BY THE NUMBERS—Seattle sure feels a bit crowded these days, and a lot of that has to do with all the newbies swarming the city from other parts of the nation. Sparefoot put together a breakdown of where they're coming from. From out of state, it's mainly transplants from Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Chicago. But don't discount the many people moving from nearby Washington counties as well.
POPULATION—Speaking of how crowded Seattle is getting, census data shows that for the first time in history Seattle is in the top 10 of most densely-populated major American cities. The city's density has increased by almost 10 percent since 2010 and we're packing 7,962 people per square mile as of 2014. You can even find out which neighborhoods are seeing the most density-growth.
LISTICLES—Ravenna. Whether it's about holiday light displays, quality of life, or housing markets, Ravenna is always near or at the top of the Seattle neighborhood list. Estately recently crunched some numbers to figure out which neighborhoods were Seattle's hottest and coldest (relatively-speaking) in terms of home-buying. When the dust cleared, wouldn't you know it but Ravenna was right there at the top of the list.