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Dec. 20, 2021

The Ultimate Neighborhood Guide to Downtown Tacoma, WA [2022]

The Ultimate Neighborhood Guide to Downtown Tacoma, WA

On the bottom edge of Puget Sound lies Tacoma, Washington, a city of just over 219,000 people. It's part of the larger South Sound region with a population of about 1 million.  After a period of decline, Tacoma made a comeback in the 1990s with a ton of development and restoration.  Now, young and old alike enjoy all that Tacoma has to offer.  With the waters coming into the middle of the city, the area is picturesque with tons of amazing areas and charm.

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Dec. 16, 2021

5 Key Differences Between Living In Bellevue & Seattle, WA

5 Key Differences Between Living In Bellevue & Seattle, WA

Bellevue is a large city in the west-central region of King County, Washington, the United States, located on Lake Washington and partially on the Sammamish River. Some neighborhoods in Bellevue include Downtown Bellevue and the Eastside, Bellecrest, Bel-Red/Silver Lake, Cougar Mountain, Newport, Overlake, Somerset, West Bellevue, and Wilburton. 

Seattle is a major seaport city on the West coast of the United States in northwestern Washington state. It's on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 110 miles south of Portland, Oregon. Some neighborhoods in Seattle include Belltown, Capitol Hill, Downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square, University District, Waterfront, and West Seattle.  

Seattle and Bellevue have one thing in common: They are both in Washington State and the best places to live in Washington. Despite being separated by a lake and some bridges only, there are differences between them. Let’s take a look at five differences that compare Bellevue and Seattle. 

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Nov. 25, 2021

Ranked: The 10 Best High Schools in Olympia, WA [2021 Edition]

Ranked: The 10 Best High Schools in Olympia, WA [2021 Edition]

Olympia, Washington has so many amazing things going for it. It's a beautiful city full of great real estate, amazing scenery, and fantastic schools. There are so many great schools that each have their own special features. If you are thinking about making a move, have a look at this list of the best high schools in Olympia, Wa ranked from 10 all the way to number 1. 

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Nov. 8, 2021

The Ultimate Neighborhood Guide To Salishan, Tacoma WA [2021]

Living in Salishan, Tacoma

Salishan, Tacoma, WA, is nestled among many green belts. This area offers residents an oasis of trees and wildlife in the high-density population near downtown Tacoma. Salishan is a suburban neighborhood with a small population in Tacoma City with a population of 200,000 people.

The following streets and avenues border Salishan: Portland Avenue, East 51st Street, East Roosevelt Avenue, and East 38th Street. Salishan is located on the East side of Tacoma.

Salishan has been the recipient of a housing award and a neighborhood design award from the American Institute of Architects and the Congress for New Urbanism. The new neighborhood includes single-family Craftsman-style homes built around parks and playgrounds.

Let's take a closer look at this Salishan neighborhood guide to get you up to speed in the hopes of you thinking about living in Tacoma, WA

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Oct. 7, 2021

The 8 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Olympia, WA [2021]

Best Neighborhoods Olympia

The capital of Washington State is 60 miles south of Seattle on the southern end of Puget Sound. Budd Inlet goes right into the center of the city.  Olympia is a perfect place for those who love the outdoors as well as love the city. The ocean is a little way to the west, and the mountains are a little way to the north and east. Tacoma and Seattle are a short drive.

Olympia has a decent cost of living – definitely more affordable than Seattle and Tacoma. They are very proud of their public transportation system with the Sounder Train and an extensive bus system. Amtrak also has routes to Tacoma and Seattle by train. Many people work for the government, but great jobs are available in technology, distribution, healthcare, and hospitality.

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Oct. 6, 2021

10 BEST Places to Live in DuPont, WA in 2021

Best Places To Live In DuPont

In 1906, the DuPont Chemical Company purchased 3,192 acres of land and built an explosives manufacturing plant.  They were a major supplier of dynamite and black powder for significant construction projects and the military in World Wars I and II.  The town of DuPont was built to house the workers and their families.  By 1976, the plant closed, but by then, the town was well established.  Today, it has a population of 9,594 and growing. 

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Sept. 21, 2021

8 Best Cities To Move To From Seattle: Relocation Guide [2021]

Best Cities Seattle

Seattle is a big city, and it can be hard to find your place. That’s why so many people have been moving out of this bustling metropolis in recent years. They’ve found better opportunities elsewhere. If you want to join them, there are plenty of great cities that will give you what you need without being too expensive or overcrowded. 

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Sept. 15, 2021

21 Things To Know About Living In Bellevue, WA in 2022

Living in Bellevue, WA

Bellevue, Washington is a place of prosperity and growth; a 21st-century city with opportunities for an amazing lifestyle. There are many important things to keep in mind when thinking about moving to Bellevue in the next few years. Here is a list of some helpful tips you should know before making the move.

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Sept. 7, 2021

15 Reasons You Should Move to Tacoma, WA, Today [2021]

Moving To Tacoma, WA

It’s no secret that Tacoma is a great place to live and work. But with so many options, how do you know which city is the right one for you? We’ve got some answers. We've compiled a list of 15 reasons why it's time to pack your bags and head north, up I-5 to Tacoma. You'll be glad you did! 

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Sept. 6, 2021

Ranked: The Best Private Elementary Schools in Seattle [2021]

Best Private Elementary Schools

Parents want the best education for their children.  Public schools provide the basics and some stand way above the rest, but to ensure that your children are learning certain values in a smaller, individualized setting, many parents choose to send their children to a private school.  These can be religious-based or non-sectarian. 

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