Seattle has become the poster child for extreme rapid growth.
The nation’s second fastest growing city, according to Forbes magazine, is the crane capital of America.
Over the past five years, rents have climbed more than any other city in the country, and home values are up 88 percent.
It’s not only housing either. The overall cost of living has soared 36 percent higher than the rest of the country.
The impact is visible under our overpasses and in our parks; Seattle’s homeless population has ballooned to the third largest in the country.
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