Mix Master

Who's Behind the Music at the International Fountain?

DJ Whetzel hangs up the headphones after more than two decades crafting iconic mixes at one of Seattle's most recognizable landmarks.

07/05/2022 By Jameson Fink

$900K Showdown

Price Point: Central Townhome vs. Quirky Lakefront Cabin

These homes from Redfin and Windermere don't have much in common other than a cool fireplace and a $900k price tag. Which would you choose?

07/01/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

This Month in Seattle Tech

The Seattle Tech Workers and Crypto Billionaire Behind Approval Voting

Is voting for more than one candidate the iteration our elections need? Seattle Approves, an "approval voting" advocacy group, thinks so.

06/30/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Home Economics

Is the Suburban Boom Bad for the Environment?

More Seattle renters sought space out in the suburbs during the pandemic, but a recent Apartment List report shows that's led to more carbon emissions.

06/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

WEATHER, MAN

Please, Don't Let This Be Juneuary

After a particularly gloomy spring, Seattle's notoriously cold and cloudy June weather is just too much for us in 2022.

06/08/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Explainer

The Different Shades of Tree Equity in Seattle Neighborhoods

As Seattle summers warm, neighborhoods in South Seattle where there are fewer trees are whole degrees hotter than their northern neighbors.

06/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy Illustrations by Gage Murrey

Rent Report

Seattle-Area Rents Increase for Fourth Straight Month

The latest data from Apartment List shows rents rose for the fourth straight month in the Seattle area, and as much as 22 percent in Bellevue.

06/06/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

This Month in Seattle Tech

Amazon and Microsoft Bump Pay During the Tech Stock Crash

Falling share prices didn't stop Seattle's biggest companies from promising massive compensation packages, thanks to a persistently tight labor market.

05/31/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

home screen

Best Phone Apps for Hiking and Camping

Your smartphone may be your best tool outdoors when deep in the Cascades or on a lonely Olympic beach—and not just for the camera.

05/25/2022 By Allison Williams

Best Places to Live

The Most Coveted Seattle Neighborhoods and Suburbs

In Seattle's fierce real estate market, competition is always pending. These top neighborhoods were the most competitive according to Redfin.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

$750K Showdown

Price Point: Eastlake Castle Condo vs. West Seattle Vintage Charmer

Both of these Seattle homes for sale are listed for around $750,000. Which one do you think is the better deal in this real estate market?

05/13/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

ICYMI

Weird Seattle News of Late

A Wordle rescue and the planned egging of a Jeff Bezos yacht highlight another odd chapter of Emerald City history.

05/10/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Curb Real Estate

A Guide to Passing the Seattle Parking Test

Do you have to pay for parking in Seattle? How much does street parking cost? And what is the 72 hour rule? All your questions about parking, answered.

05/05/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Rent Report

Rents in Seattle Were Up 16 Percent from This Time Last Year

From Seattle to Bellevue to Woodinville, rents were way up compared to May of 2021, as the price to buy a home increases as well.

05/03/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

This Month in Seattle Tech

Google Bets Big on a Kirkland Campus

The tech company's new digs in the Seattle suburbs, accompanying a South Lake Union expansion, aren't built for a remote work world.

04/29/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Debriefing

7 Things Joe Biden Should Have Done During His Seattle Trip

Our local ice cream isn't the only thing the president missed out on. He also could have picked up a Sleepless in Seattle nightgown at Sea-Tac.

04/25/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

For the record

A Guide to Seattle Record Store Day 2022

Stores like Light in the Attic Record Shop and Easy Street are providing special release titles and hosting live music for Record Store Day on April 23.

04/22/2022 By Sophie Grossman

$1.3 Million Showdown

Price Point: Bellevue Midcentury vs. Shoreline Craftsman

These $1.3 million homes are for sale from Redfin and Windermere. Would you rather have a historic Eastside midcentury or an updated Craftsman?

04/18/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Southbound and down

How to Travel Between Seattle and Portland

How to avoid getting stuck in I–5 traffic is the question that haunts us all. So what's really the best way to get to Portland—bux, train, plane, or car?

04/11/2022 By Allison Williams

Rent Report

Seattle-Area Rents Were Up 15 Percent or More in March

The cost to rent an apartment continues to go up year over year, especially in Eastside cities like Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, and Kirkland.

04/05/2022 By Seattle Met Staff