Discovering Seattle: A Newcomer’s Journey

Seattle, also known as the Emerald City, is a captivating and dynamic metropolis that offers a diverse range of experiences for newcomers. From its stunning natural landscapes to its vibrant cultural scene, Seattle has something to offer everyone. In this unique blog, we will take you on a newcomer’s journey of discovering Seattle, as you explore its iconic landmarks, embrace its unique culture, and become a part of its welcoming community.

  1. Embracing the Coffee Culture

As a newcomer to Seattle, you will quickly discover that the city is synonymous with coffee culture. Seattle is the birthplace of global coffee giant Starbucks, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the streets. Embrace the tradition of enjoying a rich cup of coffee while exploring the city’s charming cafes and independent roasteries. From the popular Pike Place Market to hidden gems in local neighborhoods, Seattle’s coffee culture is a delight for any caffeine enthusiast.

  1. Exploring Iconic Landmarks

Seattle is home to several iconic landmarks that are a must-visit for any newcomer. Head to the Space Needle, an architectural marvel offering panoramic views of the city and Mount Rainier. Don’t miss the historic Pike Place Market, a bustling hub of local vendors, artisans, and musicians. The Seattle Great Wheel on the waterfront is another must-see, offering breathtaking views of Elliott Bay. Exploring these landmarks will deepen your connection to the city’s rich history and culture.

  1. Indulging in Culinary Delights

Seattle‘s diverse culinary scene is a treat for food enthusiasts. From fresh seafood at renowned restaurants to food trucks offering global flavors, the city caters to a wide range of tastes. Savor Pacific Northwest cuisine featuring fresh ingredients and regional specialties. Be sure to try Dungeness crab, wild salmon, and geoduck, a local delicacy. As a newcomer, embrace the opportunity to embark on a gastronomic adventure, exploring the diverse flavors that Seattle has to offer.

  1. Connecting with Nature

One of the most captivating aspects of Seattle is its unparalleled access to nature. The city is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, including the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, as well as the Puget Sound. Explore the abundance of hiking trails, such as those in Mount Rainier National Park, or take a ferry ride to nearby islands like Bainbridge or Vashon Island. Embrace the city’s love for the outdoors by engaging in activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, and whale-watching, which are all popular pastimes for locals and newcomers alike.

  1. Celebrating Art and Culture

Seattle’s vibrant arts and culture scene make it an inspiring place for newcomers. The city boasts world-class museums, galleries, and performing arts venues. Visit the Seattle Art Museum to explore an impressive collection of art from around the world. Attend a performance at the Seattle Symphony or the Seattle Opera to experience the city’s musical prowess. Additionally, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is a must-visit for fans of music, science fiction, and popular culture.

  1. Navigating Neighborhoods

Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods offer a unique sense of community, each with its own personality and charm. Capitol Hill is known for its lively nightlife and LGBTQ+ friendly atmosphere, while Ballard offers a maritime history and a thriving brewery scene. Fremont, nicknamed the “Center of the Universe,” boasts a quirky and bohemian spirit. Take the time to explore the various neighborhoods and find the one that resonates with your interests and lifestyle.

  1. Embracing Sustainability

Seattle is a city that values sustainability and environmental consciousness. As a newcomer, you’ll find a plethora of eco-friendly initiatives, from sustainable transportation options to a strong commitment to recycling and composting. Embrace the city’s green ethos and consider adopting environmentally friendly practices in your daily life.

  1. Becoming Part of the Community

The welcoming and inclusive nature of Seattle’s community makes it easy for newcomers to feel at home. Engage in local events, join community groups, and attend neighborhood gatherings to connect with fellow residents. Participating in volunteer opportunities can also be a wonderful way to give back to the community while building new friendships.

Conclusion

Discovering Seattle as a newcomer is a journey filled with wonder, exploration, and cultural enrichment. From the allure of its coffee culture to the embrace of its vibrant arts scene, Seattle offers a diverse range of experiences to captivate your senses. Embrace the city’s natural beauty, immerse yourself in its diverse neighborhoods, and connect with its welcoming community. As you embark on your journey of discovering Seattle, you’ll find that this captivating city has a unique way of becoming an integral part of your heart and soul.

Gimmie Gimmie

Let’s be honest Seattle moving company Seattle Select Moving, spends most of its time saying gimme gimme, we are out working trying to get business. However both owners feel compelled to not just give but be involved. Saturday is hands down our busiest day of the week so we set it aside to PLAY DODGE BALL in a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club in West Seattle. A super fun time was had by all, money was raised and hamstrings were pulled. I’d like to say that Seattle Select Moving fought the good fight, but we had it handed to us with a pathetic record of 2-8, ouch! Next year we’ll get em.

THANKSGIVING!

We took the day off!  Seattle Select Moving works EVERYDAY performing moves throughout Seattle, but sometimes your just need a day off.  Not sure what Peter did but i started with a 9 am kickoff of tackle football.  We are all too old for this but have too much pride to call it quits even though our bodies disagree.   Followed by foot ball i met with my aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and totaling about 30 people for a giant feast and some NFL watching.    Seattle Select Moving can handle and of your moving and delivery needs between now and the next holiday.

Josh on call

There are only a handful of people that Seattle Select Moving can call when help is needed and Josh is one of them. During a full Seattle Moving job yesterday Josh stept up to the plate to help Mike in two locations with no elevator.  Luckily, Josh is like both Peter and myself  eating right and trains for triathlons!  Josh is doing a half iron man next summer.  The Seattle Movers did this one fast in 3.5 hrs and the customers were thrilled, on top of that the apartment manager asked for our cards because she had never seen movers and good, nice and clean cut as Seattle Select Moving.  There is only one choice in selecting a Seattle Moving Company.  Seattle Select Moving!

Seattle uses 1,000,000 cardboard boxes for moving per month!

A guilty pleasure of the Northwest! Our secret is exposed and out in the open, but you are in luck because we have a solution! Reusable ¬†moving boxes are offered through Seattle Select Moving saving our evergreens and saving you greenbacks. Stackable storage boxes prior to a move increases efficiency and eliminates headaches along the way. As Seattle’s best moving and delivery company, our main focus is to minimize the environmental impact and leave an everlasting impression of customer service and hustle. Stay Green Seattle!

Seattle Moving Companies

There are a lot of Seattle Moving Companies.  If you ask us we would probable think that Seattle Select Moving ranks up there with the best of them!   Just take your time and read Seattle Moving Reviews and Customer feed back.  If a Seattle moving company was recommended by family or a friend, believe them  We dont have any horror stories but we have sure heard them.

Nice little Saturday!

Peter and myself had a nice little Saturday.  Performing another Seattle Moving job!  Jacinta G.  was our first moving her from the Lake City area to the Central District.  We performed the 1 bedroom move in less than 2 hours which is pretty darn fast.  She tipped us AND offered us a margarita!

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We then cruised over to Lake Sammamish to grab this Refrigerator and did an appliance delivery to Kirkland.

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Moving Seattle

Moving Seattle residents for over 2 years now Peter and Mike at Seattle Select Moving had a busy weekend. Starting Friday Peter and Mike moved a single resident from Bell Town to the base of Capitol hill. The customer had a ton of stuff and most of the large furniture pieces were antiques, we were super careful with all of it, and it all got moved unscathed.  The customer was happy and rewarded us with a couple of cold ones.  The entire move took 7 hours but we stayed a little extra to place some of the furniture exactly where she wanted it.  Saturday was great but windy.  The storm posed its problems for the customer who simply wanted a full load from their residence to a storage unit, mission complete.  Having a Seattle Moving Service we do serve the eastside as well.