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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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Lake Union Civic Orchestra »LUCO is a largely volunteer-run, Seattle-based community orchestra distinguished by superb musicianship, low ticket prices, friendly atmosphere, central location of concerts, and exciting, innovative programming.
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George Pocock Rowing Foundation »Through outreach to underrepresented communities, advocacy for construction of rowing facilities, coaching education, and support of elite athletes, the GPRF supports the health, education, and pursuit of excellence by our community - from beginners to Olympic athletes.
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Bellwether Housing »Since its founding by the Downtown Seattle Association in 1980, Bellwether Housing (formerly Housing Resources Group) has developed and managed affordable apartments for Seattle's low-income working residents, seniors, transitioning homeless families.
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Turning an Empty Lot into a Place for Celebration
Pomegranate Center works with rural and urban communities to create common spaces and develop a stronger sense of identity. These projects reach beyond beautification to promote interaction and cohesion among residents. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department hired Pomegranate to work with the South Park community to develop a plan for turning a lot on top of a landmark hill into a place for celebration and play. Pomegranate also worked with the city of Duvall on its Main Street design.
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Shifting Population Changes the Face of King County
Even as Seattle's minority population barely held over the past decade, the percentage of people of color swelled in the suburbs of South King County, where newly arriving immigrants and former Seattle residents converged to form majority populations in SeaTac, Renton, Kent and Tukwila. (Seattle Times)
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.
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.
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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