Home to great coffee and Microsoft, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. It is nestled on the banks of Lake Washington, roughly 100 miles from the Canada border. It was first colonized in December 1851, by Arthur A. Denny and the "Denny party". Known first as Duwamps, later it took on its namesake from Chief Noah Sealth who was chief of the two nearby Indian tribes. Seattle has 600K residents and an approximate metropolitan area resident base of 3.5 million people. Popular neighborhoods in Seattle include: Pinehurst, Ballard, Beacon Hill, Holly Park, Mid Beacon Hill (Maplewood), Beacon Hill, Belltown, Bitter Lake, North Beach, Broadmoor, Broadview, Broadway, Bryant, capital Hill, Cascade, Central District, Cherry Hill, Crown Hill, Denny Regrade, Denny-Blaine, Eastlake, Fremont, Greenwood, Harbor Island, SoDo, Cedar Park, Matthews Beach, Meadowbrook, Olympic Hills, Victory Heights, Laurelhurst, Leschi, Madison Park, Madison Valley, Madrona, Magnolia, Montlake, Mount Baker, Northgate, Haller Lake, Licton Springs, Maple Leaf, Phinney Ridge, Pike Market, Pioneer Square, Portage Bay, Queen Anne, Rainier Valley, Brighton, Columbia City, Mount Baker, Rainier, Ravenna, South Seattle, University District, Washington Park, Gatewood, Genesee, and Windermere.