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Unread 01-10-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Default Shoreline?

Just wondering what your opinion is of Shoreline? (Is it considered a neighbourhood in Seattle or is it a city of it's own?) I will be working downtown and heard it's about 15 mins drive? Also heard it's pretty safe for a single, young girl?
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Unread 01-10-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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Shoreline up until 1994-5 was considered North Seattle but suceded and became its own independent city. I personally still consider it a part of Seattle but I'm a born and raised native. Shoreline along with Edmonds and Lynnwood are what I consider to be average suburbia and you are 15 minutes from downtown depending how close you are to Aurora Ave/hwy 99. Most of Shoreline is decent but expensive especially near the water Richmond Beach area. If at all possible avoid living in the general vicinity of Aurora Ave. There are alot of cheap motels, pawn shops, and in the not so distant pass drug dealers, prostitutes, and drug addicts.
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Unread 01-11-2007, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I live a block south of the Shoreline/Seattle boundary, five blocks east of Aurora/99, and Seattletony is bang on. I think you want to be no closer to Aurora than Meridian Ave, on the east side. I don't know about the other direction; the road grid gets less direct and rectilinear, which is usually good in terms of keeping riffraff out.
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Unread 01-13-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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Default Shoreline is nice

Hey, I live in Richmond Beach, and Shoreline is handy to commute to Seattle.
It was rated Seattle's best neighborhood in Seattle Magazine in 2006.
It is a little cheaper than Seattle and it is a lot more woodsy (just watch out for falling trees during the windstorms),
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Unread 01-15-2007, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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Pika,

Shoreline is nice if you don't want to live in the city of Seattle...it borders it.
It is it's own city...I use to live on the border of it. My sis n law lives there and likes it. It will take you more than 15 min to get to downtown.(because of traffic). I would actually recommend one of the cool more hip districts in Seattle, especially if your young and only going to rent. They are all pretty safe. Good luck !
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Unread 01-15-2007, 10:11 AM
 
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It was rated Seattle's best neighborhood in Seattle Magazine in 2006
Wow! There are nice parts of Shoreline but best neighborhood...?

Take a look at Ballard. Safe, close and convenient. Shoreline is right above it but you might get tired of the 20 stop lights on Aurora. Living in Ballard you can avoid all of it.
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