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Old 01-14-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Hi everyone,

My very first post, although I have been reading a lot.
This is a great site with a wealth of information.

Trying to narrow down my search in Snohomish County, and I need some advice.
Where are the safest and friendlier areas in this county if one was to relocate here?

Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Edmonds would be my first choice, followed by the part of Bothell in the county, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, and Lake Stevens. Others such as Everett, Lynnwood, Arlington, Stanwood, Monroe and Snohomish are all OK but have some parts to avoid. Marysville has some OK areas east of I5, but west has a lot of crime, drugs, and drunk drivers. Once you get out to the far out areas like Gold Bar, Granite Falls there are major meth problems.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Maltby… convenient, safe, little known except to area locals, and home of Flower World, and the Maltby Cafe!
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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Maltby… convenient, safe, little known except to area locals, and home of Flower World, and the Maltby Cafe!
Maltby is seldom brought up here but it's very nice, definitely under the radar.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:21 PM
 
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I like Monroe. Plus the direct drive into Seattle isn't bad. Everett has horrendous traffic every night generated by the foolishly-conceived interchange with Rt. 2 headed east out of town. It's a rare day when there isn't a backup in this location, sometimes even on weekends.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:40 PM
 
Location: West Coast - Best Coast!
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Edmonds would be my first choice, followed by the part of Bothell in the county, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, and Lake Stevens. Others such as Everett, Lynnwood, Arlington, Stanwood, Monroe and Snohomish are all OK but have some parts to avoid. Marysville has some OK areas east of I5, but west has a lot of crime, drugs, and drunk drivers. Once you get out to the far out areas like Gold Bar, Granite Falls there are major meth problems.
Mukilteo is great, too! And I believe some parts of Woodinville might be in Snohomish County. Is Duvall in Snohomish County, or King?
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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Mukilteo is great, too! And I believe some parts of Woodinville might be in Snohomish County. Is Duvall in Snohomish County, or King?
Duvall's in King County.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Thank you for all of your replies.

We have briefly been to Mill Creek and parts of Bothell, and even ate at Maltby's Café (was crazy busy).
I will definitely research these areas, as well as the others mentioned.

Thanks again.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, Washington
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Thank you for all of your replies.

We have briefly been to Mill Creek and parts of Bothell, and even ate at Maltby's Café (was crazy busy).
I will definitely research these areas, as well as the others mentioned.

Thanks again.
Maltby Cafe has been crazy-busy since a friend sent me there c. 2004. And probably years (decades?) before that, too. I "think" it is best game around for breakfast, at least within a couple miles and thus draws in everyone and their brother Sam on weekends. When I lived up that way, always made sure to be there by 8AM.

(Finding new breakfast spots on weekends is a fun thing I like to do. Anywhere within 40 miles of Kirkland is fair game these days.)

As for living there, it's a bit out of the way. With the good and bad associated therein. Hwy 522 is next door, though. Depends how rural one wants to be: I'm "guessing" OP from Honolulu(?) might want something a bit more-urban, thus closer to the town centers of Mill Creek, Snohomish, or even Everett (the nicer parts).

I lived in Mill Creek for more than a decade, only major complaint being inability to actually get anywhere during commute hours. Put 15-16K/miles per year on various cars and motorcycles due to commuting, plus constant travel for cultural events in Seattle and eastside. I recall few events of-note in Mill Creek, Everett, or points north, though that isn't the same as saying there is "nothing" to do in those places, either: depends what you like.

That's the big drawback, plus all the wasted time dealing with freeway disasters.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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Maltby Cafe has been crazy-busy since a friend sent me there c. 2004. And probably years (decades?) before that, too. I "think" it is best game around for breakfast, at least within a couple miles and thus draws in everyone and their brother Sam on weekends. When I lived up that way, always made sure to be there by 8AM.
I wonder why Snohomish County hasn't zoned more small commercial spots with all the new houses going in around there. Seems like there's an opportunity for a few additional corner markets and neighborhood cafes. But who knows, maybe the folks living out there don't want none of that 'city stuff' encroaching on their burb.
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