Seattle is famous for its increasingly large presence of technology firms and startups, and its proximity to mountains, water and forests. The laidback Pacific Northwest attitude embodies nearly all aspects of life here, including food, fashion, music and outdoor recreation. There are currently 1,822 properties for sale in Seattle, where the median listing price is $675,000. The Zillow Home Value Index is $682,300. Home values have increased by 15.2 percent over the past year, and are expected to rise another 7.9 percent over the next 12 months. The median price per square foot in Seattle is $462. On average, homes for sale in Seattle stay on the market for 11 days and receive six offers. Seattle is the eighth most walkable large city in the U.S., with a walk score of 73, a transit score of 57 and a bike score of 63. Seattle is home to approximately 608,660 people and 507,408 jobs.
The median age in Seattle is 38 while the median age of homeowners is 58 and the median household income is $70,594 per year. Popular Seattle neighborhoods include Capitol Hill, University District, Magnolia, Greenwood, Wallingford, Beacon Hill, Union, Queen Anne and Ballard.
Seattle's most famous attraction, Pike Place Market, is a massive farmer's and artist marketplace along the downtown waterfront. Seattle is home to many urban parks, such as Kerry Park and Gasworks Park, which offer great views of the downtown skyline. The Seattle Center is home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit and the Museum of Pop Culture. The University of Washington is in Seattle, located near the Washington Park Arboretum Botanic Gardens. Ballard, Capitol Hill and Fremont are among Seattle’s popular neighborhoods for dining and nightlife.
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