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Old 04-19-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to WA here pretty soon and have been looking at homes online. You can only tell so much online and any realtor will tell you that everywhere is a good area to move. Some of the areas we have looked at have been Bonney Lake and Puyallup. Are these good areas? schools? traffic? Any other areas that you might recommend?
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:51 PM
 
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We have been in Bonney Lake for about 4 months now. Our kids are ages 11 and 13 and attend Mtn View Middle School. We moved here from San Diego. It is an "ok" school. The school in San Diego seemed more of an academic challenge for them. A lot of it depends on what you are looking for in a school. Their band program is just getting off the ground. They are real big on the science fair. The high school which is right next door, is brand new. It is a beautiful facility. I am not sure how the school is academically. I did hear one parent say they were strict, but of course that is all relative.

The traffic isn't that bad. It takes me about 45 min to drive from Bonney Lake to Tukwila (near Renton).

The homes and neighborhoods seem pretty safe. We have had no problems. We live right next to the middle school and it is pretty quiet. There is a brand new Lowe's going in and they already have a Home Depot. There is also a 24hr Walmart with a Starbucks in the parking lot. For major mall shopping, you will need to go to the South Hill Mall in Puyallup.

You'll get more snow here in Bonney Lake than in Puyallup because we're on a plateau and around 580 ft.

Hope this helps, if you have any more questions, let me know.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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You might want to provide more information about what you're looking for (cost, employment, population, etc...), what you're used to, so other posters can get a better perspective.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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personally 410 traffic drove me crazy. Quick trips to Target/Walmart/grocery shopping would take 15-20 minutes to go two miles.

Schools aren't that bad from what I gather though.

Where you work will really determine the area you should live in...
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