Moving to Seattle from Australia

Moving to Seattle? So were 114.000 people in the last 9 years.

Now, moving to Seattle from Australia? That’s just amazing! Why? Climate difference would be one reason. But we will get to that later. Let’s start by acknowledging that Seattle is a city in Washington State, and has a total population of approx. 745.000 people. The city is also known as The Rain City or Emerald City. The home or the second largest headquarters of many great companies, as Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia, Google, Facebook. Seattle it’s a booming hub with the 11th largest metropolitan economy in the United States of America.

Did you hear about 'Seattle freeze'?

Depending where you’re moving from Australia to Seattle, things can be very different.

Rain could be one of them. Seattle precipitation is very high, having many ‘rainy days’ compared with other big cities in the U.S. Starting November until March, you can expect to have at least 4 days of rain every day, yes, for 6 months.

But the summer is gorgeous.

Starting late April, Seattle’s climate is absolutely amazing, with moderate temperatures. The city and its surroundings offer a broad range of things to do. All the way from great coffee, to many breweries, places to hike, fish, bike, sky, sail, hunt or fly.

Seattle is at the same latitude as Salzburg, Austria and farther north than Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa. With a hilly topography, expect to drive uphill and downhill, a lot. It is said that Seattle lie on seven hills, as Rome does.

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you what ‘Seattle Freeze’ means, well it simply means that people don’t talk to much with strangers. I’ll let you find more about that on your own.

I believe you will be super excited and you will love the Seattle area. Moving from Australia must be exhausting, depending on why you’re moving, I strongly suggest doing it in the summer.

So don’t forget to pack your raincoat, if you have one, and get ready for moving to Seattle from Australia.

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