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Old 02-07-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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hello all, I had been offer a job in downtown seattle in the building of public health making about $25 an hour. I recently live in Salt Lake City and will really want to move to Seattle because I love the city up there. I have two small children and am considering renting until I understand the neighborhoods in Seattle better. I will like some input on good affordable places to live with my two kids. I would like to know of places that are childfriendly, that is places that have parks in their surroundings, are safe and have schools close. I am wondering where do people with families live, in Seattle, and if it is logical for me to take a $25 and hour job up there. I know I will be commuting to work because the building is downtown. Overall I will appreciate some help on this, since I need to make a desicion but know little about what to expect. Any thougths are appreciated.!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Hi, Angelco. Welcome to the wonderful idea of moving to the Pacific Northwest!

For rentals in and around Seattle, this site called NWSource combines the Classifieds of the two leading newspapers in and around Seattle:
http://rentals.nwsource.com/rentals/
When you open that site, you'll see a map and a list of locations you can check.

For good schools and areas with parks and kids' sports fields, I'd suggest North Seattle, Downtown & Central Seattle, and West Seattle -- as areas to start looking. You'll be able to get an idea of prices and amount of space available.

You might also want to check on Craigslist.

That should give you a good research start! Have fun!


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Old 02-07-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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I work right next door to your building. I would recommend riding the bus if you are going to be commuting from the suburbs. I am not sure if there is parking in the public health building, if not you will have a hard time finding a spot that either doesn't cost 15 bucks a day or is 2 miles away. There are several express busses that will drop you off right in front of the building.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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For good schools and areas with parks and kids' sports fields, I'd suggest North Seattle, Downtown & Central Seattle, and West Seattle --
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What schools are you recommending in downtown or CD? And by North Seattle - do you mean Shoreline?? Last I heard, they were having major budget issues.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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YES!!! I was thinking about taking the bus everytime. Is this what you do? Is the public transportation over there fast? I am only asking just to have an idea of when I will actually get home in the evenings and so. Do you know about places to live close to the university of washington? is that even a good idea?

thank you so much.. have tons of planning to do!



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I work right next door to your building. I would recommend riding the bus if you are going to be commuting from the suburbs. I am not sure if there is parking in the public health building, if not you will have a hard time finding a spot that either doesn't cost 15 bucks a day or is 2 miles away. There are several express busses that will drop you off right in front of the building.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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thank you so much for your advice.. yes that is quite a homework. I will look into craiglists and the website you suggested.



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Hi, Angelco. Welcome to the wonderful idea of moving to the Pacific Northwest!

For rentals in and around Seattle, this site called NWSource combines the Classifieds of the two leading newspapers in and around Seattle:
http://rentals.nwsource.com/rentals/
When you open that site, you'll see a map and a list of locations you can check.

For good schools and areas with parks and kids' sports fields, I'd suggest North Seattle, Downtown & Central Seattle, and West Seattle -- as areas to start looking. You'll be able to get an idea of prices and amount of space available.

You might also want to check on Craigslist.

That should give you a good research start! Have fun!

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Old 02-13-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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If your employer is King County, you'll receive a free bus pass so, yeah, no need to even think about driving into work.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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Great news.
thanks



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If your employer is King County, you'll receive a free bus pass so, yeah, no need to even think about driving into work.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:38 AM
 
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YES!!! I was thinking about taking the bus everytime. Is this what you do? Is the public transportation over there fast? I am only asking just to have an idea of when I will actually get home in the evenings and so. Do you know about places to live close to the university of washington? is that even a good idea?

thank you so much.. have tons of planning to do!
I commute by bus from Redmond, and it takes approximately 45 minutes from the park & ride lot to 3 blocks from my building. If you live in the U district, expect it to take less.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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I take that the U district is the University of Washington? are the neighborhoods ok there? What about where you live? How is Redmond like? I am just so lost, don't even know if look south of downtown, or north, or west or east.. I don't know. Some lady told me the best place to live was Samammish but I though it was too far out.. she said 45 min by car and I don't think I want to do that.. however a place with a park close by it is very attractive to me because of my children.
Thanks for suggestions and thoughts.


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I commute by bus from Redmond, and it takes approximately 45 minutes from the park & ride lot to 3 blocks from my building. If you live in the U district, expect it to take less.
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