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Seattle, Washington is the economic and cultural capital of the northwestern United States. The Seattle metropolitan area/Puget Sound region is the largest concentration of population north of San Francisco and west of Chicago. Seattle is the leading financial center of the Pacific Northwest and several major corporations base their headquarters in or near the city. Seattle possesses a modern port located on an excellent deep-water harbor and has good transportation connections to the outside world.
The growth of the Pacific Northwest helped propel Seattle to its current stature, and the economic expansion of the Pacific Rim is likely to sustain Seattle’s growth well into the future. This section describes the Seattle metropolitan area, its historical development and its future growth prospects. It focuses upon general economic and population trends and emphasizes the relationship between these forces and real estate development in the Seattle market.
The Seattle metropolitan area lies in the northwest corner of the continental U.S., on Puget Sound in western Washington state. Puget Sound is a saltwater arm of the Pacific Ocean, 110 miles to the west.
According to April 1, 2010 U.S. Census data, Seattle’s population was 608,660 people. Since 2000, its population has grown annually at 6.87 percent. The median home cost in Seattle is $361,940. Home appreciation in the last year has been -8.83 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Seattle’s cost of living is 42.60% higher than the U.S. average.
The Puget Sound region is the economic heartland of Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. Seattle dominates this region and contains approximately two-thirds of the state’s total employment. The economic base of a city or region consists of those industries that bring income into the city and region by selling their products or services outside the area. Historically, the aerospace, forest products, and shipping industries, along with the military, have formed the economic base of the Puget Sound region, and these activities are still the critically important.
Eight companies on the 2010 Fortune 500 list of the United States’ largest companies, based on total revenue are headquartered in the Puget Sound region: warehouse membership club Costco, computing giant Microsoft, Internet retailer Amazon.com, coffee chain Starbucks, department store Nordstrom, heavy-duty truck manufacturer PACCAR, a multinational aerospace corporation Boeing, and paper company Weyerhaeuser. Emerging industries include software, retail, biotechnology, tourism, Internet services, clean technology, and telecommunications. Economic and employment growth drives the expansion of population, incomes, and the demand for real estate.
A U.S. Census Bureau survey showed that Seattle had the highest percentage of college and university graduates of any major U.S. city. Seattle is home to one of the United States’ most respected public research universities, the University of Washington, as well as its professional and continuing education unit, University of Washington Educational Outreach.
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Tacoma is located at the foot of Mount Rainier and along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State. Tacoma is recognized as a livable and progressive international city. With a population of more than 200,000 residents, the city that incorporated in 1884 has grown from its historical roots as a home of sawmills and a bustling port that exported goods around the world to a center for international exports, the arts and healthy, affordable living.
Tacoma, in Pierce County, is Washington State's third largest city and located just 18 miles south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It boasts a deep water port that is one of the largest container ports in North America.
As of 2010, Tacoma's population is 199,826 people. Since 2000, its population has grown annually at 3.28 percent. The median home cost in Tacoma is $209,980. Home appreciation the last year was -9.89 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Tacoma's cost of living is 7.50% higher than the U.S. average.
Tacoma is an important center for agricultural and forest products. The first business established in Tacoma was a saw mill. Tacoma's economy is still heavily involved with timber. Regional enterprises produce more flower bulbs than the Netherlands, as well as crops, such as berries and rhubarb that require heavy seasonal employment. Tourism is also important to Tacoma's economy. Visitors are attracted to the waters of Commencement Bay and the state and national parks surrounding Tacoma.
Everett’s transformation in the state of Washington from a mill town to an urban center and aerospace center of excellence has been a labor of love for its residents. Since the city was incorporated in 1893, Everett citizens have never lost their commitment to making their city a center of commerce and a magnet for creative thinking.
The beauty of Snohomish County's natural environment and a rich variety of outdoor activities contribute to Everett's quality of life. From the bark of a sea lion to the distant peaks of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, Everett fires the imagination.
As of 2010, Everett’s population is 94,853 people. Since 2000, its population has grown annually at 3.64 percent. The median home cost in Everett is $205,720. Home appreciation the last year has been -16.76 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Everett’s cost of living is 8.00% higher than the U.S. average.
Since its founding more than 100 years ago, the city has grown from a bustling mill town to a crucial deep-water port with a robust manufacturing and retail core, a state-of-the-art naval station and a rapidly expanding high-tech industry. Everett’s labor force has evolved as well. Today, the city of Everett’s growing economy supports more than 87,000 jobs, with a strong focus on technology, life sciences, electronics, aerospace (including the multinational aerospace corporation Boeing) and service-based industries.
Lakewood is the second-largest city in Pierce County and the fifteenth largest in Washington and was incorporated in February 1996. Economic development is a priority in Lakewood’s continuing efforts to redefine its south Puget Sound community of 60,000 residents and nearly 1,100 businesses.
