U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Washington > Seattle area
 [Register]
Seattle area Seattle and King County Suburbs
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 01-09-2007, 07:23 PM
 
2 posts, read 4,327 times
Reputation: 10
Default where to live?

I've accepted a job in Puyallup(east of Tacoma). My wife and I will be moving from the east coast. We would like to live in or close to Seattle. Can someone please recommend a good neighborhood? We will be renting and my wife would like a place with a decent view.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-10-2007, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
449 posts, read 47,181 times
Reputation: 187
Seattle to Puyallup will be a wallop of a commute! an hour plus plus each way!

Expect rental prices in Seattle to be pretty high. Is there a reason why she wants Seattle? There are some great areas around the Puyallup area that are pretty with views of Mt. Rainier and the cascade range.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2007, 06:16 PM
 
2 posts, read 4,327 times
Reputation: 10
thx for the input. We wanted to live close to seattle, since she will have better mid level job opportunities and we wanted to live close to a metro area(other than Tacoma).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
449 posts, read 47,181 times
Reputation: 187
well, I would recommend that you look at rental properties in Beacon Hill or south edge of Capitol hill. This gets you on the south side of downtown, but still very close to the city.

After you get here, take some day trips to other areas and see what is out there. That is the best way to see what the best balance is. You can also consider Des Moines, still close to city, but a lot closer to Puyallup.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-10-2007, 08:34 PM
 
4 posts, read 19,989 times
Reputation: 14
Hi Rajman, I work as a Realtor and can tell you that the commute from Seattle to Puyallup is significant. I wouldn't want to do that every day and would strongly suggest that you think about how much time you're willing to spend on the road in bumper-to-bumper traffic going north and south. If you'll be working off-hours you could have an easier commute. Really, I would suggest looking for a home closer to Puyallup. Do some investigation on communities near the water. Your rents will be lower near Puyallup, too. Hope that helps a little bit. http://www.cbbain.com/denicerochelle
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2007, 05:53 PM
 
3 posts, read 14,328 times
Reputation: 10
Default schools, city, homes

the city of puyallup is a fun city with fantastic schools (with around a 16.5 students per teacher ratio in 2005. There are some great events in this area including the puyallup fair. You can find also all types of homes including new, rent or acerage. pop. 33,000+
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Washington > Seattle area
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:29 AM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top