Seattle

Seattle, sits at one of the most beautiful spots in the United States. Occupying a narrow isthmus between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, it is the biggest city in the , with 750,000 people in Seattle and close to four million people in the metro area.

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Capitol Hill is Seattle's most densely populated neighborhood and the heart of the city's counterculture. Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Packed between Elliott Bay and the hilly neighborhoods to the east, unsurprisingly contains the city's bustling financial and retail district. Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Pioneer Square is Seattle's oldest neighborhood, showcasing a wealth of art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, cool restaurants, and buzzing nightclubs within easy walking distance of most Downtown Seattle hotels. Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Northwest of , Queen Anne is a hilly residential neighborhood with marvelous views of the city's skyline. Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The , or "U-District", surrounds the University of Washington in northeast Seattle. Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a neighborhood in northwest Seattle. While mostly residential, the ship canal locks are a major tourist attraction. Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a loosely-defined area, often including anything north of the Ship Canal that bisects the city. Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the most populous district of Seattle. Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

occupies a broad swath of the city between I-5 to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Seattle's Sodo was originally "South of the Dome", referring to the now-demolished Kingdome; to keep some sense in the name, it is sometimes explained now as "South of Downtown". Photo: Lumpytrout, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Seattle's district, which bills itself as "The Center of the Universe", is known for its quirky atmosphere. Photo: Jmabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Religious organization
In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate, confusing structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of at Knossos. is situated 1½ miles northwest of Seattle. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Tourist attraction
The is an observation tower in Seattle, , United States. is situated 1¼ miles northwest of Seattle. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Commercial district
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, previously the William H. is situated 1¼ miles northwest of Seattle.

Localities in the Area

Neighborhood
is a neighborhood in Seattle, , so named because of its location on the eastern shore of Lake Union. is situated 2½ miles north of Seattle. Photo: Jmabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Neighborhood
is a body of water, often thought of as the eastern arm of Lake Union, that forms a part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Seattle, . is situated 3 miles north of Seattle. Photo: Jmabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Suburb
Hill is an affluent neighborhood and geographic feature in Seattle, northwest of . is situated 2½ miles northwest of Seattle. Photo: Orange Suede Sofa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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