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Month: May 2021

Pioneer Square

Getting to Know Seattle: Ron and Don’s Guide to Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is the oldest original neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, because it’s where pioneers made a permanent settlement in 1852. The city’s century-old charm consists of brick buildings, cobblestone streets, underground passageways and historic exhibits. Nestled in the southwest corner of Seattle, Pioneer Square is bounded by Retail Core, Chinatown—International District, SoDo District and Central Waterfront. This historic neighborhood …

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Getting to Know Seattle: Ron and Don’s Guide to Ballard

Nestled against the shores of Shilshole Bay and Salmon Bay, Ballard is one of Seattle’s trendiest neighborhoods that embraces its maritime heritage.  In the 1800s, the town’s thriving fisheries and timber industry appealed to people of Scandinavian descent. They traversed to Seattle’s sleepy little fishing village to work as fishermen, industrial laborers and shipbuilders. About a century later, …

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Getting to Know Seattle: Ron and Don’s Guide to Belltown

Found in the heart of Seattle, Washington, Belltown is an urban neighborhood located on a waterfront. This vibrant and youthful neighborhood features high-rise condominiums, trendy nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, local boutiques and more. These highly sought-after neighborhood characteristics have helped Belltown earn its acclaim as one of the hippest neighborhoods in Seattle.  Belltown caters to the …

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Getting to Know Seattle: Ron and Don’s Guide to South Lake Union

South Lake Union is a dynamic residential district with a blend of aquatic activities, buzzing bars, hip eateries and picturesque sights. The neighborhood was named after its location at the southern tip of the 580-acre Lake Union, which is within the city limits of Seattle, Washington.  The Museum of History and Industry, the largest private heritage organization …

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Selling Your Home: Strategy and Competition in the Pacific Northwest

In the smash hit from Netflix “The Queens’ Gambit,” we follow the story of a child chess prodigy in her journey from orphanage to the top of the competitive chess world. One thing the show does brilliantly is show how hard the show lead Beth Harmon works at her strategy. She plays differently against the …

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