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Live in the Emerald City

This hi-tech city is located on the Puget Sound of the Pacific Ocean. Seattle, Washington is the home of the iconic Space Needle along with Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon Headquarters. Despite these industrial locations, Seattle is nicknamed the “Emerald City” because of its vast green forests. With all these notable features, it’s no wonder that well over 600,000 people live in Seattle. After all, who wouldn’t want to live in a place called the Emerald City?

Seattle’s forests make great hiking trails and campgrounds, which in turn make great family outings. In addition to Seattle’s beautiful outdoors, Seattle has plenty of tourist attractions that can become your local entertainment. Among this list is the Pike Place Market, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the museums of flight, history and industry, and pop culture.

Of course, this Washington City has annual events that no other city can offer, like Emerald City ComiCon, the Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon. There are also plenty of other Seattle annual events that involve more general interest activities, like music and food.

Seattle ranked in Forbes top ten Best Buy Cities in 2016. The qualifications to be on the Best Buy list were reasonable pricing, job growth, and steady increase of the population.

Family Life In Seattle

Seattle is a great place to raise children. Liberty Mutual Insurance ranked Seattle the safest city for pedestrians, and put Seattle in the top ten safest cities with over 500,000 people. To keep the kids further away from harm, says that Seattle is the fourth most mobile-friendly place in America, making it easy for parents to check in on them.

In addition to its safety statistics, Seattle is also a place with reliable education, as seen at Roosevelt High School. US News gave this school a gold medal to show that it was one of the best high schools in the United States. Roosevelt High earned this award with scores of over sixty percent in college readiness and over seventy in mathematic proficiency. Another great school is the Center School, a school that has consistently stayed above the eightieth state percentile and is one of Washington’s best high schools.

Not only can kids stay safe and educated in Seattle, but they can also be entertained. Seattle has many family friendly places to have fun, learn, and do hands-on activities, such as the Seattle Aquarium. The Seattle Aquarium allows both children and parents to see and touch various aquatic animals. There is also the Savor Seattle Chocolate Tour, where tourists sample chocolate and other sweet treats, and the Seattle Children’s Museum where kids get to explore different exhibits.

Seattle Entertainment

As if Seattle’s Children’s Museum, Aquarium and various hiking trails weren’t enough, the King County city has plenty more to offer when entertaining  both visitors and residents. For the more refined crowd, Washington offers the Seattle Opera. The Seattle Opera has held productions of shows such as Madame Butterfly and Beatrice and Benedict. Seattle Opera also has opera camps for kindergarteners, high schoolers and every age in between.

Of course, opera is not for everyone, but classic games and drinks are. John John’s Game Room is an arcade full of classic games, such as Pac-Man, Street Fighter, and all your 8-bit favorites. The 80’s kids will love it, and the youth of this century will enjoy the bar’s retro charm. Oh, and there’s drinks too. John John’s has plenty of beer, wine, and malt liquor for when all that gaming makes you thirsty.

Some of Seattle’s entertainment only happens once a year. Seattle’s Festal festivals celebrate a plethora of cultures. Festal holds events honoring the traditions of the Arabs, America’s indigenous people, Asians, and Europeans. Festal educates its guests on numerous cultures through showing foreign films, foods, dances, games, and more.

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