The Denny Family arrived on the shores of Alki Beach in 1851 travelling from Portland, Oregon. In 1852 they moved from Alki Beach to Elliott Bay. Seattle officially became a town in 1853. Originally called Dewamps or Duwamps, the City was later named after the Indigenous leader of the Squamish & Duwanish people, Chief Seattle. Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Today the population of the Seattle area (comprising of Seattle, Bellevue & Tacoma) is approximately 3.75 million. The average temperature is 52°F. Rain and mild temperatures guarantee moderate weather. Many successful companies have established their head offices in Seattle. Some examples are: Microsoft, Costco and Amazon just to name a few. Starbucks was established in 1971. They now have coffee shops on every corner, in book stores & airports. Seattle has a very diverse cuisine. Seafood is abundant, fresh and delicious. There are innumerable world class restaurants in Seattle. There are three airports in Seattle Seattle Boeing Fld, Seattle Lake Union SPB and Seattle/Tacoma International Airport. Seattle is a major Port City. Emerald City, The Jet City, The Rainy City and The Gateway to Alaska are just a few nicknames given to Seattle. Some fun facts about Seattle, the smiley face was created by a Seattle Ad agency in 1966 – Space Needle is 605ft tall – more people bike to work than in any other State.
Sights and Sounds
Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Woodland Park Zoo, Museum of Flight, Pacific Science Center, Paramount Theatre, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Aquarium and Waterfront Park.
Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounder FC, Seattle Storm
Suburbs of Seattle
Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Issaquah, Kirkland, Houghton, Market, Medina, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Redmond, Sammamish, Woodinville, Bothell, Edmonds, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Renton.
Universities and Colleges
University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Central College, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle.
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