Originally settled in 1851, and was named for Chief Sealth of the Duwamish and Suquamish Native American tribes. Early Seattle started as a lucrative logging town and rapidly developed into a small city, incorporated in 1869.
Seattle is most well known for Microsoft, Boeing and of course Starbucks, but the Emerald City has more to offer than just coffee. Seattle's high percentage of college graduates, allowed it to be ranked as the most educated large city in the US, based on the US Census Bureau of 2002 and lends to the high quality of life in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle's proximity to the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Rainforest, the Cascade Mountain Range and Mount Rainier makes the Pacific Northwest a haven for those who love outdoor recreation. And Seattle's mild winters and temperate summers allow for year-round enjoyment!
With an estimate population of 3.3 million, Seattle is the largest city in the Puget Sound area. A high class city with well known urban pleasures such as world-class restaurants, shopping, hotels and an ever-evolving live music and nightlife scene. The Seattle Symphony, Art Museum and Pacific Northwest Ballet offer the best for those who love the arts. In the summer enjoy shopping at one of our many Farmer's Markets .
Whatever you are looking for, Seattle has it!
City of Seattle Neighborhoods