Today’s top news story in Tidepool reflects a trend ongoing in the major metropolitan areas of our region. More people are moving to King County, including the city of Seattle, primarily because of the job market.

Also, the Seattle P-I reports (several paragraphs into the article) that “In the case of downtown Seattle, some people are deciding really for the first time that urban, high-rise living can be more attractive than owning a house farther away.”

Last week, the Vancouver Sun reported that British Columbia is now the most urban province in Canada, according to new Census data released earlier this month.

Vancouver, Kelowna, and Victoria are among the booming towns.