Simply Seattle

Its almost 9 months since I am in this beautiful city of seattle and in these 9 months I have seen and learnt a lot about this place which is worth blogging about it.

Seattle is a coastal port city and the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in the state of Washington between an arm of the Pacific Ocean called Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in King County – of which it is the county seat – about 96 miles (154 km) south of the Canada – United States border.The Seattle area has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years, but European settlement began only in the mid-19th century. The first permanent white settlers—Arthur A. Denny and those subsequently known as the Denny Party—arrived November 13, 1851. Early settlements in the area were called “New York-Alki” (“Alki” meaning “by and by” in the local Chinook Jargon) and “Duwamps”. In 1853, Doc Maynard suggested that the main settlement be renamed “Seattle”, an anglicized rendition of the name of Sealth, the chief of the two local tribes. Seattle was known as the “Queen City” for long time and changed its official nickname to “Emerald City”, the result of a contest held in the early 1980. Seattle is also referred to informally as the “Gateway to Alaska”, “Rain City”, and “Jet City”, the latter from the local influence of Boeing. Seattle residents are known as Seattleites.

Thats what is said on the internet, but if you ask me its a small yet a wonderful city to stay and work in. Ofcourse when I say that I have my own reasons, some of the materialistic benefits like good transportation, nice weather(if you love rain), reasonable cost of living, less pollution, etc, etc. But what makes me feel that its a nice place and city is the warmth feeling that you experience when you land in this city. I don’t know how long I am gonna stay here, i dont know what others feel but for me its a wonderful place and city to live in. Its got a culture, beauty and a charm for itself. And one can experience all the forms of nature such as Sea, Snow, Sand, mountains, rivers, lakes, volcanoes, landscapes and what more. I travel in bus everyday and so far have not felt a necessity to own a car. I am infact blogging this post while I am travelling in bus. That was a brief introduction to the city where I live now. I would end this post here however with a last statement. Seattle is also known as the birthcity for lots of world renowned companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, etc, I am living with a dream that I would start something like this soon… bless me and make this post a worth reading.

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