Seattle is #2 Of The Ten Best Places to Live Over the Next Decade

Seattle Rocks!   Seattle is the second best place to live in the country, according to Kiplinger’s. It’s because we’re smart!

Sunset Views of Seattle

Seattle Sunset From Across Lake Washington

Kiplinger’s study had an important tenet when evaluating cities.  The top cities included smart people, great ideas, and collaboration.

After researching and visiting our 2010 Best Cities, it became clear that the innovation factor has three elements. Mark Emmert, president of the University of Washington in Seattle, put his finger on two of them: smart people and great ideas. But we’d argue that it’s the third element — collaboration — that really supercharges a city’s economic engine. When governments, universities and business communities work together, the economic vitality is impressive.

This is a hub of innovation as the home of Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and Expedia are among many strong innovators in the Seattle area.  The economy, the schools, the natural beauty with lakes, mountains, and Puget Sound

Ferries crossing Puget Sound with Mt Rainier in the background

Mt. Rainier, the Bremerton Ferry, and Puget Sound

are all draws to the area.

Did I mention Seattle is within driving distance to three national parks?  Mt. Rainier, Olympic National Park, and The North Cascades National Park.

Did I also mention that the fresh food and produce available in the N0rthwest is fabulous?

Northwest Berries at Pike Place Market

Fresh Berries at Pike Place Market

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 6:49 am
The Beaupain Team | Category: Local news and information, Seattle | Tagged , , , ,

4 responses to “Seattle is #2 Of The Ten Best Places to Live Over the Next Decade”

  1. Chris says:

    Again, more reason why this area is so amazing. It’s great being a buyers agent to such a great region.

  2. Debra Sinick says:

    I agree, this area is amazing, and even more so in the summer! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Martha says:

    Great post! I think Seattle is the best city in the world and has the best things to offer! I recently stumbled upon this blog that I found pretty funny in its reference to Seattle: http://burisonthecouch.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/theres-no-place-like-home-sort-of/

    Thanks for the post! Seattle rocks!

  4. Debra Sinick says:

    Thanks for your comments. I read your post, too. Good writing. Love the frizzy hair part as I can totally relate and even wrote a post about moving because of frizzy hair!

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