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Old 05-03-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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Default Recommended communities between Tacoma and Seattle?

Hello:

We're moving out to the area this summer, for a job in Tacoma. We'd like to live between Tacoma and Seattle for easy access to both, and would really like to rent (house or apt) initially so we have time to look at real estate for an eventual purchase.

Any suggestions on areas where we might rent? We've been told about Burien and Normandy Park. Is airport noise a big issue in these two areas? Any other areas you might suggest?

We are two adults and one child. Schools will eventually be important but not quite yet. Most important is safety of the surrounding area.

Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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In no particular order;
North Tacoma, including the Proctor District, Ruston, Old Town, and Browns Point.

Federal Way: The Dash Point and Redondo areas.

Burien and Normandy Park: The general rule in Burien is to be south of 150th and west of Ambaum. Seahurst Park in Burien is great for both beachwalking and hill climbing in the woods. Olde Burien, the retail stretch along SW 152nd between 2nd SW to Ambaum is vibrant and fun and has good places to eat.

Des Moines: Another quaint downtown on the water.

Renton: The Bryn Mawr area just west of Renton has some spectacular views, and offers more house for the buck.

Maple Valley: A little further from both, but woodsy and nice and in a great school district.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Also..Olde Burien is one of the few places in the Seattle area to get a good cheese steak sandwich. The owner is from South Philly and they also have cannolis to die for.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:26 PM
 
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If you are working in Tacoma, live in Tacoma or the surrounding suburbs! If you are going to Seattle at off hours it is only a 30-45 min drive. Once you live in Tacoma and get involved and find out whats going on you will probably find yourself going to Seattle hardly ever.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Default Thanks!

Ira500: I'll start looking into the areas you suggested. Airport noise is definitely a consideration. Is there a way (other than asking about individual property locations) to find out places to avoid?

Jake840: The reason for being close to Seattle is for my wife's work, no because we will necessarily feel the need to escape Tacoma.

Thanks to both of you for your postings!
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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For whatever reason, airport noise is worst just east and north of the airport. Downtown Burien is really pretty close to the airport but I can't hear the planes from there.

As a general rule, some areas to avoid as places to live might include North Burien, that part of Tukwila near highway 99 ( Pacific Hwy S.), parts of Rainier Beach, parts of Skyway, parts of downtown Renton, parts of downtown Kent, parts of downtown Auburn, the eastern part of Federal Way...
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:25 AM
 
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Depending on what hours your wife works and where she works you may want to live in North Tacoma/ West End and she could commute via the Sounder train. Commute in the train is great! Plus at leat one of you could be saving big bucks on gas! Just an idea
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