The residency is located in downtown Seattle on First Hill. Puget Sound, Lake Washington and Lake Union surround the city, and the Cascade Mountains and Olympic Mountains are visible to the east and west. Mount Rainier rises to the south of the city. Seattle is considered one of the country’s most livable cities, known for its lush landscape and moderate climate. It is a cosmopolitan city of diverse cultures. Seattle leads the Pacific Northwest both in enterprise and entertainment. The region’s economy is dynamic and growing, offering excellent employment opportunities for family members and a range of affordable lifestyles. Attractions include nationally acclaimed opera, symphony, ballet and theater companies. Seattle offers numerous professional sporting events, and great outdoor recreation and family activities all year long.