Seattle attracts many people to move here from other states, if you did why?
In 1994 I moved to Seattle for lots of reasons, a job was not one of them, but many people do move here for work reasons. I am wondering about those of you who moved to Seattle, why did you? I know some of Rain City Guide contributors are natives (lucky you!) and others moved here from elsewhere. Oddly enough many people I have met or know moved to Seattle from Chicago, Karen Kirr here at Rain City Guide, moved here from Chicago and has been chronicling her experiences here on RCG.
I’ll kick this off with a few of my reasons: I transferred within my company from San Diego to the L.A./ Orange County area and it never felt like home to me even after 5 years. Since my family had already moved away from San Diego to Alabama years before, I was looking for another place. I wanted to be able to buy a home (something I would not have been able to in California) and get away from what I called “relentless sunshine”…because coffee is better savored in cooler weather! The place had to have a metropolitan feel to it and be supportive of the arts. Be close to mountains and water because views are important to me…they calm me and give me a sense of space and proportion. I choose to move to Seattle because it seemed to have what I was looking for. The decision was a leap of faith since I did not know anyone who lived here, and it has turned out to be a wonderful choice for me, I love living in Seattle!
I am curious, why did YOU move to Seattle?
On the flip side, what do YOU Seattle or Washington Natives find to be the best things about living in Seattle?