I remember my first trip to Seattle like it was yesterday, but it was 11 years ago. I instantly fell in love with the grey skies, drizzly weather and mountain views. I spent my first free day at Pikes Market. I spent THE ENTIRE day at Pikes Market. I walked every square inch and stopped in every shop. I couldn’t stop telling my friend how much I would love to wake up every morning living here. I remember feeling like this city had an energy about it that just drew me in. However, everyone who lived here told me I would hate it if I actually had to spend an entire fall and winter never seeing the sun. They could not have been more wrong.
I cannot find words to accurately convey how much I love living in Seattle. I find everything about it breathtaking! I still love the grey skies, the cold drizzly weather, the mountain views, the foodie delights, the dog parks, … I could go on and on for quite some time. From my first visit I had this overwhelming sense that this is where I was meant to live and I was right. I finally found my perfect little space in this great big world.
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I find this so amusing! I loathe the gray skies. But on a clear day my heart is won over every time!!
I could totally live in Seattle!! I loved it!
I’ve been thinking of moving to Seattle for a long time. I don’t really know anyone there but the grey weather somehow attracts me to that place. I’ve been once and loved it. The people were so friendly and seemed genuinely happy. I am a single woman. Do you have any suggestions on where I should live? A safe place. I need to find a job first though….
Thanks for commenting Kamy. We had the same dilemma when we considered moving here. Absolutely a job will help dictate where is easiest to commute from. If you’re a city person living downtown can be expensive but outlying cities like Wallingford, Fremont and Ballard are close and more affordable than an apartment on Pike street. I’d you prefer the suburbs there’s Shoreline, Bothell, or Kenmore. Rent first, and test things out. Good luck!