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Old 11-11-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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I am a black single woman living in South, Florida (Fort Lauderdale). I am seriously looking to relocate to Seattle, Washington in January. I do plan on visiting. However, I've read many of the threads and most wasn't that good. I don't care about the many blacks and white community. I just want somewhere new to live for the next 3 to 4 yrs. I've been OH, NY, GA, AL, TN, KY, MN, IN, MA, and DC I HATE ALL.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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That's a lot to hate. Why Seattle if what you have read is not so good? You should definitely make a lengthy visit first. That's a long move and Seattle may not be right for you if you hated the previous ten places.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Capital Hill
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I am a black single woman living in South, Florida (Fort Lauderdale). I am seriously looking to relocate to Seattle, Washington in January. I do plan on visiting. However, I've read many of the threads and most wasn't that good. I don't care about the many blacks and white community. I just want somewhere new to live for the next 3 to 4 yrs. I've been OH, NY, GA, AL, TN, KY, MN, IN, MA, and DC I HATE ALL.
If you hate all the places you have been, why would you think you would like WA or Seattle any better? The grass is not always greener on the other side. We have our problems as well and you will most likely find them.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Of the places you have lived, i have also lived in;
OH, GA, TN, and IN. I enjoyed all.. I have also lived in Seattle and I enjoyed it. But, the weather drove me away. Its cloudy and overcast every day from Late Sept to Mid April. I mean every day. And it rains about 90% of those days.. if you can stand that then Seattle is a great place to live..
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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On the other hand, sometimes a change of a large distance does the trick. You read threads about NY, GA and DC, and a lot of people like those places, but you didn't. People like Seattle and they don't like Seattle, but they aren't you. I'd suggest visiting here, and keeping an open mind. Don't judge a place because some people you don't know don't like it. There must be a reason you're seriously relocating here. What have you heard that attracts you to Seattle, and what have you heard that makes you think you might not like it?
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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Of the places you have lived, i have also lived in;
OH, GA, TN, and IN. I enjoyed all.. I have also lived in Seattle and I enjoyed it. But, the weather drove me away. Its cloudy and overcast every day from Late Sept to Mid April. I mean every day. And it rains about 90% of those days.. if you can stand that then Seattle is a great place to live..
The weather may have driven you away, but your information isn't really accurate. We've seen a lot of sunshine in Seattle lately, and it's November. There were a lot of days in October where rain did not occur. Yes, we do get a lot of cloudy and overcast days. But it does not rain 90% of the days between late September and mid April. It can seem like it, and mid November thru the end of January can be pretty miserable...Dark, cold, wet.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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I guess I don't get the point of the OP's post to be honest. We have plenty of people in Seattle. Traffic is horrendous. Is the OP looking for us to sell them on Seattle? I sometimes think the weather is the gift we have that keeps the local population to a semi-reasonable size. If the OP has hated ten other places, it might not be about geography.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: WA
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If you hated all of the other places, you will probably hate Seattle. On the other hand, if you had loved all of the other places, you would probably love Seattle.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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The weather may have driven you away, but your information isn't really accurate. We've seen a lot of sunshine in Seattle lately, and it's November. There were a lot of days in October where rain did not occur. Yes, we do get a lot of cloudy and overcast days. But it does not rain 90% of the days between late September and mid April. It can seem like it, and mid November thru the end of January can be pretty miserable...Dark, cold, wet.
Yes, like today when I barely made it fishtailing up the hill with 1/2" of hail on the road, which has now frozen solid.

If someone hated it in that many states (10) it may take another 15 or 20 to find one they like, but with all of them being on the east part of the country, it would probably be helpful to take a couple of weeks and visit Seattle and some other west coast cities like Portland and San Francisco. The west coast really is quite different.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Selling someone on Seattle compared to her list of Rust Belt and Deep South states is like shooting fish in a barrel. No contest. Not even fair.
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