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


Homefair


Neighborhoods


Northwest Neighborhoods


Apartments Listings


http://www.apartments.com/


http://www.apthunters.com/


Newspapers


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


Weather


Traffic


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


Gardening


Pacific Northwest Gardening


Shopping


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:

    Heather,

    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.

    Eugenie

  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

    http://access.wa.gov/home.aspx

    Seattle Aquarium

    http://www.seattleaquarium.org/

    Bellevue Square

    http://www.bellevuesquare.com/

    Redmond Town Center

    http://www.redmondtowncenter.com/controller/site

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

    http://www.homesandland.com/

    Boeing Factory Tour in Everett http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/tours/index.html

    Best Regards,

    William

  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!

    Nishi-thanks!