1) Amazonians and Microsofties: If you work at Amazon or Microsoft you either love it or hate it.
You also can’t have too much of a social life, because you work all the time.
3) Students: This makes up about 50% of YSAs (half undergrads and half grad students) and most students attend University of Washington, Seattle University or Seattle Pacific University. And while Seattleites are friendly on the exterior and always polite, sometimes it can be hard to get past the small talk and form deeper relationships.
Just a heads up—most of the LDS med students are already married. : Green Lake, Gasworks Park, Dicks Drive In, Pike Place Market (this is really the only “touristy” place that’s acceptable, plus they have great produce), any restaurant in Fremont or Capitol Hill, Alki Beach, Golden Gardens Beach, and movie theaters anytime it’s raining.
It’s almost a sin to stay indoors when the sun is out.
: Most weekends from May-September consist of attending or participating in a sporting event, a hike, a ferry ride, camping, or a daytrip to the coast. This city LOVES its sports teams, especially when they win.
For the rest of year, eating out and movies are commonplace. Soccer is also a huge deal in Seattle—most natives played soccer in high school, and it’s safe to say that more people have been to a Sounders game than a Mariners game. And when it does rain, don’t use an umbrella or people will judge you. We have a metro bus system, but it’s not the easiest to navigate—especially if you live or are trying to get outside of the city. —————————– THE CHURCH SCENE : There are several choices, so hop around a bit before you settle in.
There are also countless institute activities and firesides if that’s your style. : Seattle has a great music scene and several museums including the Seattle Art Museum, Experience Music Project, the Sci-Fi Museum, Pacific Science Center (which plays movies on their IMAX screen and has fun laser shows), the Museum of History and Industry, and there’s also the Microsoft museum for the PC-lovers out there (whoever you are). Here’s a breakdown of your main options: 1) Seattle YSA 1: The average age range is older and the boundaries cover north Seattle.
: There are a LOT of vegans, vegetarians, and those who live gluten-free lives in Seattle. Majority of people are either grad students or working.
Consequently, there are a lot of specialty restaurants around town. You have to try a black bean burger at least once if your life. 2) Seattle YSA 2: There are mainly students—a majority undergrad—in this ward and the average age range is lower.
: Seattle gets a bad rap for all our rain, but we rank 44th among major U. The boundaries are in the University District and other neighborhoods by UW.