Seattle is named for Chief Seattle; Chief to the Duwamish people, his native name is closer to Si'ahl.
最有名的大学是华盛顿大学(Univ. of WA)
Beautiful by Nature
Nestled between the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges along picturesque Puget Sound, King County is one of the best places to live in the U.S. Downtown Seattle is a thriving metropolis with famous landmarks that include the Space Needle and Mount Rainier, which stands at more than 14,000 feet. A comfortable year round climate with surprisingly less precipitation than Boston, Chicago or even Miami means it rarely snows on the mainland in the winter and summers are often mild warm and dry. Surrounded by Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east Seattle and its sister city Bellevue offer an abundance of waterfront living opportunities and world-class boating. Waterfront living on Puget Sound or upon the many lakes allow residents to transfer from their high-rise office on downtown Seattle or Bellevue to their private yacht in just 15 minutes.