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View Poll Results: Which Western city has the brightest future?
Seattle 27 31.40%
Portland 5 5.81%
San Jose 4 4.65%
San Diego 3 3.49%
Salt Lake City 9 10.47%
Phoenix 4 4.65%
Austin 17 19.77%
San Antonio 1 1.16%
Oklahoma City 4 4.65%
Denver 12 13.95%
Las Vegas 0 0%
El Paso 0 0%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-28-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Redevelopment Seattle, with the waterfront ,South Lake Union and Yessler Terrace all being redeveloped in the City Center. There is 7,000 new apartments opening this year and 7,000 a year for the next three years for 21,000 new apartments downtown Seattle. The 65 million dollar expansion of Pike Place Market , The 250 million dollar expansion of the Seattle Aquarium and the 3.2 billion dollar redevelopment of the Seattle Waterfront tunneling the freeway and building a waterfront parks and plazas.
Economy Seattle Amazon Hired 21,000 downtown last year and is growing fast with the Kindle and there new 3 D smart phone coming out . And the Amazon world campus being built downtown 10 Story Biosphere's and all. Tourism and attractions go hand in hand. Seattle Metro now has the world largest car museum and the second largest car museum in the world. The new 20 Story Ferris Wheel on the waterfront. The Museum Of Flight And Space has the only Space Shuttle Trainer. You can actually walk inside it. The ones that went into space are not open to public. The Lee Family is raising money to build a Bruce Lee Action Museum in China Town in Seattle and like earlier stated the Aquarium is going to have a 250 million dollar expansion.
The urban center of downtown Seattle is growing fast. The new City Target, The new Zara flagship same size as Manhatan, The new three story TJ Max, A new Nordstrom Rack, A new H Mart downtown added to hundereds of stores already downtown. Several new highrise hotels under construction downtown including the SLS hotel and club the only other ones are in Beverly Hills, Miami, New York and now Seattle in Seattle's new super tall.
Seattle's ambasador program is expanding to other neighborhoods of Bell Town and Pioneer Square its a program where the city hires hundreds of people that sweep and patroll downtown keeping it clean and safe. Downtown is very clean with ambasadors on every block.
Seattle's population as a city will tip to 700,000 close to 2015 the fastest growing area of the Seattle Metro is the city of Seattle. And with Microsoft x box being the number one gaming unit in the world and coming out with the new unit this winter. The city downtown is also added two new universities including Eastern University from Boston added a new campus downtown . And UW added a new medical Campus Downtown.
Seattle metro is adding two to three world class museums a year and it companys are growing in the new economy. Tourism is up and growing fast in the area Seattle is the number one cruise port now on the west coast.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Redevelopment Seattle, with the waterfront ,South Lake Union and Yessler Terrace all being redeveloped in the City Center. There is 7,000 new apartments opening this year and 7,000 a year for the next three years for 21,000 new apartments downtown Seattle. The 65 million dollar expansion of Pike Place Market , The 250 million dollar expansion of the Seattle Aquarium and the 3.2 billion dollar redevelopment of the Seattle Waterfront tunneling the freeway and building a waterfront parks and plazas.
Economy Seattle Amazon Hired 21,000 downtown last year and is growing fast with the Kindle and there new 3 D smart phone coming out . And the Amazon world campus being built downtown 10 Story Biosphere's and all. Tourism and attractions go hand in hand. Seattle Metro now has the world largest car museum and the second largest car museum in the world. The new 20 Story Ferris Wheel on the waterfront. The Museum Of Flight And Space has the only Space Shuttle Trainer. You can actually walk inside it. The ones that went into space are not open to public. The Lee Family is raising money to build a Bruce Lee Action Museum in China Town in Seattle and like earlier stated the Aquarium is going to have a 250 million dollar expansion.
