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Old 12-10-2006, 09:50 AM
 
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If anyone could offer me any input and information about the Bellevue area, I would appreciate it. I have a horse and will want to find a home with horse property, at least a half acre, preferably more outside of Bellevue, but not more than 30 minutes away. We will want to rent a home as my husband is in Bellevue temporarily, probably at least 2-4 years. Also, I would like to know about the weather. I hear it rains soooo much out there. Are there places to ride horses without having to trailer or ride too far?

Thank you so much for your help!
Lori
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:06 PM
 
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Hi Lori--

Actually, the Eastside is surprisingly horse friendly. There a state park called Bridle Trails State Park sandwiched right in between Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond. There's a trail right down to Lake Sammamish and Marymoor Park that crosses a major arterial street (148th AV NE) at around NE 60th which has its own traffic signal in order to cross it. The actuator to change the signal is actually the height you'd be if riding your horse. And all of this is not considered a rural area but is in the heart of residential-middle-class-suburbia!

As far as renting property in Bellevue proper that has enough room for a horse, it's possible but I'd have to assume very expensive. Unless you are filty rich, you'd probably be wanting to look in the Woodinville/Duvall area where many have property with horses. Of course there are other places possibly more rural as you move further out but since you want to be as close to Bellevue as possible, I'd suggest you start with the Woodinville/Duvall area.

And as far as the rain goes, browse the threads here. There are plenty of differing opinions on that! *lol*

More later.

--'rocco
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:04 PM
 
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Hi, Rocco. Thanks so much for the info. We are certainly not filthy rich, but my husband's company pays for his rent and living expenses. In browsing Seattle's newspapers for rental homes, I found quite a few in the Kent, North Bend and Issaquah with rents as low as $850 (North Bend 5 acres with a 2 bed 1 bath home) up to $1,200 in Kent with 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 car garage, hardwood floors, tile, completely fenced yard on 2.5 acres. Of course, none of these state if a horse is allowed/horse property - what do you think? We could afford up $1,200 rent, possibly a little more if the home/property is right!

I work as a legal secretary and have never had trouble finding employment in Utah and I suspect Seattle/Bellevue has plenty of lawfirms I could get into.

Thank you, again, for any more info you can find and offer!

Lori
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:04 PM
 
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