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Old 01-24-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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Hello,

I am trying to find the best place to live in the Seattle area or surrounding areas. I am looking at Kirkland, Everett, Lynnwood, Renton, and Puyallup. I am looking to get into an apartment, so if anybody has an ideas on nice apartments in nice areas. I am very concerned about crime and would like to live in a nice area. Any ideas or thoughts on any of these places would really help.

Thank you!
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Yakima, Wa
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We need to know what your limit is for rent, and where you plan to work to make that kind of recommendation. Generally the Eastside is very safe, at least it was when I used to live there. Lynwood is less expensive and not quite as desirable to some people, but still a good place.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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We need to know what your limit is for rent, and where you plan to work to make that kind of recommendation. Generally the Eastside is very safe, at least it was when I used to live there. Lynwood is less expensive and not quite as desirable to some people, but still a good place.




I am trying to spend no more than $1,100 in rent. I will be working in Seattle.

Why do some people not find Lynnwood desirable?
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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Lynnwood has a mall that attracts some sketchy people, and has Highway 99 going through part of it. Wherever you go stay away from 99. Everett has nice areas but some where you wouldn't want to drive
through never mind live. Renton's less desireable areas are not as bad as Everett and has some really nice areas. Same with Puyallup though it's way more rural. Areas like Kirkland Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah and
Bellevue will all have some apartments at that price and are all nice, safe areas.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Spokane's South Hill
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Default Best places to live in or around Seattle, Wa?

A commute from most of the areas you mentioned for a Seattle job will be a little challenging.

From a safety only perspective I would suggest: Magnolia, Edmonds; Mukilteo; and Mill Creek on the North and West side of town.

Eastside communities are safe but the bridge restrictions would be too much for me.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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I moved to Seattle about 6 months ago and really enjoy living on Bainbridge Island. We have a nice newer townhome with 2 bedrooms and pay just $1050. I commute to Seattle on the ferry (just 35 minutes) and love it. The ferry is always on time (leaves every 1 hour in both directions), is not stressful like driving, and gives me time to read. Discussing crime, as a percentage of it's population, it also got rated as being one of the safest places to live in the country.

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Old 01-25-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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I moved to Seattle about 6 months ago and really enjoy living on Bainbridge Island. We have a nice newer townhome with 2 bedrooms and pay just $1050. I commute to Seattle on the ferry (just 35 minutes) and love it. The ferry is always on time (leaves every 1 hour in both directions), is not stressful like driving, and gives me time to read. Discussing crime, as a percentage of it's population, it also got rated as being one of the safest places to live in the country.
What is the name of the complex that has the townhome for that price? That is a good price! Thanks
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Capital Hill
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I would suggest Kirkland. It's close to downtown Seattle, just across the bridge. Very nice parks, shoping center, and westward or eastward views, depending on your location in Kirkland. Also close to Bellevue and Bellevue Square. You may also want to check out Woodenville which is just east of Bellevue/Kirkland. (This is all Microsoft country so if you work for Microsoft, this is where you would want to live.)
Big problem though, the state has just imposed a very large toll to cross the bridge, which will make living there much more expensive if you want to commute into Seattle.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Hi FloRod. To see if anything is currently available on Bainbridge Island contact The Madona Group at (206) 842-3087. Also, check out ads on Craigslist. Good luck!
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Cannon AFB, New Mexico
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I would say:

Bothell
Mill Creek
Lynnwood
Kirkland
Issaquah

Lived in Bothell & Mill Creek and absolutely loved it. Friends and family live in all those cities listed above. Close to downtown Seattle and everywhere else! Puyallup is kind of a stretch and it's not as diverse as you would think. Happy house finding!
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