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Old 07-11-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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Default Considering a move to Seattle...

Hello people. I'm from MPLS, and I hate the weather here. I've been dealing with it most o my life, and today it's 90 with a dew point of 75, which makes it feel like a tropical nightmare, or the heart of darkness. I like cold weather, though not freezing like it is most of the year here. I am an artist who is pretty secure and established here, so I would need a studio/live/work space. I'm mid 30s, single, and like to bike/walk most places. I have a dog and a cat. I like alternative things. My neighborhood in Minne is super cool, but for some reason has just become over-run with 20 something yuppies, which sucks. Where should I begin looking to live in Seattle?
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Hello people. I'm from MPLS, and I hate the weather here. I've been dealing with it most o my life, and today it's 90 with a dew point of 75, which makes it feel like a tropical nightmare, or the heart of darkness. I like cold weather, though not freezing like it is most of the year here. I am an artist who is pretty secure and established here, so I would need a studio/live/work space. I'm mid 30s, single, and like to bike/walk most places. I have a dog and a cat. I like alternative things. My neighborhood in Minne is super cool, but for some reason has just become over-run with 20 something yuppies, which sucks. Where should I begin looking to live in Seattle?

I guess to help you determine where to live in Seattle, I would need to know why you want to move to Seattle? I think you may find that there will be a large amount of 20 something yuppies in most large cities, and with Seattle being one of the largest tech driven cities in the nation, you'll find a sizeable share here, too.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Seattle is filled with lots of yuppies though.

The neighborhood to the south of DT, Georgetown is affordable, artsy and at this point not as yuppifed as the other Seattle neighborhoods... ***yet***. Also White Center, alas it's not as artsy but I think the potential is huge. But honestly, I'd personally tell OP to check out Tacoma DT area as well.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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Is it the "20 something" or the "yuppie" part of your neighborhood that gets to you?
Lots of Seattle neighborhoods are 'yuppie" ( in their distinctive Seattle style), but many of them are populated by lots more 30, 40, and 50 somethings.
Georgetown is awesome. Industrial cool. Artsy, fun.
Capitol Hill has more 20 somethings, but Capitol Hill still puts out this artsy, hippie punk thing. Very urban neighborhood, and not cheap. There's much to like about Capitol Hill. Cool neighborhood, full of energy/vitality.
Places like Renton, Kent, and Burien have a surprising number of artists. What attracts artists to those towns ,nearby to Seattle, is the cheaper living space and that they are a only a 20 minute drive into DT Seattle.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: South Whidbey Island
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I sometimes think I haven't a clue what the word "Yuppie" means. Throughout the CD forums it seems to indicate someone lower than a panhandler. I always thought it meant some young kid who graduated HS (a good thing), went to college (a good thing), got a very well paying job after college (a good thing), but kinda flaunts it (a bad thing) by using all that money earned by making great choices (a good thing) to buy a nice car, nice clothes, etc....

Call me old fashioned, but I sure hope my son becomes a yuppie. If flaunting his success is the worst he does, I'll be happy. I'll die a thousand deaths if he turns out to be a hippie....
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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Well Yuppie stands for (Y)oung (U)rban (P)rofessional. I never thought that was a bad thing and Seattle and the Eastside is full of them. Perhaps the OP would like to consider Oregon? Same weather but a little more laid back?
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: South Whidbey Island
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Well Yuppie stands for (Y)oung (U)rban (P)rofessional. I never thought that was a bad thing and Seattle and the Eastside is full of them. Perhaps the OP would like to consider Oregon? Same weather but a little more laid back?
That's one of the things I like about Seattle. Although it has its grunge and hippie scene, I want my son to see lots of examples of kids who grew up to be successful. I'll avoid a neighborhood full of hippies like the plague. Goes to show how different we all are. One person's trash is another person's treasure...

Of course, there are some very successful hippies. Ever see the old Microsoft picture?
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Downtown Seattle
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That's one of the things I like about Seattle. Although it has its grunge and hippie scene, I want my son to see lots of examples of kids who grew up to be successful. I'll avoid a neighborhood full of hippies like the plague. Goes to show how different we all are. One person's trash is another person's treasure...

Of course, there are some very successful hippies. Ever see the old Microsoft picture?
Excellent post. Nothing wrong with being yuppie, preppy, or even a little nerdy if that's what it takes to be successful in life. Hard work, determination, investment and education pay off more than long hair, sloppy dress, drugs, splurging and ignorance.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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Terrific that Seattle has so many examples of successful people - 'yuppies', techies, artists, musicians, engineers, etc, etc. My kids could do a lot worse than following their examples.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Hunkering down atop Shasta
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Does Seattle have a lot of hipsters yet?
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