As an up-and-coming haven for the technologically driven and artistically-inclined, Seattle is one of the most independent, beautiful, and business-friendly areas in the United States. While many people are scared off by the prospect of rain (it's not that bad, really), people that live in Seattle love how each neighborhood is home to eclectic activities and places to hang out. From the endless options for delicious coffee to the amazing hiking located in and out of the city, Seattle apartments offer a truly unique experience in a truly unique city.
As the Emerald City continues to grow in popularity, the price of rent has also continued to rise. While there are still some areas that are super affordable, apartments in Seattle neighborhoods like Capitol Hill and the CBD tend to start out around $1,500...and that's for a one bedroom. Neighborhoods that are less in-demand tend to be a lot more affordable, though they still offer the same unique feel as all other parts of Seattle. Honestly, there's no bad place to live in Seattle, in our opinion. Most people live close to where they work, and all parts of the city have aspects that make them great.
There are several reputable colleges and universities in Seattle, including Seattle University, the University of Washington (also known as "UDub"), Seattle Pacific University, and a host of community colleges. Seattle is also a leader in fields like computer software, environmental engineering, and biotechnology, with Amazon and Microsoft both making their home here as well. Whether you're getting your degree, starting your career, or have years of experience under your belt, Seattle has the opportunities for you to live your dream.