Surprising Skyline

Test your mastery of U.S. geography, and guess which city is host to the skyline above:

A. San Jose
B. Phoenix
C. Nashville
D. Portland

Answer: none of the above.

Give up?

It’s Seattle suburb Bellevue, home to over two dozen skyscrapers — roughly equivalent to San Jose or Phoenix (my family visited the Pacific Northwest earlier this Summer).

Combine Bellevue and Seattle’s downtowns, and you’d have a skyline rivaling Houston’s.

P.S.: the mountains (Cascades) in the background rule out Nashville.

Meanwhile, there ARE mountains ringing Phoenix — it’s located in the “Valley of the Sun” — but they’re only around 3,000 feet.

Ditto San Jose, which sits in another well-known valley (as in, “Silicon”) . . .

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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