Seattle has the cosmopolitan outlook of a port city with its strong civic, cultural and personal relationships abroad. Both Residents and Visitors are attracted to the beautiful scenery with views of lakes, Puget Sound and mountain ranges.  Seattle is home to a diverse culture and celebrates its progressive values. People from all backgrounds are welcome here. Seattle has been ranked as one of the best U.S. cities in which to locate a business. A number of high profile companies have helped place Seattle on the map and no doubt also helped to attract people from diverse backgrounds to the area. Headquartered in Seattle, Boeing, Microsoft, and have shown that hi-tech mixes well with national forest.  With these major employers investing in Seattle the workforce is strong. It is open to new influences and is a landing site for those seeking adventure, or starting a new life. Seattle is the 18th Largest City in the United States. Despite a cosmopolitan outlook, Seattle remains unpretentious, and even low-key. Folks who wear jeans to work, and prefer backpacks to briefcases are also those who appreciate the finer things in life, and are open to new influences in food and art. 



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There is an abundance of things to do in the area, each place being unique. Whether you are new to the area or just looking for something new to do, we have compiled a list of resources, to give you a taste for the area. Click on the Blue Links below to learn more!



Seattle Public Schools (62 Elementary, 11 K-8 Schools, 13 Middle Schools, 18 High Schools) 
Antioch University 
City University of Seattle 
Cornish College of the Arts
Cortiva Institute 
Divers Institute of Technology 
North Seattle College 
Seattle Central College 
Seattle Film Institute
Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine 
Seattle Pacific University 
Seattle University
Seattle Vocational Institute 
South Seattle College
University of Washington


City of Seattle 
King County 
Seattle Fire Department 
Seattle Chamber of Commerce 
Economic Development Council 

Bite of Seattle 
Burke Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum
Discovery Park 
Emerald City Comic Con 
Experience Music Project Museum
Gas Works Park 
Museum of Flight
Pacific Science Center 
Pike Place Market
Puget Sound Whale Watching 
Ride the Duck
Seattle Aquarium 
Seattle Art Museum 
Seattle Great Wheel 
Seattle International Film Festival 
Seattle Monorail 
Space Needle
Seattle Public Library
Tillicum Village 
Underground Tour 
Visit Seattle
Woodland Park 
Woodland Park Zoo 

Employers in the Area
Alaska Air 
The Boeing Company
City of Seattle 
Kaiser Permanente 
King County 
Providence Health & Services 
Seattle Chamber
Seattle Public Schools
Starbucks Corporate 
State of Washington
Swedish Health Services 
University of Washington Jobs
Virginia Mason Jobs