Suburbs often evoke staid developments (and staid populations), but move in any direction from Seattle and you’ll find something a little different. To the west, the nautical Bainbridge and Bremerton corridor. To the east, big-tech bastions and palatial retreats. To the south, burgeoning, diverse communities. And to the north, coastal but commuter-friendly locales. These Seattle-adjacent cities and towns harbor their own cultural riches, from restaurants to recreation to retail, worth exploring—perhaps on a permanent basis.