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Old 09-01-2016, 09:02 AM
 
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We are moving to Washington. My huband travels, so 30 minutes from an airport is necessary. Rent tops at $1800, need at least 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Kids are college age, would like to be close to Seattle or Spokane airports, but don't want to live in a city. We have 2 small dogs.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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You'll have a much better chance of finding what you want in the Spokane area than in the Seattle area, where $2,500 would be more realistic.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:43 AM
 
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Pretty much ... Spokane needs to be your focus because there's NO WAY you're getting 3 bedrooms for $1800 in the Seattle area. I'm paying $1650 for 2 bedrooms, but everyone I know is paying more than me for that. Three bedrooms ... NAH.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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If you don't want to live in a city... I might suggest you're not going to be within 30 minutes of a major airport.

You can find a place to rent in that range in Olympia... but you're a little over an hour's drive or shuttle (I highly recommend the aeroporter shuttle!) to the airport.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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In the nicer burbs of the Seattle area you can pay over $1800 for a zero bedroom studio...
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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i don't know the spokane area but within 30 min of seattle, are there any lower priced options is areas like burien, federal way, kent, auburn? my guess is that it's still going to cost more than $1800 for a 3 bed / 2 bath place though.
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Look at Spokane Valley:

Spokane Valley WA Pet Friendly Apartments & Houses For Rent - 7 Rentals | Zillow

Here's a 3bd/2ba house, south of Spokane, not far from the airport, that matches what you want, including a fenced yard (for $1,400):

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/39...97806161_zpid/

You might also try posting in the "Spokane area" forum.

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Old 09-01-2016, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Everett, WA
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You might also consider:

Vancouver WA and surrounding areas. Vancouver is only about 20-30 minutes away, depending on area and traffic, from the Portland airport. While the area is going up in cost you can still find a 3 bed for under 1800. Also you can save some money buy doing big shopping in Oregon and not paying sales tax.

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Bellingham
and surrounding areas. There is a local airport which has somewhat limited flights but connects in Seattle for plenty of options. Also Vancouver Airport is about 1 hour away if needed. I lived in this area for just under 2 years and if I was able to find a good job, I'd go back in a heartbeat. For your budget you'd probably be looking at the surrounding areas of Ferndale or lynden or apartments. Due to being a college town rentals in Bellingham have pretty good demand.

I guess first I should ask are you limited to the Seattle Metro or can you live anywhere in WA? Anywhere in the commute requested to SeaTac is going to be hard on the budget.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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We are moving to Washington. My huband travels, so 30 minutes from an airport is necessary. Rent tops at $1800, need at least 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Kids are college age, would like to be close to Seattle or Spokane airports, but don't want to live in a city. We have 2 small dogs.


Your going to hate your life if you move to Seattle. Just saying. Traffic, cost of living, traffic, unfriendly people, traffic, housing prices, traffic, weather, traffic, high prices, traffic...... Traffic. Just saying. I grew up in the puget sound and didn't realize how much of a drag it was until i traveled the country in my mid 20's. I realized that I had to get away from everything I just listed above. In the Spokane area, you can actually drive at a reasonable speed 90% of the time after you get off work. Homes don't cost 700% more than they should. The sun comes out more frequently. The people are more outgoing and actually trusting.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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That can depend on one's neighborhood. Three years ago I left a job where I had to drive to work (the drive to work was fine. Coming back was another story) to one with a paid bus pass where it's a straight shot- no transfers-by bus. Husband's commute was 12 minutes, back roads, easy peasy. Neighborhood is in-city but larger lots with a suburban feel. Not all Seattle living is fraught.
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