Top 7 Reasons to Move to the Seattle Area

Nestled between the soaring Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges, and along the shores of the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, Seattle is known for its spectacular natural beauty, vibrant job market and a plethora of nearby recreation opportunities. Plus, great housing options for all stages of life within commuting distance make this region one of the top places in the country to live.

Here are just a few reasons residents love life in the greater Seattle area:

1. The Great Outdoors
With three stunning national parks, Washington State is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Breathtaking trails with waterfalls, rivers and spectacular mountain scenery attract hikers, cyclists and horseback riders of all levels in the warmer months. In the winter, mountain areas provide skiing, snowboarding and other cold-weather activities. The region’s abundance of water lends itself to boating, kayaking, fishing and even whale watching.

2. Employment and High-Tech Hub
Home to Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing and that little coffee company called Starbucks, Seattle is a major employment hub. With its temperate climate, Washington is also one of the nation’s largest agricultural producers, particularly for cherries and apples. Additionally, the area boasts thriving shipping and seafood production industries.

3. Proximity
With many desirable communities within commuting distance, the neighboring area is a haven for individuals and families who prefer to live in a quieter area without sacrificing easy access to work and entertainment. Quadrant Homes offers a wide range of housing options, from customized designer homes to luxurious, close-to-everything townhomes. Excellent schools, small-town connectivity and beautiful homes make it easy to find your sanctuary.

4. Serious About Coffee
Of course, the Seattle area is famous for its love of all things coffee. If it seems like there’s a coffee shop everywhere you turn, you’re not losing your mind. This city is one of the U.S. cities with the most coffee shops per capita. Besides Starbucks, you can find tons of smaller operations like Espresso Vivace, Seattle Coffee Works and QED.

5. Beer to Buzz About
If coffee is not your cup of tea, the area is also known for its fantastic craft beer. More than 50 micro-breweries are located in Seattle’s city proper with just as many in nearby suburban areas.

6. A Food Lover’s Dream
From amazing seafood like Pacific oysters, salmon, clams and mussels to mouth-watering homegrown produce, the area features a bounty of fresh culinary delights. Many farmers’ markets are open year-round. And Rainier cherry season—from late June to early August—is a must.

7. Awesome Entertainment
With national sports teams and large concert venues, plus smaller amphitheaters, clubs and wineries, the Seattle area offers something for everyone. Families have their attractions, too, with the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Children’s Museum.

Looking for a new home to embrace the multitude of outdoor and employment opportunities in the Seattle area? Connect with a Quadrant New Homes Specialist at (425) 272-9658 or email newhomes@quadranthomes.com and see for yourself why Quadrant Home has earned top quality ratings.