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Old 07-02-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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Hello, My husband and I and our dog are relocating to Seattle area at the end of the month and we are looking at possible areas to live. I was wondering if anyone lives in West Seattle, and can tell me how it would be for a young couple? Are there grocery stores or Targets things like that or would we have to drive far to get to things? We are also looking at Edmonds or Northgate? Any info would be helpful!!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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There's a Target in Westwood Village shopping center in West Seattle, along with a Barnes and Noble, Bed Bath and beyond, Ross, and a bunch of other stores, and a couple of really good non chain restaurants...West Seattle has some great areas to live in, and some less than desirable areas...Amongst the nicest are the Admiral District, The Alaska junction, Morgan Junction, Fauntleroy, Gatewood, and a few others..
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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...and West Seattle has one of the nicest off leash dog areas in Westcrest Park.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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Edmonds is nice, but I like West Seattle. In addition to the things already mentioned, there is plenty of grocery shopping (Safeway, Thriftway, PCC) and the weekend farmer's market is one of the better ones around.

I'm not a fan of the West Seattle Bridge when it gets icy a few times a year, though.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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I'm not a fan of the West Seattle Bridge when it gets icy a few times a year, though.
Or when there's a marathon or a parade or construction.......

Last Saturday when the bridge was closed all day west Seattle was an island. No way in, no way out, and not a bus to be found all day.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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...But the West Seattle bridge is not the only alternative..the 1st Ave S. bridge will get you there, as well as the South Park (16th Ave S) bridge. They're normally inconvenient because you have to go too far south, but when the West Seattle bridge is clogged they are an alternative.
I happen to love West Seattle, even the less desirable spots.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: West Seattle/Delridge
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We live in West Seattle and love it. Westcrest Park is great for the dog as well as walks along Longfellow Creek. The Junction and Admiral Districts are great for dining and shopping as well as the Westwood Village for Target, Barnes & Noble, QFC for groceries, or Safeway a few blocks south. There's also plenty of grocery stores (ie Safeway, Thriftway) along California Ave. We've lived here five years and rarely have traffic issues getting out of the neighborhood. If the bridge is closed or blocked (and that's a BIG if), there is also the lower deck if you don't mind the truck traffic and potholes that go with. We've used this option when necessary.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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there is also the lower deck if you don't mind the truck traffic and potholes that go with. We've used this option when necessary.

There's a lower deck?
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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The "lower deck" is actually the old, smaller West Seattle bridge, which is alongside (and lower) than the newer bridge.
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