Located on the Puget Sound in Washington, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest with around 750,000 residents. As a large port city as well as a tech and medical hub, the city offers various employment opportunities. The city is surrounded by water, with Elliot Bay to the west, Lake Washington to the east and Union Bay, Portage Bay, Lake Union, Haller Lake, and Green Lake in the city. It also offers mountain views of Mount Rainier. Downtown Seattle is filled with restaurants and businesses, while neighborhoods like Crown Hill and Fremont offer cute houses and coffeeshops.
The King County Metro Transit operates buses that run throughout the city, and most areas are within walking distance of a stop. The county also operates a light rail line that runs from the University District down to the SeaTac airport. Car traffic is heavy during commuting hours, but short term parking is easy to find outside of First Hill and Capitol Hill.
It's true that Seattle is rainy; it rains more than 100 days each year. However, the rain is light and more likely to occur in the winter. Temperatures are mild with summer average highs around 72°F (22°C) and winters rarely below freezing, with highs around 48°F (8°C).
Top sights and attractions
Pike Place Market
Located on the Elliot Bay, this market has been continually operating since 1907. Visitors can browse locally prepared food, handmade crafts, and fresh produce. The fishmongers at Pike Place Fish Market are known to put on a show by singing and throwing fish back and forth.