Why We Love Seattle

We think our home city is a pretty great place to live – and a lot of others agree. In fact, Seattle is rated the most liked U.S. city. Our partners (employees) live in many great neighborhoods including West Seattle, Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne, with access to easy commuting options.

Seattle has a vibrant arts and live music scene, including the Seattle Art Museum with its unique Olympic Sculpture Park, the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the city's annual Bumbershoot festival.

SeattleThe people who live here are smart and interesting. We appreciate great food, and the city has a variety of amazing restaurants. The city's demographics show we're a diverse lot—and we appreciate that diversity. Seattle is second only to San Francisco in the percentage of residents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

SeattleSeattle is a socially conscious community with lots of opportunities for involvement. Your own health and wellness are nurtured through year-round farmers markets, organic and locally sourced food (lots of vegetarian options), yoga and other fitness activities.


If you like sports, you'll have many teams to root for, including the NFL Seattle Seahawks, MLB Seattle Mariners, MLS Seattle Sounders FC and WNBA Seattle Storm. And with beaches, forests, rivers and mountains all in close proximity, you can hit the slopes, ride a rapid or catch a wave—all in the same day!

Even the weather here is nicer than you may have heard. Despite its reputation as a rainy city, Seattle experiences less annual precipitation than Miami, Atlanta or New York City.

Outside Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia and Portland, Oregon are just a short train or car ride away. So if you ever have the urge to get out of town, two other of the cities on the North American West Coast are within your grasp.

Learn more about ways Starbucks is involved in the Seattle area