Everything a New Transplant Needs to Learn About Seattle

When you move to a new city, you’ll have to accomplish all sorts of activities beyond moving into a new apartment. Not only will you need to set up utilities and update all your accounts with new addresses, but you’ll also need to consider things like entertainment and general community information.

Here are some resources that may help you if you’re thinking about moving to Seattle, or you already have a move-in date for your future Seattle apartment.

Check out Seattle’s City Site for New Resident Information

As one of the major hubs for technology and commercial development in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle region covers a wide swath of land in the state. To serve its hefty population, the local government has created a general website that acts as the Seattle Newcomer’s Guide.

Here’s a little history of the city that may help you get to know your new home:

“Founded in 1869, the city of Seattle is located in the state of Washington on Puget Sound, 113 miles (182 km) from the U.S.-Canadian border… Surrounded by mountains and water, the Greater Seattle area features picture-perfect views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round.”

The website has helpful information on moving resources, utilities, public transportation, education, and employment.

How to Get from “Here” to “There” in Seattle

The city of Seattle covers more than 83 square miles of land and also has more than 58 square miles of ocean property that’s considered part of the city. The overall metropolitan area beyond the city’s borders is an incredible 5,800 square miles, which means it’s probably a good idea to know how to get from one place to another, particularly if you want to get to know the sights and sounds of the region.

According to a local moving company called Puget Sound Moving & Storage, transportation is an essential consideration for new residents. There are “a lot of ways for you to get around,” according to the authors.

“Link Light Rail will take you from the Angle Lake Station to the University of Washington making stops through downtown. The South Lake Union Streetcars run every fifteen minutes and makes stops in the South Lake Union neighborhood.”

And there are many more options for travel that will help you get to your destination in the most efficient way possible, whether that’s via public transit, your own car, or a bicycle.

If you own a car, you may want to explore the city on foot, which will help you begin to identify landmarks, as well as convenient options for transportation, whether that’s parking lots for your car or bicycle lanes for your cycling adventures.

Enjoy Getting to Know Seattle and Muriel’s Landing

If you want to live in the University District in Seattle, Muriel’s Landing should be one of your first visits. Our beautiful and modern apartments offer the ideal combination of luxury and location with their amenities and expansive views. We even have charging stations for electric cars and reserved bicycle stalls for our eco-conscious residents. Get in touch today for a tour.