The Pacific Northwest has become a favorite destination for many Americans. The natural beauty and the special culture that constitute Seattle might be why the city is a popular travel and relocation destination. Or is it because its home to the largest houseboat people in the entire world and everyone wants to feel like a pirate? However, the fact remains that it is currently the 3rd fastest growing city in the USA with a steady incline of 15,000 new residents moving here every year (for the last 4 consecutive years)
Here are a couple of interesting facts that everyone should know before going to Seattle. Seattle gets a bad rap for a city that’s continually rained out. This is not really true, as New York City and Boston get more real rainfall each year by quite a lot. The grey is a true thing. Its been stated the misty/fog that’s so often in the atmosphere makes it like a noir movie. So although it may not really be raining, it’s a rather wet city. It is the Fourth Safest City in America. That’s correct, crime is so low that locals will tell you if you jaywalk you’ll find a ticket and a fine because the authorities have less to do in regard to crime than other towns. Honking is considered a kind of noise pollution. Seattle dwellers will not honk unless it is actually to stop real danger or an collision. Aside from that locals will have the ability to point out a tourist if they’re honking their horns constantly. Fashion is extremely relaxed but everybody is sort of judging your coat. Due to the technology industry and the continuous mist, most people in Seattle do not mind dressing a bit more casual. The 1 thing that most people will comment or compliment you on is your taste in outdoor wear. Heal REI, Northface and Moncler as the Channel of Seattle and Pacific Northwest couture.
6. Most people will say that they do not like Starbucks and favor local java, but being where Starbucks was’born’ there are more of them per capita than any other town. So someone has to be visiting them…
7. Seattle has been known as dog Disneyland since they boast so many off leash parks and it looks like almost everybody has a dog. Seattle has so many amazing outdoor adventure hikes and parks both in and just outside the city it is the ideal location for a 4-legged buddy.
8. The space needle might have drawn attention from locals as it was constructed in only 400 days for the 1962 Worlds Fair but nowadays just tourists stop to stare… so in case you would like to fit in your new home do not be caught gazing up for too long.