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Neighborhoods and Communities 

There is no singular King County. We are a region made of an array of neighborhoods and wonderfully diverse communities.

 

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Seattle Chinatown International District PDA »SCIDpda's goal is to revitalize our neighborhood through activities that preserve its multi-ethnic culture, meet the needs of our community, and help our neighborhood adapt in ways that encourage long-term sustainability.
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Theatre Puget Sound »Theatre Puget Sound was founded by and for the theatre community in 1997. Informal gatherings uncovered a desire for a singular umbrella entity to formerly address the collective needs.
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Chinese Information and Service Center »Chinese Information and Service Center offers a broad range of social, family, employment, education, and cultural programs to the Chinese and other Asian communities in King County.
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Duwamish Tribe's Longhouse Connects and Strengthens Native Culture
The Duwamish Tribe’s Longhouse, a traditional cedar post and beam structure located near the mouth of the Duwamish River, is the place where tribal business is conducted and cultural and educational events are held. The Longhouse provides the tribe with a central space to connect and strengthen its Native culture.
Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels in typical metropolitan areas.
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Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
The Geography of Opportunity
This report explores how low-income groups and racial and ethnic populations are situated within King County’s geography of opportunity.
Seattle ranks third in nation on vitality index
Creative Cities International has released its Vitality Index rankings for the top U.S. cities. Seattle stands strong at number 3, preceded by New York and Chicago and followed by San Francisco and Boston.
Transit Oriented Development that's Healthy, Green & Just
This Puget Sound Sage report provides evidence that gentrification is happening in the Valley, meaning new people with higher incomes have been moving into Rainier Valley and station-area land value and rents are on the rise.
Soul of the Community Report
This John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Gallup report highlights research in 26 cities across the country to find out what emotionally attaches people to a community.

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