One of the first things we noticed about Seattle is that it’s quiet. Sure, there is a train that run right next to our apartment which makes about as much noise as a train would make. But everything else around here is quiet.
Cars don’t see to honk their horns very much.
People don’t seem to have loud conversations on the cell phones.
Most cars seem to be tuned correctly to not make a crapload of noise.
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I had a conversation with a co-worker and she way saying — as a Seattle native — that this isn’t a friendly city. I don’t think that’s really the case. I think that Seattle is just an introverted city. People don’t go around with a “hey look at me” vibe to them. People go around minding their own business for the most part.
That’s my initial observation at least.