I know Seattle has mushroomed since I left the Pacific Northwest in 1990. The city that was once America's best-kept secret has become a sprawling center of urban chic.
But have living conditions there really gone downhill?
"The top five cities in the Americas were:
Ottawa (tied for 18th)
The lowest ranking Americas city in the top 50 was Seattle (tied for 49th)"
All right, Seattle is still in the Top 50 of the Mercer Human Resource Consulting Worldwide Quality of Living Survey.
But it ranks after those "real" big cities, the East Coast ones: Boston, New York City, and Washington D.C..
How can this be?
(Photo from Visit-Seattle.com)