Located in the northwest portion of Washington, just over 100 miles south of the Canadian border, Seattle is situated on Puget Sound and is a major port city filled with fun and entertainment. You’ll find a healthy, active community with lots of outdoor enthusiasts who take advantage of the premium hiking, biking, rock climbing, and water sports. Plus, with the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners, you can get your fill of professional sports as well. Home to the University of Washington, the Art Institute of Seattle, and Seattle Pacific University, the city has a strong intellectual community and is known for its high percentage of graduates.
Seattle has a strong, reliable public transportation system that couldn’t be more convenient. You can actually track your bus and time your arrival at the bus stop, so that you’re not waiting around for a second longer than you have to. In addition to the extensive bus services, you can also travel around town on the Seattle Streetcar or take the light rail which is provided by Sound Transit. Being the green city that it is, Seattle is also very walkable and the city caters to both pedestrians and cyclists.