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Seattle is an ever-growing city right now.

Seattle is one of America's Fastest-Growing Cities

The tech industry and Amazon, combined with natural surroundings of water and mountains is making Seattle a rapidly-growing city. Here are some "fun facts" about the largest city in the PNW:

  • Estimated population: 724,745 (2017...and growing)
  • Named after: Chief Seattle (Si'ahl), a Suquamish and Duwamish chief
  • Major employers: Boeing, Lewis McChord, Microsoft, UW, Amazon.
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Check back in the future for more posts about the Emerald City, including a vintage Seattle section (realizing that the era one considers "vintage" is relative).

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Near-City Escapes: Waterfront Hideaways Near Seattle

If you’re a city dweller who needs a brief escape but doesn’t have the time for an extended getaway, it’s possible to find little waterfront hideaways near Seattle that can allow you to get away from it all without getting too far away from it all. We stayed at this small cabin on Meydenbauer Bay in Medina (graciously loaned to us for an overnight). Read on about this cabin as well as some other near-city hideaways to add to my escape list from cabins to houseboats.

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Near-City Escapes: Waterfront Hideaways Near Seattle

If you’re a city dweller who needs a brief escape but doesn’t have the time for an extended getaway, it’s possible to find little waterfront hideaways near Seattle that can allow you to get away from it all without getting too far away from it all. We stayed at this small cabin on Meydenbauer Bay in Medina (graciously loaned to us for an overnight). Read on about this cabin as well as some other near-city hideaways to add to my escape list from cabins to houseboats.

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