The Puget Sound region in the US is booming with Chinese property investors, particularly in Seattle, reports the Puget Sound Business Journal (4 August 2015). Seattle’s allure extends beyond simply its beautiful and green scenery – Seattle is home to University of Washington, ranked #33 internationally, as well as a number of top ranked school districts throughout the nation. According to, education weighs heavily with Chinese, whereby 80% of wealthy Chinese intend to send their children abroad for their studies, hence investing in Seattle property is an enticing option for them. Additionally, Seattle is also home to many luxury properties and neighbourhoods, which appeals to Chinese HNWIs attracted to the lifestyle abroad.