There are few areas of North America more beautiful than the Pacific Northwest. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascades Mountains, the area between Everett and Tumwater, WA includes the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia. Interstate 5 runs the length of the state of Washington, connecting those cities from north to south.
With so much natural beauty and temperate weather, it is no wonder the Pacific Northwest is one of the most robust apartment markets in the country. EPMS has apartment mystery shops available throughout this area, with more shopping opportunities being added every day. If you live in the area or are visiting, a road trip along Interstate 5 would take you past countless apartment communities where we have available shops.
Is the Mountain Out?
It might be nice to enjoy a little natural sightseeing during a day of mystery shopping. If the weather is clear, you may find that “the mountain is out,” meaning Mount Rainier can be seen through the fog and clouds. There are numerous spots along the highway that offer great views. On the clearest days, Mount Rainer can be seen from as far south as Portland, OR. If you are traveling from north to south, a good turnaround point may be Tumwater Falls Park, just off Interstate 5 at exit 103 in Tumwater, WA. Tumwater Falls Park offers an .9-mile loop walking trail. It is an easy trail and is open year-round. The park also has restrooms and good parking. Visitors will enjoy historic foot bridges and see the 82 foot drop of the Deschutes River into Capitol Lake.
In addition to its matchless scenic beauty, the Pacific Northwest is the capital of coffee culture. If you have finished your onsite visits for your shops, a stop for coffee may be a nice break. There are countless local, independent coffee shops, which are part of the Seattle culture. Why not make it part of your day to visit an old favorite, or find a new one that you love. If you’d like a bit of a coffee adventure, The Starbucks Roastery Reserve would fit the bill! It is located at 1124 Pike St. in Seattle, off Interstate 5 at exit 166. The Roastery is an immersive coffee experience that will thrill all five senses of any coffee lover. It is one of the few locations where you can see Starbucks Reserve coffee roasted onsite. Certified Coffee Masters love to discuss all matters coffee related, like the finest sommeliers love to discuss wine. There are lots of seating areas and free Wi-Fi, so why not spend a few minutes entering your shopping reports while the details are freshest in your mind?
If you would like to complete shops in this area or any other part of the country, just log in to your shopper dashboard to search for available shops. You can search for shops near your home or in any other area you’d like to visit. If you are interested in a route of shops in one area, email your scheduler.