Looking for somewhere to live in Seattle? There are just a few things you need to know.
5 Things to Know Before Moving to Seattle
1. Plastic Bags and Straws are Out
Be sure to bring reusable bags with you to the grocery store. In an effort to save the coral reefs, decrease the use of fossil fuels, and create a healthier future, Seattle is taking a stance against the excess use of plastic. You may still request a straw if a disability prevents you from enjoying a beverage without one. Otherwise, you may wish to carry a metal straw or drink directly from the cup. Please join in the efforts to do away with disposable plastic.
2. The Job Market is Flourishing
King County created 9,300 jobs in the tech industry between 2017 and 2018 — an 8.9% increase. This rise in technological work is spurring growth in the medical and construction industries, which in turn is creating demand for all lines of work. The numbers say it all. Unemployment has been steadily decreasing since 2010 and is at a low 3.8% as of 2018. This is an exceedingly promising time to move to Seattle, with new openings every day.
3. Public Transportation is Getting Popular
In Seattle, a commuter is 1.5 times as likely to take a bus as drive solo. It’s not just environmentally friendly, it’s fast, convenient, and easy on the wallet. The most popular bus routes run nearly 24 hours a day, taking a break between 3 and 4 am. See more details on how to get around Seattle via public transportation.
4. Clubs are Open After 2 am
Alcohol purchases end at 2 am, but the night goes on. In fact, after 2 am, the clubs are open to anyone over 18. Check out Kremwerk and Monkey Loft if you’re not ready for the night to end. There is nightlife to fit every scene in this vibrant city, from hip hop and dance to a relaxed speakeasy atmosphere.
5. The Weather’s Fair and Mild
Seattle may be known for its rainfall, but it has some of the most mild weather in the country. Summer highs reach a marvelous 80 degrees, and winter lows are just cold enough for the occasional snowfall. The climate is perfect for growing cherries, apples, and a great variety of organic produce. The air is clear, and the water’s fine, so jump in!
Ready to move to Seattle? Explore our spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with plush carpeting and a fireplace in each unit. Our residents enjoy a full-scale gym with guided fitness classes, and a dog park complete with a doggie obstacle course. You will fall in love with everything The Eden has to offer.