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Why Seattle Is A Dream City

October 11, 2018

Is your dream to pack up everything you own and move to Seattle? To hike the lush green trails and snow packed mountains? To sail your boat out into the sunset? Join the roaring crowd at a Seahawks game? As a realtor in the Seattle/Puget Sound area I can tell you, living in this great city is a dream come true!

No Income Tax!

That’s right folks, the state of Washington has no state income tax whatsoever. That doesn’t mean you won’t be paying any local taxes, however, but this provide a plus to moving here.

Seattle Summers Are the Greatest Thing in the NW

Did you know Seattle has the country’s best summers? They’re warm and dry, with low humidity and lots of sunshine. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the many natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, like Olympic National Park or the San Juan islands.

Sports! Sonics, Seahawks, Sounders, & Mariners!

Seattleites love their sports teams, especially the one that got away. The Seahawks and Sounders both have wildly passionate followings. The Mariners are on the rise and have family-friendly fun!

The Burke-Gilman Trail Is a Highway for Bikes

Seattle has a large, loyal contingent of cyclists. The city has a fairly good network of bike lanes and trails, most notably the Burke-Gilman, which runs nearly 20 miles from the far north tip of Lake Washington all the way to the Puget Sound. What a great way to exercise and see the city!

Seattle Is a City of Neighborhoods

Capitol Hill, Ballard, the U District, Rainier Beach, Greenwood, Fremont, Beacon Hill, Georgetown, Green Lake, Columbia City, First Hill, Queen Anne, Lake City. Seattle’s neighborhoods are distinct and microcosmic, each with its own personality, culture and independent coffee shop. If you can, do some exploring before you settle on a place to live. You’re sure to find an area you love.

West Seattle Is Its Own City

One of those neighborhoods, West Seattle, really stands alone. It is separated from the rest of the city by the Duwamish River and at times it can seem like an entirely different city. Upsides: it has the city’s best beach (Alki). Downsides: getting anywhere not in West Seattle can take a long time.

Seattleites Are Serious About Their Coffee

Everyone in Seattle is a coffee maniac, in part because caffeine is almost a requirement to survive the winters. There are fantastic coffee shops on seemingly every block of the city.

Seattle’s most famous coffee shop (Starbucks) does have locations on seemingly every corner, but many Seattleites prefer smaller operations like Ballard Coffee Works, Espresso Vivace, Herkimer Coffee and All City Coffee. One goal, to try them all!

The Great Amount of Microbreweries

Seattle is one of the country’s best beer cities. It has more than 50 microbreweries, with more popping up every year.

Have a Bowl of Pho - The Seattle Favorite

To the uninitiated: pho is a Vietnamese soup filled with rice noodles, meat, vegetables and herbs. It’s the perfect thing to warm you up on a cold, rainy day.

Discovery Park Is Perfect for a Hike

If you live in Seattle, you don’t have to take the hour drive to the Cascade Mountains to go for a hike. Discovery Park is a 534-acre patch of wilderness located along the shores of the Puget Sound just a few miles from downtown Seattle.

Is the Mountain Out?

Many newcomers are awed by the sheer size of Mount Rainier, which Seattleites simply refer to as “the mountain.” At 14,417 ft. it is by far the tallest mountain in the region. You’ll get used to catching glimpses of the snow-capped volcano when you least expect it, but you’ll never get used to is how beautiful the mountain is.

If Seattle sounds like a dream, give Seattle realtor Scott Haveson a call today! Let me help your dream come true.

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Scott is more than just a realtor: in the short time that I have known him he has become a trusted advisor and friend.  I first had the pleasure of working with Scott when I decided to sell my property on the East side.  He went well beyond what I came to expect from other brokers and helped me in every aspect of getting my house ready for sale.  He also gathered the most up-to-date market intelligence so that we could set the right offering price.  Once the sale was done, Scott gave me the education I needed to purchase my new home in Seattle with confidence.  Throughout the process he provided personalized service and had a team of specialists on standby to assist in every aspect of the transaction.  If you’ve spent any time looking at real estate in Seattle recently, you know that every advantage counts.  In today’s competitive market, you need a person like Scott on your side. ~ Mark M.

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shaveson@windermere.com • (206) 953-8311
214 W McGraw St. Seattle, WA 98119