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Old 06-24-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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We already live in the area but are still relatively new (9 months), so I'm taking this question to City Data.

My husband's new job will have him in Bellevue part-time and JBLM part-time.

We're thinking good in-between places to live might be the following:

Renton, Kent, Auburn, Sumner, Edgewood, Fife, Federal Way.

Just wanted any thoughts on which areas you find to be the most desirable out of the above and why. We want convenience, safety, and a good property value forecast. That's about it.

Thanks in advance for any input!
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:46 PM
 
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South end cities and good property values have long been mutually exclusive.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Well, shoot. Maybe we'll just try for Bellevue then.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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Eh, out of the choices you've listed, I'd choose Renton. More specifically, the Eastern portion of it for the Issaquah SD, the Tahoma SD (though the schools in Eastern Renton in the other districts isn't too bad).
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:54 PM
 
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This is a tough one.

On the one hand, we love Bellevue and we love the schools and the community. Great quality of life here, great neighbors. We also have nice parks and rec. JBLM isn't that far of a commute.

On the other hand, 405 seems to be a nightmare every single day. I know my commute to Seattle stresses me out and that's just one bridge.

Can he carpool if you live in Bellevue?

Sumner is equally far from both, so I would nix that one unless you really, really, really want to live in a very small-towny, conservative place, in which case, I could see choosing it. Sumner and Puyallup are both very rural-esque, you can walk to the berry picking, etc. The people are lovely and the schools aren't bad, either, it's just totally different to Seattle and other King County locations.

Good luck!
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