Living in Downtown Seattle, Washington
Living in downtown Seattle, WA offers a distinctive urban lifestyle. Whether you are interested in:
- Partying all night with wine and videos games and then rolling out of bed and walking to your office sometime in the A.M.,
- Working at one of the many hospitals on “Pill Hill” and having fast access to your work and patients,
- Having a place “in the city” where you can crash when you’re not at your luxury estate in the ‘burbs, at or the San Juan islands, or out on yoru boat, or
- You just want an ultra-convenient commute close to work, shopping, theater, great restaurants and the ferry…
Living in downtown has a lot to offer. There are virtually no houses here, of course. This is a high-rise haven, with new office buildings, apartments, and condos being built at a rapid pace. Due to Seattle’s ever-more-notorious bad traffic problems, many people put a premium on being close to work.
How Will Downtown Seattle Survive After Work From Home Goes MainStream?
As I write this, however, we are approaching our one-year anniversary of Coronavirus and we have yet to see how the downtown office set-ups will continue – will attorneys, accountants, and tech workers at Google, Amazon, and Facebook return, or will they turn to a more permanent “work from home” set up, leaving more breathing room in the city center?
There’s lots to do in downtown Seattle including operas, ballets and symphonies, shopping, restaurants, and live theatrical performances.
Many Seattlites struggle with parking and wide sidewalks, buses and light rail as well as daily and hourly car, bike and scooter rentals, as well as ubers make going car-less a possiblity.
Seattle has struggled with a growing homeless population in recent years.
To get out of the city, you can go to the airport or University of Washington on the light rail and that is set to continue expansion up to Everett and over to Bellevue.