Seattle is the country’s second largest tech center after Silicon Valley. But, unlike the Valley, Seattle’s economy is a creative concoction comprisedof everything from outdoor gear to coffee to aerospace – with a dizzying number of yoga and tattoo studios thrown in for good measure.
Seattle claims the first female mayor of any major American city.
(in the 1920s, nonetheless)
Seattle has the highest percentage of college educated residents.
And we have more dogs than kids.
Okay, maybe that’s not really salient. It is true though
And, as author Jonathan Raban once wrote, Seattle is
“The first big city to which people have
flocked in order to be closer to nature.”