Moving to a new city is always exciting, but it can also be a lot of work. That’s why you need the help of experienced, hardworking movers who know how to do all of the heavy lifting for you. Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has been moving families like yours for more than 110 years, so we know what it takes to get the job done right in Seattle.
Before Your Seattle Move
As you plan your move to Seattle, we’ve outlined some exciting facts about the city to help you get to know your new hometown. Seattle, on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is the third largest port in North American, surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and encompassing thousands of acres of parkland (hence its nickname, "Emerald City"). It’s home Starbuck’s Coffee, and to a thriving tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon.com headquartered in the metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair, is a most recognizable landmark.
Looking for a Tech Job After Your Move?
Today, Seattle and its suburbs are now home to a number of technology companies including Amazon.com, RealNetworks, Nintendo of America, McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility), VoiceStream (now T-Mobile), and biomedical corporations such as HeartStream (later purchased by Philips), Heart Technologies (later purchased by Boston Scientific), Physio-Control (later purchased by Medtronic), ZymoGenetics, ICOS (later purchased by Eli Lilly and Company) and Immunex (later purchased by Amgen).
Once you’ve unpacked the last of your moving boxes, take some time to experience the city with your family. From a cultural perspective, Seattle is a regional center for the performing arts. The century-old Seattle Symphony Orchestra performs mainly at Benaroya Hall. The Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet, which perform at McCaw Hall. The Opera is known for its performances of the works of Richard Wagner and the PNB School ranks as one of the top three ballet training institutions in the U.S. The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras (SYSO) is the largest symphonic youth organization in the United States.
Fan of the performing arts? Well, after your move, be sure to check out the city’s renowned summer and winter chamber music festivals organized by the Seattle Chamber Music Society. For theatre, the 5th Avenue Theatre stages Broadway-style musical shows featuring both local talent and international stars, and the area has around 100 theatrical production companies and over two dozen live theatre venues, many of them associated with fringe theatre. And, of course, the movie starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, “Sleepless in Seattle” brings the city further national attention.
The Best Seattle Movers
If you’re planning a move to or from Seattle, look no further than Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. We have an A+ rating with the BBB, and we’re a certified ProMover by the American Moving & Storage Association. We take your move as seriously as you do. That’s part of our Total Customer Satisfaction™ guarantee.
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