Contrary to what people believe, I actually think Seattle is highly *UNDERRATED*. Great vivacity in the city (I love Capitol Hill), the people are very friendly and also very unique, and the grit (and growth) of the city is fascinating.
The best coffee in the states (Vivace, Vita, Victrola — the 3 v’s). Also seeing all the new skyscrapers and growth of the city is highly fascinating and hugely optimistic!
I would personally prefer living in Seattle over the Bay Area or SF.