The Puget Sound's stunning natural setting and the region's high quality of life contribute to the appeal of Seattle's real estate and housing market. The largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle lies on a narrow strip of land between the salt waters of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Washington. There are the Olympic mountain ranges to the west and the Cascade mountains to the east.
Seattle offers exceptional arts, sports and entertainment amenities, an abundance of shops and restaurants and year-round outdoor recreational activities. Seattle real estate provides a wide range of housing options, including rental housing and properties to buy in Seattle's MLS system.
The 2010 Census tabulated the city of Seattle's population at 608,660, with a population in the Seattle Metropolitan Area of about 3.4 million. Seattle is frequently ranked among top U.S. cities in education levels — 53.6% of Seattle adults have a college degree — the number and quality of arts organizations and culture of innovation. In short, Seattle area is a great place to live.
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