cities in the world.
Sam DeBord and Brian Wiegand
Seattle Real Estate Brokers
Seattle Waterfront Homes