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Old 03-08-2011, 11:33 PM
 
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I've got a few years till I move. But I don't feel like debating either. Maybe I do throw a barb, in that most people here are set in their ways, with set ways of living. I think we all need to be a little more tolerant of the ways that others live, or want to live.

If the previous came off harsh, I do apologize. I really do feel that this should be a place for people to come and find answers to their questions, withot fear of being criticized, or put down. Its what I came to love about this place, when I was doing my own research for my previous move here, adn my upcoming move.

Lets just agree to disagree Seacove, and keep it
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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Why on earth is that style of construction so popular in the northwest? It's hideous.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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What do you think hideous about it? Since you live in Tulsa, OK, I am sure you are used to brick homes...there are not many of them up here.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Why on earth is that style of construction so popular in the northwest? It's hideous.
One, because there is less room to build because of the mountains and the Sound, so builders tend to build vertically.

Two, because construction materials like brick are deathtraps in a seismic zone.

Three, because larger homes on bigger lots are pricey in an already-expensive area to live.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Near Graham WA
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Why on earth is that style of construction so popular in the northwest? It's hideous.
I think what you mean is: "That style isn't my cup of tea, I think (feel, judge, in my opinion...) it's hideous".
I mean, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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I think what you mean is: "That style isn't my cup of tea, I think (feel, judge, in my opinion...) it's hideous".
I mean, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?
Give him/her a break. If an earlier poster is correct, this person is in Tulsa, OK. That's punishment enough.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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You know, I really like that house too. A lot.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:41 PM
 
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All these above posts remind me of why I lam leaving Seattle: Nearly everyone is a prissy, self-absorbed dullard who thinks they literally are the center of the universe, well out of the Fremont neighborhood area, BTW. I am so happy that soon I will no longer be burdened by your smug, rural-minded wanna be urbane 'mindsets' devoutly espousing what you think is right for everyone in that strange rain-soaked, grey-skied atmosphere most of you have assimiliated. Come out of the ganja cloud and stop running from reality. Bloated real estate prices combined with high state and local taxes, fees and tax-funded political idiocy do not make a rapturous utopia for everyone and Oz absolutely must keep you!
Snarky enough?
I'm from Michigan and cannot believe the level of busy-body small-mindedness I encounter in Seattle. If you refuse to agree to unrealistic dreamers and armchair social engineers you may want to visit Seattle first and decide if this is the right place for you. The natural beauty of the land does not make up for the fussy-wussies that must be tolerated in the city proper, all else I leave to speculation, research and the honest need to visit first with eyes open.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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All these above posts remind me of why I lam leaving Seattle: Nearly everyone is a prissy, self-absorbed dullard who thinks they literally are the center of the universe, well out of the Fremont neighborhood area, BTW. I am so happy that soon I will no longer be burdened by your smug, rural-minded wanna be urbane 'mindsets' devoutly espousing what you think is right for everyone in that strange rain-soaked, grey-skied atmosphere most of you have assimiliated. Come out of the ganja cloud and stop running from reality. Bloated real estate prices combined with high state and local taxes, fees and tax-funded political idiocy do not make a rapturous utopia for everyone and Oz absolutely must keep you!
Snarky enough?
I'm from Michigan and cannot believe the level of busy-body small-mindedness I encounter in Seattle. If you refuse to agree to unrealistic dreamers and armchair social engineers you may want to visit Seattle first and decide if this is the right place for you. The natural beauty of the land does not make up for the fussy-wussies that must be tolerated in the city proper, all else I leave to speculation, research and the honest need to visit first with eyes open.
Sounds like Seattle wasn't for you. It's good that you saw that and have decided to make a change. All the best to you!
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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If you refuse to agree to unrealistic dreamers and armchair social engineers you may want to visit Seattle first and decide if this is the right place for you.
Sounds like someone should have taken their own advice.
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