Situated amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest,
Seattle is a progressive, vibrant city with a thriving tech industry
anchored by global giants, Amazon and Microsoft, and supported by
the legacy power of Boeing.From world-class restaurants and an exciting arts and culture scene,
to endless ways to explore the great outdoors – the coastline,
forests, and mountains - it is no wonder Seattle is one of the
fastest growing cities in America, attracting the best and brightest
from around the world.
It’s All Here
The Space Needle | The Amazon Spheres | Sweeping views of Puget
Sound | Snow-capped Mt. Rainier. Remarkable sights are everywhere
you turn in Seattle.Perfectly located in the heart of downtown, Seattle House is a short
stroll from the city’s most treasured icons, world-class restaurants
and major tech campuses. Just step out the door and take in the
sights and sounds of Pike Place Market. Escape on a ferry from the
waterfront to Victoria, B.C. or the picturesque San Juan Islands.
Soak up the sun paddle-boarding on Lake Union. Up for an adventure?
Head out beyond the city limits to the gorgeous Cascade Mountains
for some of the country’s most outstanding hiking, mountain biking
and downhill or cross-country skiing. There is always something
exciting happening and Seattle House is right in the center of it
World-renowned Tech Hub
Seattle’s reputation as a hub of innovation and technology, on the cutting edge of software, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and so much more, attracts companies from around the world wanting to tap into a dynamic, highly skilled, tech talent pool. Seattle is now home to some of the best entrepreneurs, engineers and executives in the world who together help diversify local industry and foster new generations of professionals. No city has added more tech jobs in the last two years than Seattle and there is no indication of slowing down with an estimate of almost 50,000 STEM job openings by 2026.
Home of Amazon
Seattle House is neighbored by Amazon buildings. Amazon Go and the Amazon Spheres offer employees and visitors an inspirational place to rejuvenate and collaborate. The result of innovative thinking about the character of the workplace, the Spheres offer workers a direct link to nature housing over 40,000 plants from the cloud forest regions of over 30 countries.The largest private employer in the city of Seattle Amazon estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 contributed an additional $38 billion to the city’s economy. They now employ more than 45,000 people in Seattle who come from all around the world. Their employees love being in the heart of the city, with 15% living in the same zip code as their office and about 20% walking to work. Being near urban campuses and enjoying a short commute is one of the perks of living downtown.
A City in Motion
Greatly invested in the future, Seattle is continuously improving the way its citizens live, work, play, and get around. Coming soon are more green transportation options between neighborhoods and beyond with Seattle’s expanding Link Light Rail system, bus and streetcar service, Monorail track, and convenient bike sharing options. At the same time, the waterfront is undergoing a transformation that will include a vibrant walkable public park with lush gardens, open spaces, and elevated views of Elliott Bay. Comprising the area from Pier 57 to Pier 59, the waterfront will be an accessible, beautiful world-class gathering place featuring free public programming and events including live music, performances, festivals, yoga, soccer, ice skating, and more.
Fueled by tremendous growth, Seattle’s high tech and bio tech industries, local universities, health and other science-related organizations and foundations provide the majority of new jobs in STEM. Seattle also has one of the youngest and most successful workforces in the country, well outpacing the national average. Seattle and the State of Washington lead the rest of the country in nurturing the pool of next generation innovators. Its universities and other academic institutions are generating a skyrocketing number of STEM graduates - top ranking students in computer sciences, engineering, biology, math and statistics. In addition, The Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering opened in 2019 on the University of Washington campus, doubling capacity to train future engineers and tech workers and significantly increasing the number of locally and globally sought-after UW graduates with technology degrees.
For Coffee Connoisseurs and Foodies
The city is in proximity to some of the country’s most prized and prolific farmland, award-winning vineyards and the bounty of the Pacific Ocean coupled with an avid foodie culture, combined to attract some of the most talented and innovative chefs from around the world. The culinary scene here is thriving with dozens of restaurants where award-winning chefs such as Renee Erickson, Tom Douglas, Ethan Stowell and Shiro Kashabi masterfully reimagine fresh seafood, local beef and farm-to-table ingredients to create inventive dishes that delight any palate.Also known as the City of Coffee, Seattle is home to Starbucks HQ and a highly sophisticated coffee culture. Starbucks Reserve Roastery attracts both locals and visitors to the city, while local, craft coffee shops fuel the residents of every neighborhood. Drop into Elm Coffee Roasters, Preserve and Gather, and Seattle Coffee Works to discover how modern artistry is used to create the perfect cup of coffee.
A Green City
Seattle is one of the most sustainable cities in North America boasting an elaborate bicycle network, excellent public transportation options, green energy supply, enviable air and water quality and robust recycling initiatives that see an impressive 60% of waste recycled. Plus extensive green space comprised of nearly 500 parks makes it easy to see why Seattle consistently ranks highly on green city lists!