It’s no wonder Seattle is home to the very first Starbucks, the city has a reputation for frequent rainfall, approximately 150 days out of the year. Loyalists who live in and around the city would not have it any other way though. What better environment could there be to enjoy a cup of brew while cozying up on a plump corduroy couch amid an electronic orchard? Actual rainfall in Seattle is not as bad as reputed. Most of the precipitation falls as drizzle or light rain. The city receives less rain than New York, Atlanta, Houston and most cities of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Seattle is not among those listed in a study that revealed the 10 rainiest cities in the continental United States. Overall climate is temperate and summers are usually dry. As of April 2009, the city's population was approximately 617,000 within a metropolitan area of some 3.4 million inhabitants. The Port of Seattle and Seattle Tacoma International Airport are major gateways to Asia, Alaska and the rest of the world.
Seattle and its surrounding cities and areas is headquarters for JP Morgan Chase, Amazon.com, Nordstrom’s, Safeco, Costco, Alaska Airlines, Microsoft, Nintendo, biotech GlaxoSmithKline and of course, Starbucks as well as coffee companies, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Tully’s. Because the city treasures its community vibe, it is also home to a plethora of retirement communities, independent and assisted living homes. Assisted living residents enjoy the magic of the seasons with nature’s beauty at their doorsteps. Seniors have access to a reliable public transportation system giving them proximity to culturally diverse fabulous food, art, music and outdoor activities. Pacific Ocean breezes on a relaxing ferry ride in Puget Sound is just one of the many activities assisted living residents and their guests can enjoy. Seattle’s Public Library in downtown is considered an important community resource for assisted living residents and their guests, as are the year round free musical performances at City Hall. The city is home to a number of popular sightseeing attractions including of course, its famous Space Needle architectural wonder:
Seattle Center is the original grounds of the 1962 World’s Fair and has been transformed into a center of arts and cultural events.
Woodland Park Zoo is a conservation and educational institution that promotes the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things.
Seattle Aquarium is a see and touch exploration of the amazing underwater world located on the Seattle Waterfront.
Pike Place Market is dubbed the “soul of Seattle,” where people and products create a unique shopping destination.
One of the largest air and space museums in the world is the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight in Seattle.
The Port of Seattle is a major economic engine.
Despite the recession, Seattle has retained a comparatively strong economy and remains a hotbed for start up businesses, especially in green building and clean technologies. The organization, smartercity.org, ranks Seattle America's #1 "Smarter City" based on its government policies and green economy. The Seattle housing market, especially in downtown neighborhoods, has not seen the sort of drop in value most housing markets around the nation have seen in recent years. The Seattle region's economy is increasingly diverse and widespread throughout the surrounding area. Seattle is a great place to live and the city’s economy is driven by a mix of older industrial companies, and "new economy" Internet and technology companies, service, design and clean technology companies and a large selection of residences to assist their senior population and their families.
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