- One interesting (and intellectual) fact about Seattle: it's the most literate city in the U.S. We have the most bookstores and libraries per capita, and the most library card-holders to check them out!
- The Space Needle: Iconic landmark, so it must be the most photographed object in the city, right? One random fact a few tour guides like to point out is that it actually comes second to the giant Pink Elephant car wash sign on Battery Street and Denny Way downtown.
- Seattle might be the only city that can claim to be built on top of another city. After the Great Fire of 1889, citizens raised the street level and started over you can tour parts of old Seattle thanks to the city's Underground Tour.
- Why so eager to raise the streets? The Seattle sewers flowed with the tides in other words, at some point in the day, toilets became more like fountains and the streets were...well, gross. Fun fact: the incredible rebuilding job that followed the fire firmly placed Seattle ahead of Tacoma in the race to become the most industrialized city in the Pacific Northwest. Call it bathroom humor.
- Next time someone complains about the rain in Seattle, surprise them with this interesting fact: Seattle's annual rainfall is less than that of Houston, Chicago and New York City.
- Then toss in this fun little tidbit: Folks in Seattle buy the most sunglasses per capita than any other U.S. city.
- The first female mayor of Seattle, and of any U.S. city, was Bertha Landes, elected 1926. Weird fact: Seattle hasn't had a female mayor since, which is perhaps why Bertha is said to haunt The Harvard Exit Theater in Capitol Hill.
- Notice a lot of cafes around here? There's probably a glassblowing studio next door. Seattle has the second most glassblowing studios in the world. The first is Murano, an island near Venice, Italy.
- When it comes to live music and performances per capita, Seattle is second in the U.S. only to New York City.
- But we beat 'em in ballet - Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet has the highest per capita attendance in the country.
- Random fact: More folks bike to work here than in any other city in the U.S. - and Seattle was the first city to put cops on bikes, too.
Seattle International Movers
Move Your Household Goods Overseas from Seattle
The first step in any move abroad is finding an international moving company in Seattle and then decide exactly what you want to take, deciding what the best options are and much more.
You could be moving back from abroad and want your personal effects shipped from overseas.
The good news is that Schumacher’s international moving service has been helping people relocate to and from Seattle for twenty years.
Whether it’s a commercial move, residential or someone just wants to ship a few boxes, we’ll make relocating internationally smooth and enjoyable.
Our International Moving Services for Seattle
Because of Seattle’s port, it is possible that your goods would be sailing from here. That means, we would arrange either to have your goods packed and wrapped, then transported for loading.
For those moving overseas from a nearby city or suburb like Kirkland, Bellevue or Renton, you’ll also be able to use our door to door service.
Most full container loads can be shipped locally, but more than likely, you’ll want to use our consolidated service when shipping household goods overseas from Seattle.
Pick Up and wrapping will be the same but you’ll be sharing a container with others. To learn more about our consolidation service, call one of our experts at 1-800-599-0190.
Overview of our services:
- Pickup, packing and wrapping(also an option for customers to pack everything)
- Transport from residence to departure port
- Professional handling and records
- We make all the required preparations for customs (paperwork, doc receipts, etc.)
How Long Will it Take to Ship My Goods from Seattle?
There are containers leaving each week to countries across the globe but some are more frequent than others. This in itself can influence expected arrival times.
However, with our ocean contracts with the steam lines and own crews, we do our best to make sure every shipment reaches its final destination within the quoted time period.
In general, if you are moving to Australia from Seattle you can expect your cargo to be on the water for roughly three weeks. Household goods headed to Germany or the UK can take up to four weeks when leaving from our warehouse in Los Angeles.
Don’t hesitate to speak with one of our moving specialists if you have further questions about moving your home overseas from Seattle or get a free quote using our form.
Written by Martyn Cohen