The urban center of downtown Seattle is growing fast. The new City Target, The new Zara flagship same size as Manhatan, The new three story TJ Max, A new Nordstrom Rack, A new H Mart downtown added to hundereds of stores already downtown. Several new highrise hotels under construction downtown including the SLS hotel and club the only other ones are in Beverly Hills, Miami, New York and now Seattle in Seattle's new super tall.
Seattle's ambasador program is expanding to other neighborhoods of Bell Town and Pioneer Square its a program where the city hires hundreds of people that sweep and patroll downtown keeping it clean and safe. Downtown is very clean with ambasadors on every block.
Seattle's population as a city will tip to 700,000 close to 2015 the fastest growing area of the Seattle Metro is the city of Seattle. And with Microsoft x box being the number one gaming unit in the world and coming out with the new unit this winter. The city downtown is also added two new universities including Eastern University from Boston added a new campus downtown . And UW added a new medical Campus Downtown.
Seattle metro is adding two to three world class museums a year and it companys are growing in the new economy. Tourism is up and growing fast in the area Seattle is the number one cruise port now on the west coast.
Reputation Points for you Seattle is on the rise! Only things I would add to the City is a Digital Arts Museum downtown (with presence of huge tech, software, and gaming companies in the area), better access for tourists to attractions outside of downtown (like Museum of flight), and also more potential work on waterfront areas outside of downtown to draw more visitors (Alki & West Seattle, North Seattle, etc). I've also heard alot os chatter from people for a top of the line indoor water park like in Edmonton, canada . But even without that Seattle is rapidly become a destination for locals and tourists alike!
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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Now if it could only change it's dreary weather!
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:41 PM
 
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I would love for there to be a large indoor water park in Seattle Center , but there is plans to put a heated pool on the waterfront of Seattle out in the Sound. Will see if it happens.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I would love for there to be a large indoor water park in Seattle Center , but there is plans to put a heated pool on the waterfront of Seattle out in the Sound. Will see if it happens.
Even with that, im sure most people would like to be in a climate controlled environment through fall and winter.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Where did you get 7,000 apartments a year for 3 years? I'm not aware of any 3 year pipelines.....I do know that Seattle, like other major cities, has seen quite a boom in apartment construction lately, but I've never seen the 21K figure before.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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I guess you could google it Lol anyway theres been many articles about to many apartments being built downtown and if there will be a glut downtown Seattle. It was in one of the articles but there are dozens of towers under construction. I do know though The Yessler Terrace project alone is going to add 5,000 new units on First Hill in highrise buildings. And those number are not part of the counts.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The Best U.S. Cities For Public Transit: Portland, Chicago Outrank New York City (PHOTOS)
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I personally think Seattle has a bright future as long as redevelopment of the Downtown core and waterfront continues strong, and public transportation gets better especially with light rail. With a new waterfront, it will open a gateway for the city's future that has been there in years. Like to see redevelopment in some of the rougher areas next to downtown sometime in the future.
This. Plus, you guys have a foothold in the technology industry such as IT, green technology, and video games, an aerospace industry that's not going away any time soon, and you guys are a major port city with goods coming in from East and South Asia, the future hotspots within the next 10 to 30 years. And Seattle could see its population continue to grow as us young people view it as the new "Youth Mecca" (I made that term up myself btw lol). I think Seattle has one of the most envious futures amongst most of the Western cities on this list.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Seattle was already a big city with one of the country's best skylines, yet Seattle is currently developing at a rate that will jettison the city into a world-class status city. It's hard to find any US city with as much construction as Seattle save for NYC and Chi.

Almost more importantly, the cities that surround Seattle are developing at unbelievable rates as well. Bellevue, right across Lake Washington, has a skyline that rivals LA's Century City with high rise buildings popping up and billions of dollars being invested in its downtown. The Eastside of the Seattle metro in general is incredibly wealthy and home to many significant tech companies. Whereas the city of Seattle is the true cultural center of the Seattle Metro, these rapidly growing Eastside cities are attracting a great deal of business and wealth. The Seattle Metro in general is currently on fire and has a very bright future.
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