Lakewood is the primary host community serving major military installations. Joint Base Lewis McChord and Camp Murray are strategically located between Sea-Tac International Airport and the state's capital in Olympia. This major transportation hub for the lower Puget Sound region is also located at the junction of I-5, SR-512, and U.S. Route 99 and will welcome future light rail access in 2011.
As of 2010, Lakewood’s population is 57,529 people. Since 2000, its population has grown annually at -1.08 percent. The median home cost in Lakewood is $190,080. Home appreciation in the last year has been -14.72 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Lakewood’s cost of living is 3.70% higher than the U.S. average.
The unemployment rate in Lakewood, WA, is 8.10%, with job growth of -2.18%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 27.54%.
The Clover Park School District operates all public schools within Lakewood. Lakewood public schools spend $4,807 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 18.2 students per teacher in Lakewood.
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Southern California (SoCal) is the second-largest urbanized region in the United States. It consists of a heavily developed urban environment, along with vast arid areas that have been left undeveloped. Classified as a megaregion, the large urban areas include greater Los Angeles, greater San Diego, and the Inland Empire (county area around Riverside and San Bernardino). American Life manages three regional centers in Southern California, covering five major counties that includes Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego.
To the west of Southern California lies the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands; to the south is the international border between the United States and Mexico.
Within its boundaries are two major world cities, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as three of the country’s largest metropolitan areas. San Diego is the second most populous city in California, and the eighth most populous in the U.S. Just to the north, Los Angeles is the most populous city in California, and the second most populous in the country. Compared to the rest of the country, Los Angeles’s cost of living is 44.40% higher than the U.S. average.
The economy of Los Angeles is driven by international trade, entertainment (television, motion pictures, video games, recorded music), aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel, and tourism. Los Angeles is also the largest manufacturing center in the western United States.
More than 20 colleges, universities and schools are located in Southern California.
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Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. In the past several years, the population in the Atlanta metropolitan area has increased by approximately 450,000 annually, more than any other metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States. At this growth rate, the projected population of Atlanta's 20 core counties for 2020 is approximately 6.4 million. Atlanta contains the world headquarters of such large corporations as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS, Delta Air Lines, and Turner Broadcasting. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world's busiest airport since 1998. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was founded in Atlanta. In 1990, Atlanta was selected as the site for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 132.4 square miles. Of this, 131.7 square miles of the area is land and 0.7 square miles of it is water. The total area is 0.54% water. Atlanta has a reputation as a "city in a forest" or a "city of trees" due to its abundance of trees, unique among major cities. The city's main street, Peachtree Street, is named after a tree, and beyond the Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead business districts, the skyline gives way to a dense canopy of woods that spreads into the suburbs. The nickname is factually accurate, as the city's tree coverage percentage is at 36%, the highest out of all major American cities, and above the national average of 27%. Atlanta's tree coverage does not go unnoticed--it was the main reason cited by National Geographic in naming Atlanta a "Place of a Lifetime."
As of 2010, Atlanta's population is 529,589 people. Since 2000, its population has grown annually at of 27.09 percent. The median home cost in Atlanta is $184,240. Home appreciation the last year has been -10.95 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Atlanta's cost of living is 2.10% lower than the U.S. average.
Atlanta is considered to be a top business city and is a primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States--via highway, railroad, and air. Metro Atlanta contains the world headquarters of corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS, Delta Air Lines, and Turner Broadcasting. Atlanta has the country's fourth-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have business operations in the metropolitan area. The unemployment rate in Atlanta is 11.10 percent (recent U.S. avg. is 8.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Atlanta jobs have decreased annually by 6.39 percent.
Atlanta is home to one of the largest concentrations of colleges and universities in the country. The city has more than 30 institutions of higher education, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, a premier research university that has been ranked among the nation's top ten public universities since 1999 by U.S. News & World Report; Emory University, a prominent liberal arts and research institution that has been consistently ranked as one of the top 20 schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and is widely considered one of the leading universities in the world.
Miami is a major city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida. It is the county seat of Miami-Dade county, the most populous county in Florida, and the eighth-most populous county in the United States. The 42nd largest city in the U.S., it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the South Florida metropolitan area, and the most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States.
Miami and its suburbs are located on a broad plain between the Florida Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east and also extend from Florida Bay north to Lake Okeechobee. The main portion of the city lies on the shores of Biscayne Bay, which contains several hundred natural and artificially created barrier islands, the largest of which contains Miami Beach and South Beach.
As of 2010, Miami’s population is 430,291 people. Since 2000, its population has grown annually at 18.75 percent. The median home cost in Miami is $153,850. Compared to the rest of the country, Miami’s cost of living is 3.20% lower than the U.S. average.
Miami is one of the most important financial centers in the United States and boasts a strong international business community.
Miami public schools spend $5,069 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 17 students per teacher in Miami.