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Old 05-18-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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How are bellevue school districts and is the commute from there hellacious?
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Depends on what part of Bellevue you live in. Traffic between Bellevue and south Seattle is not great, but it's doable, and not unreasonable. Plenty of people do it so he'd be in good company. Taking the bus or joining a vanpool would help.

Bellevue's schools pretty much always come in right at the top of the 'good schools' list - generally in the same breath as Mercer Island. However your price criteria will be a problem. In addition to being known for good schools, Bellevue is also known for being very expensive. IF you could find a place that meets your price/space criteria in Bellevue I'm not sure you'd want to live there. What you're looking for is closer to $2k there. The eastern and southern parts of Bellevue (Lake Hills, Crossroads, Eastgate) are the more affordable areas.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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My daughter has down syndrome just so you know. When you mention Maple leaf do you mean the town or the neighborhood? And what about across the Puget? I mean are the schools there any good and what is it like to commute on a ferry? Is it a pain?
I actually was talking about Maple Valley... its a town SE of Seattle. A beautiful treed area with great schools.

Living the ferry life takes quite some dedication, living by the ferry schedule will definitely cause some major adjustments-- but it's a pricey proposition at that. The fares are going to continue to trend up. But definitely a beautiful area, that side. (And yes, lot of good schools there.)

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Burien is the Highline school district, and it is a mixed bag, wth some really bad schools and a couple of good ones, like Gregory Heights and that one that starts with an "M" in Normandy Park. (Hep me out here. It's early, and that one brain cell of mine hasn't fired up yet.)
Oh c'mon!! J/k Marvista Elementary. Good school, I grew up with people that enjoyed their experiences there.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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I actually was talking about Maple Valley... its a town SE of Seattle. A beautiful treed area with great schools.

Living the ferry life takes quite some dedication, living by the ferry schedule will definitely cause some major adjustments-- but it's a pricey proposition at that. The fares are going to continue to trend up. But definitely a beautiful area, that side. (And yes, lot of good schools there.)



Oh c'mon!! J/k Marvista Elementary. Good school, I grew up with people that enjoyed their experiences there.
Of course! Marvista! Thanks.
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