What’s not to love about Seattle? It’s a relatively small city but has all the makings and activities associated with a major city; it’s known for its great coffee and hospitable people; and its mild weather, abundance of recreational activities and great neighborhoods and schools make it the perfect place to raise a family. Yes, Seattle has it all. Click through the slideshow to see nine things we love most about the Emerald City and then tell us in the comment section below what you love about our fair city.

Parks & Playgrounds

With over 400 parks in the city of Seattle alone, Seattle parents and kiddos have more than their fair share of options for outdoor playdates and picnics. From awesome parks and playgrounds with spectacular views, nature trails, beaches and picnic areas to parks with kid-approved zip lines to parks blazing with fall foliage, there is a park to love on just about every street corner.

Now it’s your turn. Tell us what you love most about Seattle in a comment below.

–Kristina Moy

Photo credits: Allison Sutcliffe, Erin Cranston, Coffee to a Tea Facebook page, Marcy Grantor, and The Seattle Great Wheel Facebook page