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Old 11-28-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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I work at home, so I don't have to commute. The only commuting would be to visit family. I heard Tacoma stinks because it's got the waste facility there. Any decent places to live in Tacoma? I did see a couple of studios for around $650 there.

What are utilities like? I only pay at most $200 a month here for everything; electric, water, internet (don't have cable tv). Garbage is included in the rent, and we have the most expensive utilities in the state.

The buses here are really cheap too - only $3 for a day pass; $1.50 single trip (no transfers) and $35 for a monthly pass. Great bus system too. If I didn't really want to be closer to family, I wouldn't move.

ETA: Being so much further inland, is Olympia a lot colder than Seattle?
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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I work at home, so I don't have to commute. The only commuting would be to visit family. I heard Tacoma stinks because it's got the waste facility there. Any decent places to live in Tacoma? I did see a couple of studios for around $650 there.

What are utilities like? I only pay at most $200 a month here for everything; electric, water, internet (don't have cable tv). Garbage is included in the rent, and we have the most expensive utilities in the state.

The buses here are really cheap too - only $3 for a day pass; $1.50 single trip (no transfers) and $35 for a monthly pass. Great bus system too. If I didn't really want to be closer to family, I wouldn't move.

ETA: Being so much further inland, is Olympia a lot colder than Seattle?
Olympia's not colder than Seattle, but it gets a lot more rain.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: West Seattle
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Being so much further inland, is Olympia a lot colder than Seattle?

I think you need to Google. Olympia is not further inland, it's about 60 miles South (and a little West) of Seattle. It also sits in the South side of Puget Sound.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I think you'll have to go high (Everett) or low (Tacoma) but they both provide good access to the city if you're not afraid to hang out on the bus a bit longer. Welcome by the way!!
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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You might get LUCKY and score a studio in Seattle for $700 or less. For instance:

5415 6th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 | Zillow

Otherwise, you're looking at closer to $800 - $1,000:

5206 Ballard Ave NW # 10, Seattle, WA 98107 | Zillow

2244 13th Ave W APT 401, Seattle, WA 98119 | Zillow

9512 1st Ave NE APT 306, Seattle, WA 98115 | Zillow (1 bedroom/Northgate)

Otherwise, considering you don't drive, Tacoma (and, no, it doesn't smell, at least any more) and Everett are really your only choices for affordable urban digs anywhere near Seattle:

31 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 | Zillow

http://www.zillow.com/b/1520-25th-St...,-122.2095_ll/
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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You might be able to find something in Tacoma.. Lakewood I'm almost sure you could find something! Maybe Puyallup also? Sumner, Pacific, Algona? All worth a look anyway, good luck
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:21 PM
 
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Being so much further inland, is Olympia a lot colder than Seattle?

I think you need to Google. Olympia is not further inland, it's about 60 miles South (and a little West) of Seattle. It also sits in the South side of Puget Sound.
Well, it's not a lot colder, normally, but 10 degrees or more colder during the winter at night isn't unheard of. Also, they get about 15 more inches of rain a year there
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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Olympia has same weather as Seattle, it just rains a bit harder since it is bit closer to the Coast and in some type of rain vacuum. Sorry, that may not be the proper scientific term.. Living on the Central Oregon Coast for many years, there would be about 90 inches of rain. However, we actually had sunshine many times when the Willamette Valley (which gets like 45in) was under clouds, due to the wind. However, it rains just as often in Olympia than Seattle, just that the rain comes down a lot harder, increasing the precipitation amount. I have yet to ever be in Olympia on any day where it is cloudy and Seattle is sunny. As well, I have never noticed any difference in temperature on any given day in Olympia than in Seattle.
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Old 12-10-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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I think Bremerton might be a good fit for the OP. Cheap and you can walk onto a ferry and be right in the heart of downtown Seattle in an hour.

Or...what is the cost of these new Apodments I keep reading about in the Stranger?
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