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Old 11-16-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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Default 30-40 miles from Seattle

Hi,

I am planning to relocate to WA from CA sometime during the spring of '08. Realizing that I will have to rent initially, I would like to know if there are any neighborhoods where rents are moderately priced AND that have relatively low crime rates. (There are hardly any here in So Cal.) Ideally, I would love to find a place that is fairly green and serene, where I could take a walk in the afternoon or early evening without fearing for my safety. But, I will settle for just clean, safe, and affordable (somewhere in the vacinity of $800 per month).

I'm planning on starting my own business, so I won't need to be less than 30-40 miles from the city center.

Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Island of Hawai'i
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Are you needing a house or an apartment? Edmonds is a nice area, but you may be look at Renton, Seatac, or Burien for a home to rent in the $800 price range.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:03 PM
 
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Thanks for responding. Although a house would be nice, I was thinking more in terms of an apartment or even a townhouse. I would prefer something that is a somewhat newer construction--not older than 10 or 15 years. I just assumed that houses for rent in that price range would be older.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:06 PM
 
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Smile seattle

rent is a bit higher up on beacon hill but the comupte to downtown is about 30 min by bus it is a nice neighborhood
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:15 PM
 
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Thanks, Graybear. Where exactly is Beaconville? BTW, I visited WA a few years ago; the first hotel I satyed in was located in Seatac. What I saw of the Seatac area didn't seem too appealing. Did I just happen to miss the nicer parts? And, what are your opinions of Renton?
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Happiness is found inside your smile :)
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Bothell and Mill Creek areas have some newer apartments

It's rather nice up there too (North of Downtown)
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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Thanks, Graybear. Where exactly is Beaconville? BTW, I visited WA a few years ago; the first hotel I satyed in was located in Seatac. What I saw of the Seatac area didn't seem too appealing. Did I just happen to miss the nicer parts? And, what are your opinions of Renton?
Beacon Hill, not Beaconville is in Seattle.

The area around the airport is Burien...cheap but not great.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Unfortunately, SoCal.
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Talking Try travel via fun sites

Hey, we're moving back home to WA by end of 2008 and we've been using googleearth.com and zillow.com to see the areas and look up cities. great cheap fun fast way to "travel" and look at possible places to live. Just some ideas.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:38 PM
 
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First of all, Burien? Ick. I'd go for Puyallup or that vicinity.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Kent, Federal Way, Edgewood, Milton, Sumner, or Puyallup. All south of Seattle, but may fit the bill better as far as price range and walk-ability.
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