Journalists’ Reference Guide

Great Quality of Life

Over the years, Greater Seattle has received numerous accolades as a great place to live and do business. Talented people are mobile; they can live anywhere. The Greater Seattle area attracts and retains talented people because of our much vaunted quality of life. They like the rugged mountains and sparkling rivers and bays found in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma and throughout the region. Theater, dance, music and art for all ages and every taste flourish here.

Nature and culture are the heart and soul of our character, creating a way of life that is the envy of America. What makes a region livable? Good schools for our children. Good government with public works that make the economy run. Parks, arts, children’s
museums, award-winning zoos, science centers, good restaurants, ample recreational opportunities and a beautiful environment. We are lucky to have all these and we are working to ensure they will be here for the next generation as well.