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living in seattle

Seattle is a great place to work and play, a vibrant city in the Pacific Northwestern corner of the United States. It's renowned for mild winters, natural beauty and outstanding outdoor recreation.

The (partial) capitulation to digital. Carkeek Park, 8/09.
Sunset over Puget Sound on the beach at Carkeek Park, right here in North Seattle.

Three great National Parks are within a couple hours' drive:
Mount Rainier National Park | wiki
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North Cascades National Park | wiki
Glacial cirque, Mt. Stuart Range, Central Washington Cascades. Mt. Stuart is the massive mountain on the right side of the frame. Moving anticlockwise the  major peaks are: Sherpa, Argonaut, Colchuck, Dragontail, Dragontail Plateau, and Little Annapurna.

Olympic National Park | wiki
Lake Ozette to Sand Point

If you want to get into the backcountry, check out the Seattle Mountaineers.

Seattle has terrific arts and music scenes, great food, excellent public libraries, and a good public transit system. For these reasons and others it's consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the United States.

Hailstorm and rainbow, Point Defiance
Winter storm at Cape Flattery, the farthest northwest point in the contiguous 48 states.