Seattle is one of the most famous cities in the country. There are numerous iconic symbols associated with the city. Let’s have some fun and look at some of the things Seattle is most famous for!
Microsoft, one of the most famous and powerful corporations in the world, is largely based in Seattle. Microsoft has over 40,000 workers and more than a million square feet of office space.
The next time you get that latte or mocha from Starbucks, remember that Starbucks began in Seattle. The very first opened in on March 30, 1971.
The Space Needle
The Space Needle located in Seattle is a major landmark of the entire Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It was built for the 1962 World Fair during which some 20,000 people used the elevators per day. The Space Needle 605 feet high and 132 feet wide.
Seattle is one of the rainiest cities in the entire world with an average annual rainfall of over 36 inches!
The Seattle Mariners are a very popular and beloved baseball franchise. Baseball greats such as Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez and Ichiro Suzuki have played for the Mariners.
Did you know that Seattle has consistently been ranked as one of the nation’s most literate cities over the last several years?
The popular TV series Grey’s Anatomy is set in Seattle, which adds to the overall sexiness of the city! This is a medical drama featuring a group of surgeons working in Seattle Grace Hospital.
Frasier is a very popular hit TV series featuring Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) that is set in Seattle!
Outdoor Activities and Fitness
Seattle enjoys its reputation as being one of the fittest cities in America. With its mix of gorgeous hiking trails, steep hills and skiing spots, there is a tremendous love and passion for outdoor activities in Seattle.
Seattle is one of the most left-leaning political cities in the country. 80 percent of Seattle voted for Obama in the 2008 presidential election!