Ranking #1 on the Weidner Best Cities list and #10 on the U.S. News Best Places to Live list is Seattle, Washington! Seattle is situated on the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by evergreen forests, mountains, and miles of parks. It’s also home to tech giants Microsoft and Amazon, a bevy of coffee houses, eateries, and cultural landmarks, making Seattle one of America’s most eclectic and favorite cities.
Things to Do, See, and Taste in Seattle
Starting with one of the city’s most recognizable and iconic landmarks, the Space Needle offers stunning views of downtown Seattle, the Cascade Mountains, Mount Baker, and Mount Rainer from its 520-foot observation deck. Just below the Space Needle sits the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum, a series of 8 galleries and a 40-foot Glasshouse.
For the ultimate in Farmer’s Markets, Pike Place Market puts the eclectic pulse of Seattle at your fingertips with a combination of specialty shops, fresh fish and seafood markets, antiques, collectibles and an array of delectable restaurants.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Seattle offers a supple offering of places to explore and things to do. From paddle boarding and boating to skiing and snowboarding to hiking and biking, there’s something for everyone at every level of fitness! Waterfront Park, Kerry Park, Kubota Garden, and Woodland Park Zoo are just a sampling of outdoor excursions the entire family can enjoy. Day trips are also available to Mount Rainer or nearby Victoria.
For a tour of museums, locals and tourists alike rank the Children’s Museum, Pacific Science Center and Museum of Flight high on their list of favorite cultural outings. Seattle is also known for its eclectic blend of music venues including The Crocodile, The Sunset, and the Tractor Tavern, for a sampling of local and national bands.
Also synonymous with Seattle are its coffee roasters including Starbucks and Tully’s with coffee houses on just about every corner. Storyville Coffee Pike Place, Ghost Alley Espresso and Moore Coffee Shop are among the favorites.
Employment and Education in Seattle, WA
Seattle is home to major employers including Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, University of Washington, and Providence Health & Services. Colleges and Universities include University of Washington, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University.
Weidner Communities in Seattle, WA
Weidner Apartment Homes is pleased to offer an array of apartments for rent in Seattle, WA with amenities designed to please. Vive Apartments is a brand new community located in the heart of the Ballard neighborhood, featuring breathtaking views of the Sound and Olympic mountains. Tower 12 Apartment Homes is located in downtown Seattle, with easy access to sports stadiums, restaurants, shopping and downtown office buildings.
Whether you are new to Seattle or a longtime resident of the city, Weidner shares your enthusiasm for this bustling city.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Weidner List of 10 Best Cities Series. We’ve introduced you to some of our favorite cities, including Sacramento and Tuscon, where Weidner offers you quality apartment homes that you can rely on for comfort, style, and the ultimate in livability. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the rest of the series to see if your favorite city made the cut!
We are pleased to announce our most recent acquisition, Swan Creek Apartment Homes in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
Swan Creek Apartment Homes is located just 4 miles from downtown Madison, Wisconsin and offers studio, one, and two bedroom floor plans ranging from 524 to 1,257 square feet. Each interior features amenities that are designed to help residents feel at home from the moment they step into these stylish and comfortable apartments.
Stylish, Comfortable Amenities
A generous amount of living space is complemented by classic hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens, convenient walk-in closets, and stylish window coverings. In select apartment homes, there is also a cozy fireplace. With 8 floor plans to choose from, Swan Creek is sure to have an apartment that fits your unique style and preferences.
The Swan Creek community amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, manicured landscaping, underground parking, laundry facilities, and easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment. Best of all, Swan Creek is a pet-friendly community! This is comfortable apartment living at its best in Fitchburg, Wisconsin!
About the Neighborhood
Swan Creek is conveniently located just outside Madison, near the Fitchburg Technology Campus. Residents have plenty of nature and trails to explore at nearby parks including Knollwood Conservation Park, Capital Springs State Recreation Area, and Turville Point Park. The area boasts lush, mature trees, and a family-friendly neighborhood with plenty of nightlife and cultural landmarks just minutes away.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, Chazen Museum of Art, and Capitol Square rank high on the list of cultural landmarks and are an easy drive from Swan Creek. State Street and downtown Madison is a favorite among residents for its eclectic offering of shops and dining venues.
Whether you’re relocating from across the country or around the corner, we’re happy to welcome you home to Swan Creek Apartment Homes in Fitchburg, WI.
Ranking #2 on the Weidner Best Cities list and #15 on the U.S. News Best Places to Live list, Salt Lake City, UT mesmerizes with the Wasatch Mountains as its natural backdrop. This bustling, metropolitan city also boasts an array of dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
As Utah’s capital city, Salt Lake is perhaps best known for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and 10-acre Temple Square, but it also offers a vast array of things to keep the whole family entertained. There are five national parks and several ski resorts in the vicinity, offering some of the best skiing, hiking, and biking trails in the country. Home to the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002, Salt Lake City is considered paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Things to Do, See, and Taste in Salt Lake City, UT
Residents and tourists alike can’t get enough of the Wasatch Mountains and have ranked the 3-hour tour of this natural beauty as one of their favorite things to do. The tour gives you an up-close look at Big Cottonwood Canyon, Cottonwood River, Great Salt Lake, and Silver Lake. Be prepared for amazing photo ops and a deep appreciation of all the history and wildlife.
For museum enthusiasts, The Natural History Museum, Clark Planetarium, and Utah Museum of Fine Arts are among the top favorites with stellar exhibits, tours, and events. Red Butte Gardens, Gilgal Gardens, and Tracy Aviary offer a more interactive experience with nature and seasonal tours all year long.
For something a little different – Salt Lake City can be discovered through a scavenger hunt that transforms the city into a “real-life game board.” Through a self-guided tour “via any smartphone, teams travel to Salt Lake City’s well-known and hidden gems. Along the way, you’ll solve clues and complete challenges while learning about local history.”
Along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City offers a multitude of cultural shows and events including the Utah Symphony, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theatre and Ballet West. The chef in the family will appreciate the city’s eclectic restaurant scene, from fine dining to casual eateries. Valter’s Osteria, Log Haven, The Pie Pizzeria Underground, and Legend’s Sports Pub are just a sampling of the city’s menu.
Employment and Education in Salt Lake City
Major employers make their home in Salt Lake City including Bringham Young University, University Health Care, University of Utah Healthcare, and Sun Products Corp. Nearby colleges and universities include University of Utah, Western Governors University, Westminster College and the BYU Salt Lake Center.
Weidner Communities in Salt Lake City, UT
Lucky for you, Weidner Apartment Homes has a few beautiful communities for rent in Salt Lake City, UT. With plenty of floor plans to choose from and amenities that cater to your need for comfort and style, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Weidner. Welcome home to Salt Lake City, Utah!