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Old 07-29-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Eastside, WA
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Hello,
My family and I are moving to the Seattle area in the next couple of weeks. My husband is working in Redmond and although I have heard that the schools are great around there, I am wondering if we might be able to live in Seattle. My question is are there areas of Seattle with good schools that are in commutable distance of Redmond?

Many thanks.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Not really, but Seattle has some very good private schools.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Eastside, WA
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Not really, but Seattle has some very good private schools.
would only be able to afford private schools if i lived out in the burbs
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Hello,
My family and I are moving to the Seattle area in the next couple of weeks. My husband is working in Redmond and although I have heard that the schools are great around there, I am wondering if we might be able to live in Seattle. My question is are there areas of Seattle with good schools that are in commutable distance of Redmond?

Many thanks.
Yes, there are areas of Seattle that have good schools and are commutabtle to Redmond. They are nice neighborhoods like View Ridge, Laurelhurst, Hawthorne Hills, Ravenna,Bryant, Wedgwood. The main problem with them is that they're pricey neighborhoods to live in, or simply that housing money goes further in Redmond. But these are neighborhoods with good schools, nice views, low crime, and houses with character.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Eastside, WA
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Yes, there are areas of Seattle that have good schools and are commutabtle to Redmond. They are nice neighborhoods like View Ridge, Laurelhurst, Hawthorne Hills, Ravenna,Bryant, Wedgwood. The main problem with them is that they're pricey neighborhoods to live in, or simply that housing money goes further in Redmond. But these are neighborhoods with good schools, nice views, low crime, and houses with character.
excellent - I'll check these areas out. thanks.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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School districts sometimes rezone and redo the boundary lines, so even if your house is zoned for a good school NOW, that doesn't mean it will be 5 years from now, so pay attention to the neighboring schools' scores and reputation as well, just in case. Also, just because the elementary school is excellent does not mean that the junior high and high school are too.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkland
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The public schools are fantastic on the Eastside and I'm just wondering why you want to live in Seattle when you have the opportunity to live in either the Lake Washington or Bellevue School Districts if you have a family. Is it worth commuting across the bridge back and forth (or paying that toll)?
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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The public schools are fantastic on the Eastside and I'm just wondering why you want to live in Seattle when you have the opportunity to live in either the Lake Washington or Bellevue School Districts if you have a family. Is it worth commuting across the bridge back and forth (or paying that toll)?
Some people are just city people. It's no different than a person having a job in DT Seattle and wanting to live in the suburbs. Everyone has different needs to fulfill.

I just hope the OP is not under the impression however that traffic should be easier coming from the city to the suburb.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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Wow, most people I know would rather live in Redmond even though they work in Seattle. Better schools, better and cheaper housing, and a lot more safer for kids.

The toll would be the worst part, but other than that...it shouldn't be too bad of a commute.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Eastside, WA
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tylee - thanks for the tip.

i don't know if living in seattle will be possible for my family given the commute/affordability/schools issue combined, but i don't want to exclude it either. i have lived in cities for most of my adult life and although they can be tiring in a lot of ways, they have a lot to offer both adults and kids.
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