Dear people of Seattle, you can pat yourselves on the back today, because Seattle was just given the title of Smartest City in North America by Fast Company
The criteria for a Smart City included 28 indicators collected from each city. In a larger sense, they are concerned with how well cities can adapt to the future, especially how cities will be able to accommodate growing urbanization through transportation, housing, and increases in the demand for food, water and energy. Additionally, the cities were ranked on their ability to utilize technology, optimize infrastructure, leverage citizen participation, make better land-use decisions, break down bureaucracy, and stimulate an entrepreneurial economy.
Smart Economy, Smart Environment, Smart Government, Smart Living, Smart Mobility, and Smart People are the seven categories, and we're number 1 overall!
Seattle led Smart Economy and Smart Government categories and was second in Smart People behind Washington D.C. Seattle is home to lots of sustainability innovation, and is home to the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, one of the world's leading master's programs dedicated to sustainability. Sustainable Seattle and Climate Solutions are good examples of local organizations focused on promoting sustainable development.
Seattle is a quality hub for startup companies, and as we all know, is home to some big brains over at Microsoft, Adobe, Boeing, Nordstrom, and other big names. In fact, Seattle is known for it's ability to attract creative talent, and was ranked fourth in the world in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index back in 2012.
Team Troy is proud to be in the Puget Sound region, we know the city inside and out, and it has been a fantastic place for our business. Let us know if we can help you get acclimated to this great area: 206-504-3660.
Author:Troy Anderson Phone: 206-940-2834 Dated: November 19th 2013 Views: 1,271 About Troy: ~Married with 2 children
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TEAM TROY, we are a bunch of fanatics that happen to be really good in the Seattle real estate business. Sure we could exploit systems, alter perceptions, and make more money for the sake of having more, but that’s boring – everyone does that. We’ve come to realize that work should be about increasing our standard of giving, not our standard of living. What keeps us going is our daily fear of dropping dead while doing something useless. We continually aim to be better agents, better neighbors, better partners, better parents, and better people with the singular goal of making folks like you better off than you were before you met us.
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“Here at TeamTroy we have found that when we make our only goal, that of making others around us better off than they were before they met us, then everything else just falls in line. This simple mindset protects us from the status quo in real estate, and keeps us obsessed with results.”
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//WISE. Good judgement. Make important choices despite ambiguity. Always strategize.
//OPEN. No walls. Ensure everyone we meet has the same idea of who we are.
//IMPACT. Life is never about us. We strive to make a difference in at least one person’s life daily.
//CURIOUS. Hate the status quo. Learn something from everyone.
//CREATIVE. Challenge the traditional. Incessantly innovate around obstacles and design simplicity.
//BRAVE. Today is not just another day. Never be afraid to try what no one else will do.
//TENACIOUS. Never quit. As others drop back, we run faster.
//CANDID. Honest and blunt. Never alter perceptions but adjust the context.
//SELFLESS. Be salt. Make everything else taste better.
Frequently, when talking about any new real estate market, you go in b
"Troy and his team did a fantastic job throughout our listing and sales process. I would highly recommend him for anyone who truly expects and appreciates red carpet service for whatever your home sale circumstances may be. The moving truck he provides at move-out was truly a life saver. Thanks Team Troy."