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Old 04-06-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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We are a family relocating from Alaska in a few weeks. We are wanting to be as close to seatac as possible for my husband's work, but don't have the time to initially shop so we're looking at homes further out. Bremerton/Gig Harbor seems about as far away from the city as Lacey/Centralia etc., is as cheap as the latter as well, but seems MUCH nicer. Is there a catch? Why are the homes west of Seattle so much cheaper in that area?

Anyone with rentals feel free to spam me until the end of the month also! Married couple, good income, yuck/no credit (no evictions or anything, mostly hospital bills) 2 boys 2 girls, looking for 3+ bedroom @ $1500 or less/mo. Husband works in oilfields so close to seatac would be great. We own a home here and have rented it out.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:47 PM
 
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Gig Harbor is the closest to Sea-Tac, but also by far the most expensive. Gig Harbor is an upper middle class to wealthy suburb of Tacoma.

Bremerton is 20 minutes north of Gig Harbor, but about an hour to the airport. It is cheaper than the Seattle area because it takes an hour ferry ride or drive to get to Seattle. It is also a Navy town with a fluctuating and semi-transient population.

Lacey is about 45 minutes from Sea-Tac. Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater is a good area with good schools that is more affordable than places north.

Centralia is about 75 minutes from Sea-Tac during light traffic. In fact it may just be as easy to use PDX out of Portland during higher traffic times.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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This is fantastic information and more than I ever could have hoped for, thank you so much! I didn't realize lacey is 45 mins from seatac, it's hard for me to judge distance since I've lived in the same area so long, there's one major highway and all I've driven most of the past 15 years is the 75 mile or so stretch between anchorage and wasilla. This is so helpful. This forum should have a tipping feature lol...
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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It can take over an hour to get to Sea-Tac from Lacey (& vice versa) during heavier traffic times, like during the commutes, Friday & Sunday afternoons, during construction, etc. During lighter times, 45 minutes no problem. The only times I really have had hour + trips back to Olympia, which is a few miles past Lacey, was when dropping off a family member at the airport during the afternoon commute.
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