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Unread 02-01-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Default Neighborhood recommendation and cost of living

Hi all,

I might be moving to Seattle soon. If so, I'd like some neighborhood recommendations. The type of neighborhood I like to live in is one with character, cool shops and things, a walkable neighbhood, a hip neighborhood. Any recommendations on this? What can I expect to pay to rent a 1000 - 1200 sq. foot place in such a neighborhood in the Seattle area (condo, house, apartment, etc)

Thanks

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Unread 02-01-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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Edmonds is exactly what you described - Cool shops, very walkable, close to the water, next to the ferries, lots of small places to eat. It also has a little move theater, an arts center, and a pretty good civic center. Its a little pricy, but you could probably find a small condo or room for about $1400/mo.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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Edmonds isn't actually in Seattle, and I don't know if I'd call it "hip." It is nice, though, and I would live there. You could find an apartment there for less than $1400 (less than $1000, even). If you want to live right on the water, it would cost more.

As for neighborhoods in Seattle, take a look at Capitol Hill, Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford. All walkable, lots of shops and restaurants. What kind of character are you looking for?

As for cost, it depends on neighborhood, luck, quality of the apartment. You could probably find a decent place from $1000-$1300.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 07:51 AM
 
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Columbia City.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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What kind of character are you looking for?
I like a neighborhood if it has a vibrant character, with interesting shops, artistic, a place where people like to socialize.

When giving me prices, remember I need about 1200 square feet.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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I think I've asked this before, but is there convenient grocery store shopping in Columbia City? Are Whole Foods and Costco close? What about a decent Safeway or something along those lines? Farmers markets too?
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Unread 02-03-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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I think I've asked this before, but is there convenient grocery store shopping in Columbia City? Are Whole Foods and Costco close? What about a decent Safeway or something along those lines? Farmers markets too?
There's a Safeway at the north end of Columbia City , there's a PCC Food Co-op nearby at 50th and Wilson, there's a couple of Asian supermarkets just south and north of Columbia City, and a QFC supermarket maybe a mile or so north of Columbia City.
There's no Whole Foods real close,but the PCC store will have many of the same items, quality and prices as Whole Foods. The Seattle Costco is a pretty quick shot down Beacon Hill, maybe a ten minute drive.
Columbia City has a great farmer's market right in the heart of Columbia City, Wednesdays in warmer months. Columbia City also has a quality independent butcher shop, a good bakery, an independent movie theatre, a bunch of good restaurants, and an alehouse.
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Unread 02-04-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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There's a Safeway at the north end of Columbia City , there's a PCC Food Co-op nearby at 50th and Wilson, there's a couple of Asian supermarkets just south and north of Columbia City, and a QFC supermarket maybe a mile or so north of Columbia City.
There's no Whole Foods real close,but the PCC store will have many of the same items, quality and prices as Whole Foods. The Seattle Costco is a pretty quick shot down Beacon Hill, maybe a ten minute drive.
Columbia City has a great farmer's market right in the heart of Columbia City, Wednesdays in warmer months. Columbia City also has a quality independent butcher shop, a good bakery, an independent movie theatre, a bunch of good restaurants, and an alehouse.
Thanks, Ira!

I'll be there in March to check it out for myself and then hopefully I'll have a bit more knowledge of the area.
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Unread 02-05-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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Also in or within five minutes of Columbia City - Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, sit-down Mexican, three taco trucks!, caribbean, second best bar-b-q in the west (according to Sunset), best falafel in Seattle ... I could go on!
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Unread 02-05-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Best falafel in the city, tobester? Where?
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