If you are moving to Seattle, or recently arrived, then here is a tip for YOU!
A few months before I moved to Seattle from Southern California in 1994, I found a very helpful book called "Seattle Survival Guide II". Since I did not know anyone who lived in Seattle I found this to be a great resource (pre-Internet!) to help me get to know Seattle before making my Big Move.
A few weeks ago I was browsing a bookstore and found a book called "Seattle Survival Guide. 4th edition". My curiosity made me pick up the book to check it out because it reminded me of my old book with all the highlights, and notes on the margins. I decided to buy it and see if it was the updated version of my old helpful book. As it turns out, it is the newest edition of a series of books on Seattle, now with web addresses as well as street addresses. Great resource if you are relocating to Seattle, the Eastside or the other surrounding areas.
It was fun to see the changes between the my older version and the newest edition which is subtitled "The Essential Handbook for Seattle and Eastside Living". The older version did not have any web addresses since the Internet had not really arrived yet. The new book includes many more areas like Bellevue , South Seattle areas and cities, as well as the Islands; Mercer , Bainbridge , and Vashon.
One of the topics is employment in Seattle, and both editions list the top 10 companies. There have been some major changes there too. Microsoft did not make the top 5 in the older edition. Amazon had only just come into existence and was just a little start up no one had heard of.
If you are thinking of moving to Seattle, or your job is causing you to relocate to Seattle, this might be a good resource for you...it was for me!