The Year in Real Estate

6 Seattle Micro Neighborhoods with Rapidly Rising Home Prices

Which Seattle neighborhoods are up-and-coming? Dunlap, Highland Park, and Rainier View are among the areas of the city that saw the biggest price hikes.

8:00am By Seattle Met Staff

This Month in Seattle Tech

Why Microsoft Acquiring Activision Blizzard Is Such a Big Deal

The Seattle-based tech behemoth now owns the makers of Candy Crush and World of Warcraft—but the gaming company is embroiled in harassment allegations.

01/26/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Woodland Whimsy

Property Watch: An Expansive Vashon Island Retreat

This island property has six acres and several guest houses for Airbnb potential. Yes, it also has a tennis court to go with that log cabin aesthetic.

01/26/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Dinner IRL

Wanna Celebrate Valentine's Day on a Patio?

Want to celebrate February 14th on a heated and covered patio? At brunch? Here are some special menus from Eden Hill, Carrello, and more.

01/26/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Mighty Mesozoic

Dinos Alive Comes to Seattle This April

This interactive and immersive exhibit in SoDo, featuring dozens of animatronic dinosaurs, provides a perfect weekend activity for kids and families.

01/26/2022 By Taylor Gerlach

Heat, At Home

Takeout Valentine's Day Is a Thing Yet Again

Takeaway tasting menu dinners and DIY pizza kits to help you celebrate February 14 with a romantic dinner at home yet again. Sexy sweatpants not included.

01/26/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Après Tell

Ski Tailgating Brings the Party to Mountain Parking Lots

Hot dogs on the grill and firepits in the snow: The after-ski hang is as important as the powder for those seeking a weekend outdoor getaway.

01/25/2022 By Allison Williams

The Year in Real Estate

Washington’s Most Expensive School Districts of 2021

A handful of King County areas, along with a couple of Mercer Island and Lopez Island, were as exclusive as it got last year in local real estate.

01/25/2022 By Taylor Gerlach

HEART EYES

30 Valentine's Day Gifts for Everyone You Love

Galentine's Day doesn't need its own presents: from a Filson hat to Glossier perfume to festive Funko Pops, there's a Valentine's Day gift for everyone.

01/25/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Seattle Dining Guide

Best New Restaurants: Takeout Edition

Smokeshow steak dinners, vegan Lao dishes, Filipino-style fried chicken, and some of Seattle's best seafood, now at the SAM.

01/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle on TV

The New Top Chef Season Includes a Contestant from Seattle

The Canlis and Noma alum is the lone Northwest chef this season, following in the footsteps of Top Chef Portland contestant Shota Nakajima.

01/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

The Year in Real Estate

The Most Eye-Popping King County Real Estate Numbers of 2021

The prices of homes in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, and other suburbs last year were astonishingly high, even by regional standards.

01/24/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

In the Medal Hunt

The Locals Going to the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2022

These Washingtonians have qualified for the games in everything from figure skating and cross-country skiing to short-track speed skating and, yes, hockey.

01/24/2022 By Malia Alexander

Opening Dispatch

The New Chuck's Hop Shop Is Here...and It Has Bagels

Third Place Books now offers beer, bagels, and kosher fare alongside those books. Also featured: espresso, cold brew, and avocado toast.

01/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

WE DECANT

We Needed This: Viski Serves Up Crafty Barware

The Seattle-based glassware and bar tools brand makes cocktail shakers, glasses, and decanters designed with home use in mind.

01/21/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Big Top

Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría Somersaults into Marymoor Park

The classic, internationally-renowned circus theater show is in Seattle through March 13, and would make a perfect family outing or date night.

01/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Take Me to Church

What’s Up with That House Next to I-5?

Owner George Freeman uses his "Science is God" house in Capitol Hill to incite curiosity about the Universal Life Church Monastery and its mission.

01/21/2022 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Chona Kasinger

Culture Fix

What to Do in Seattle This Week

A virtual reading through Elliott Bay, a Taylor Swift dance party at Neumos—the best in-person and at home events in the city, updated weekly.

01/20/2022 By Malia Alexander and Seattle Met Staff

U VILLAGE UNIVERSITY

A Timeline of Store Openings at University Village

From Village Lanes to Apple's pre-iPhone location to recent U Village openings like Reformation and Everlane.

01/20/2022 By Zoe Sayler

$600K Showdown

Price Point: Downtown Condo vs. West Seattle Rambler

Both these Seattle homes for sale from Windermere are listed for around $600,000. Which one do you think is the better deal?

01/20/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd