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Maturing Markets Look to Downsize to an Elevated Urban Lifestyle

Maturing Markets Look to Downsize to an Elevated Urban Lifestyle

NEXUS is a stand-out high-rise condominium in downtown Seattle with resort-style amenities

Sponsored by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty A new urbanization trend is sweeping Seattle as more empty-nesters and retirees are seeking to downsize their domestic responsibilities, harvest their capital gains from single-family assets and reinvest that equity into a better, streamlined in-city lifestyle with perks. After years of child rearing, home maintenance, and living a more…

Seattle's Bicycle Benefits Program Offers Cyclists Discounts Across the City

Seattle’s Bicycle Benefits Program Offers Cyclists Discounts Across the City

Cycling to work can get you deals at your favorite neighborhood coffee shops, breweries and restaurants

May is National Bike Month, and among all the obvious reasons biking is great (exercise, lessening carbon emissions and reducing transportation costs) the Bicycle Benefit Program is another incentive to get people pedaling around the city.  To join the program, cyclists must make a one-time $5 sticker purchase from any participating location and stick it…

Most Influential People of 2019 Nominations Now Open!

Most Influential People of 2019 Nominations Now Open!

Nominate someone you think is making a positive impact in our city today

A few of 2018’s Most Influential People of the Year

Seattle’s Bike Everywhere Day Introduces the Two-Wheeled Lifestyle to All

Seattle’s Bike Everywhere Day Introduces the Two-Wheeled Lifestyle to All

If you’ve been planning on getting your bike out of the garage, May 17 may be the day to do it

This Friday, May 17, is National Bike Everywhere Day! Last year, Cascade Bicycle Club counted nearly 20,000 Seattleites pedaling to work, school, home or to the local coffee shop. Cyclists stopped at more than 120 “celebration stations” to get hydration, swag, high fives and a sense of Seattle’s cycling community. This year will bring even…

KUOW's New Podcast Investigates the "Amazon Effect"

KUOW’s New Podcast Investigates the “Amazon Effect”

A local audio show explores Amazonia

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: Producers Carolyn Adolph and Joshua McNichols outside of the Amazon Spheres

Seattle's High-Tech High-Rise Tops off With a Grand Affair

Seattle’s High-Tech High-Rise Tops off With a Grand Affair

NEXUS is now 93 percent pre-sold. The final 28 condominiums recently released for sale.

Sponsored by Realogics On April 11, a series of events atop the Peak Lounge in the Kinects Apartment tower transformed this sky-high venue into an informative neighborhood showcase and a celebration for hundreds of current and prospective homeowners at NEXUS.  Presented by Seattle magazine, the exhibition included The Downtown Seattle Association, Lid I-5, NHL Seattle, Waterfront Seattle, the…

What's the Future of Golf in Seattle?

What’s the Future of Golf in Seattle?

A new report takes a swing at the sustainability of the city’s four courses

Each year between 2009 and 2017, an average of 238,189 people played rounds of golf on the city’s four municipal golf courses. But that number doesn’t appear to be high enough to sustain the city’s operation of those courses. That’s the conclusion of a recently released report by three consultants (Lund, Scanlan, and Cocker Fennessy)….

Dateless in Seattle: Tips for Dating Amid Seattle's Chilly Freeze

Dateless in Seattle: Tips for Dating Amid Seattle’s Chilly Freeze

How to find that special someone in our notoriously bleak dating city

FATAL DISTRACTION: The Seattle Freeze is a thing; thaw it out by talking, advises a dating expert

How to Survive the Viaduct Closure

How to Survive the Viaduct Closure

How to get by during the looming 'period of maximum constraint'

This article appears in print in the January 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Think of it as Y2K for Seattle traffic: the imminent gridlock that’s predicted for the three-week period when the downtown slice of State Route 99 is shut down, starting on January 11, in preparation for the opening of the tunnel that will replace it….

5 Best Ways to Experience the Holidays Like a Real Seattleite

5 Best Ways to Experience the Holidays Like a Real Seattleite

Don't miss the events locals have been adding to their seasonal short list year after year

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Seattle really rolls out the red carpet for this most wonderful time of the year. Whether you are new to town or have been celebrating the holidays here for decades, these are the events locals have been adding to the seasonal short list year…

The Art of Driving in the Seattle Rain

The Art of Driving in the Seattle Rain

As the soggy season returns, a few tips on how to safely navigate the city’s roadways

SPLISH SPLASH: With a yearly average of 152 days of rain, it’s important to know the rules of the road when things get wet

Politics Over Dinner? One Seattle Woman Says It's OK

Politics Over Dinner? One Seattle Woman Says It’s OK

With the ‘Make America Dinner Again’ initiative, Emily Lewis wants Americans across the political divide to learn how to talk—and listen—to each other

TABLE TALK: As the Seattle chapter head of Make America Dinner Again, Emily Lewis, pictured here at the Pound Arts Building, leads the way for respectful dinner conversation

Your Seattle-Specific Earthquake Kit: Bourbon, Chocolate and Other Necessities

Your Seattle-Specific Earthquake Kit: Bourbon, Chocolate and Other Necessities

Quick tips you might not have thought of for surviving the Pacific Northwest’s dreaded natural disaster

Pack It In: Peanut butter and dried foods are recommended by the experts, but don’t forget the bourbon and fancy candy bars in your quake kit

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