Seattle WA Real Estate, Seattle area and Community Information

Seattle, Washington, is the most prominent city in the Pacific Northwest. The city itself is home to over 650,000 residents. The metropolitan area, with a population exceeding 3.5 million, is the 15th largest in the country. It is largely located on an isthmus between Lake Washington and Puget Sound.

History

The history of human habitation in what is today Seattle dates back over four millennia. The so-called Denny Party arrived aboard the schooner Exact in November 1851. The following year, the original settlement was named Seattle, after Chief Si'ahl, of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. The early settlement quickly grew thanks to an evolving logging industry. Seattle's development as a major shipbuilding center represented a a natural next step. Many prospectors poured through the city on their way to Alaska's Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century.

Parks and Recreation

The kids will love the 92-acre Woodland Park Zoo that opened way back in 1899. Over a thousand animals represent 300 species. During the holidays, experience the unforgettable WildLights display.

Attractions and Activities

The Space Needle remains a main attraction decades after it was constructed for the Seattle World's Fair. The Museum of Flight is an attraction that local residents visit time and again. It is the largest aviation museum on the West Coast. See an historic Air Force One jet along with Apollo 17 Mission models. The Kid's Flight Zone will intrude and inspire youth of all ages.

Sports fans will never tire of all the games played in Seattle. Pro football fans follow the Superbowl champion Seattle Seahawks, and baseball fans enjoy the MLB's Seattle Mariners.

Events

Seattle maintains an active schedule of festivals in all 12 months of the year. Every May, there's the Seattle International Film Festival. July's Seattle Outdoor Theatre Festival has been held for over a decade. It now features fourteen performances staged by eight local theaters over a two-day period. Meanwhile, Shakespeare in the Park is now over a quarter-century old.

Residential Seattle WA real estate runs the gamut from historic bungalows to eight-figure estates overlooking Puget Sound. The prospective Seattle home buyer seeking amenity-laden Seattle properties can choose from those with water views to others with golf course views. At the same time, some homes for sale in Seattle are found along quiet, tree-lined streets. Your Seattle real estate agent can show you historic Seattle homes for sale or ultra-modern Seattle WA homes.

Seattle real estate featuring multi-car garages, home theaters, gourmet kitchens and spacious master bedrooms are easily found across the city. Trust a capable and experienced Seattle realtor to help you sort through the hundreds of options to find the perfect real estate in Seattle for you.
Connie Sorensen
Connie Sorensen
REALTOR®