Positions in the Pacific Northwest
With around 3.6 metropolitan inhabitants, Seattle is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region.
Seattle's economy is driven by a mix of older industrial companies and "new economy" internet and technology companies. The city's gross metropolitan product was $231 billion in 2010, making it the 11th largest metropolitan economy in the United States.
Surrounded by mountains and water, the Greater Seattle area features picture-perfect views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round.
About the Area
Seattle is a bustling city full of diverse cuisines and breathtaking sights. Downtown, enjoy an amazing view from the Space Needle or the Seattle Great Wheel. Enjoy the sparkling waters of Puget Sound aboard the Washington State Ferry, or, if you're someone to likes to be fully immersed in nature, check out one of the many state parks surrounding the city.
When you think of Seattle, you think of the Space Needle! Take in the city and its surrounding landscapes on the open-air observation deck, or one with a rotating glass floor - 500 feet in the air!
The Pike Market is Seattle's hub for all things cuisine, crafts, retail, and specialty items. Grab a bite to eat, buy bunches of fresh produce, and visit bookstores, food shops, and more! And, if you happen to be around in the fall, the Market becomes a massive harvest festival!
Seattle also boasts one of the largest aquariums in the US, featuring 40-foot, 55,000-lb. viewing window that looks into a 120,000-gallon aquarium filled with all kinds of colorful fish and native Washington marine life. Three times a day, divers enter the water to interact with the audience!
Seafood lovers rejoice! The Pacific Northwest is known for its amazing fresh seafood!