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Old 07-01-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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I'm a 29 yr old professional and I'm going to be relocating to the Seattle area in the next few weeks and am looking for a 1 br apartment. Prefer a bustling, but non-kegger environment.

Any recommendations for some newer (or very well maintained) apartments would be much appreciated.

I'll be commuting to Mountlake Terrace, so Belltown and North are welcome. I'm looking for something around $1200 a month or less. I'm currently looking at Northgate 507, Santorini at the Park, 507 Northgate, Post Alley

Also, any info of neighborhoods to stay out of would be great to know of also.

(yes - I've read through the previous posts)
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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Also, any info of neighborhoods to stay out of would be great to know of also.

(yes - I've read through the previous posts)
From what I've heard from the locals, Pioneer Square gets sketchy at night. No offense to anyone from there. I understand that it's a fun place, but I would avoid that neighborhood in terms of a potential residence.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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Not really able to help with any specific recommendations, but I can provide a little input on some neighborhoods.

I lived in Belltown for a short stint and did not really enjoy it. Aside from the fatal shooting that occurred two blocks from my place, nothing terrible happened while I was there.. I just got tired of things like avoiding the puddles of puke that appeared on the sidewalk every weekend. The neighborhood certainly had a lot going for it, but I would rather live elsewhere and commute in when I felt like it.

I also lived on the edge of Pioneer Square (sorta toward the International District) and enjoyed it to a much greater extent. From what I saw, it did not seem any sketchier than Belltown at night.. and I definitely saw fewer broad-daylight drug transactions taking place in PS. Pioneer Square was also cheaper and more convenient when walking to my office, so I probably had a slight bias in its favor.

That said, I feel compelled to state that I have never _once_ felt unsafe in Seattle like I have elsewhere (Atlanta comes to mind). As long as you're not the type that panics when a panhandler approaches you, you'll probably feel safe here too.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Downtown Seattle!
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I'm a 29 yr old professional and I'm going to be relocating to the Seattle area in the next few weeks and am looking for a 1 br apartment. Prefer a bustling, but non-kegger environment.

Any recommendations for some newer (or very well maintained) apartments would be much appreciated.

I'll be commuting to Mountlake Terrace, so Belltown and North are welcome. I'm looking for something around $1200 a month or less. I'm currently looking at Northgate 507, Santorini at the Park, 507 Northgate, Post Alley

Also, any info of neighborhoods to stay out of would be great to know of also.

(yes - I've read through the previous posts)
DM me for some info on the building I live in. I think it may fit the bill for you.

Joe
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:45 PM
 
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stopped by the place you mentioned, but it seems like they only have apartments for 2K and up. Anyway - i'm looking for something still, so if anyone can provide a suggestion, and I end up going with that apt, I dont mind listing them as the referral - in texas, thats usually worth a few hundred bucks or so.

btw - wth is up with 60 degree weather in july? is that normal?
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Downtown Seattle!
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stopped by the place you mentioned, but it seems like they only have apartments for 2K and up. Anyway - i'm looking for something still, so if anyone can provide a suggestion, and I end up going with that apt, I dont mind listing them as the referral - in texas, thats usually worth a few hundred bucks or so.

btw - wth is up with 60 degree weather in july? is that normal?
Sorry, it didn't work out for you. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Joe
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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btw - wth is up with 60 degree weather in july? is that normal?

It's supposed to go up to 90 in the next day or so. I think I prefer 60, but not 60 and drizzly, unless it's in January.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Yakima, Wa
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wth is up with 60 degree weather in july? is that normal?
Yeah, at the beginning anyways.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Sorry, it didn't work out for you. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Joe
I appreciate the tip. Looked like an awesome place to live. Just wish I would have been able to hit one of the specials when they had it going on.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Downtown Seattle!
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I appreciate the tip. Looked like an awesome place to live. Just wish I would have been able to hit one of the specials when they had it going on.
It seems like they've continually had specials;, i.e., 3 months free, 4 months free, 6 months free parking, etc...
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