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Claudia and Janice say hello at Ask A Newcomer
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Ask a Seattle newcomer, beat ‘the freeze’

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Why are people moving here? It's an attractive place. Businesses are growing and resettling here; there's a building boom; the cultural and natural attractions are numerous. What's not to like?

But being the new person in any town comes with its challenges. And here in Seattle, there are some unique hurdles to assimilation. As the area grows, long-term residents and new arrivals alike question what kind of city this is, and how it’s changing.

The KUOW “Ask A…” series brought together a group of newcomers and seasoned Seattleites to share stories. The event took place at The Belltown Community Center on November 19.

Learn more about KUOW’s Ask A series

You can listen in to some of the Newcomer conversations below: