Getting to Know the Seattle Area

My co-worker, Shelly, sent out a list of websites to familiarize potential candidates with the Seattle area. I thought "hey, potential candidates read my blog!" Of course I added to the document because someone thought of including hiking but not shopping and completely forgot doggies...go figure! OK, now the document may be skewed a little toward my interests, but what can I do? Unfortunately, we don't know who authored the original document (it's one of those documents that's gotten passed down and around through the years), so apologies for not attributing much of this content to someone (but if you think you wrote it, let me know so I can give you your props).


Anyway, good links to info on the area...


General Seattle Information

 What’s Happening in Seattle

 The Emerald City

Cost of Living Calculator

Bankrate calculators

MSN City Comparison, includes interest rates



Northwest Neighborhoods

Apartments Listings


Seattle PI

Seattle Times

School Information

Seattle Times School Guide

Colleges and Universities

University of Washington

Seattle University

Seattle Pacific University

Bellevue Community College

Seattle Community College District

Weather Information & Current Traffic Report



Local Attractions

WA Tourism

Seattle Space Needle

Pike Place Market

Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle Art Museum

Pacific Science Center

Bellevue Art Museum

Museum of History & Industry

Whale-watching guide


 Free Seattle Attractions

Experience Music Project

Seattle Sports Teams

 Seattle Mariners

Seattle SuperSonics

Seattle Seahawks

Great Outdoors Websites

Washington Trails Association

Northwest Hikers' Page

Washington State Parks

Washington Skiing

Art Guide

Guide to Local Galleries


Pacific Northwest Gardening


Seattle Prime Outlets

University Village

Pacific Place

Doggies, doggies everywhere

List of dog parks

Paradise Pet Lodge and Grooming

Bone-A-Fide Dog Ranch


Edit 9/14/2005: check out the comments section for additional links from readers!

Comments (4)

  1. Eugenie says:


    My first trip to your BLOG. Timing could not be better! I am aiming to relocate from NJ to the Seattle area and all of the links provided will be of great assistance. I even have a dog! Oh, and kids too!

    On first glance there are many areas of your BLOG that I intend to delve into in my effort to get out of what I’m doing and joing a group of passionate professionals on the other side of the continent.

    Thanks for the links from us… Pacific Northwest Wannabe’s.


  2. William says:

    Hi Heather,

    Great list of web links for the area.

    I have listed below some additional sites which my family and I have used during our visits to Seattle area in the last year. The other recommendation I would include for out of state visitors are to get a good map of the area, mapping software, and use the online satellite mapping web sites like Virtual Earth.

    Official State Website

    Seattle Aquarium

    Bellevue Square

    Redmond Town Center

    Homes and Land Real Estate Magazine (FREE & found in most grocery stores)

    Boeing Factory Tour in Everett

    Best Regards,


  3. Nishi says:

    An awesome post thanks Heather for taking the time to come up with these great links.

    You have a very informative blog for professionals, definitely like your work.

  4. HeatherLeigh says:

    Eugenie-if you are considering Microsoft, feel free to send me your resume and I will get it into the right hands ; )

    William-thanks for the additional links! How could I have forgotten Redmond Town Center…I drive through it daily!


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