Seattle Makes “Best Town Ever” List

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Seattle was ranked by Outside magazine as one of America’s “best towns ever!” It truly is the best city for adventurers and those who long for the outdoors! Check out this article from The Seattle Times about the feature!

Originally posted via The Seattle Times

Did you come to Seattle for the hiking, climbing, camping, sailing, paddling and mountain biking? Word has gotten around: Seattle is on Outside magazine’s list of 25 of  “America’s best towns ever” for adventure and a culture that supports it. The list is detailed in the magazine’s July 2017 issue, on newsstands Tuesday.

Seattle was singled out as “Best Big City with Bona Fide Adventure.”

For the past five years, the magazine has asked its readers to choose a list of best adventure towns, but this year’s list was compiled by a “council of experts, ” said Outside’s Associate Editor Jonah Ogles.

“Thrill-seekers will never have to look too far in these spots, whether mountain climbing, whitewater rafting or conquering a singletrack trail,” Ogles said in a written release. In addition to adventure offerings, judges considered characteristics including lively food-and-drink scenes, a kid-friendly environment and whether people of all backgrounds are welcome.
The magazine offers this description of Seattle:

Best Big City with Bona Fide Adventure: Seattle is almost entirely surrounded by water. Then there are the mountains. The Cascades to the east top out at 14,411-foot Mount Rainier, while views of the Olympics to the west can be had from your deck (median household income: $71,000).

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