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Old 08-17-2012, 06:11 AM
 
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I'm moving to Washington next month, specifically to an area/city close to Seattle because I'm going to attend Green River CC.
Now I'm either moving to Kent or Auburn, but I can't really make up my mind because I've never really been to the US let alone those areas, all I can do is read articles, threads posted by other people, statistics etc.
I know I can't fully make up my mind just yet because I actually have to check out the areas myself, but I need to know where to focus my apartment hunt at. From what I've read, I'm leaning more on Kent but my only concern is the crime rate. Is it really that bad? Is it unsafe to go out at night? Can you give me the pros and cons of both Auburn and Kent?
What are the recommended areas of Kent that I should look into? Any ideas about specific bad neighborhoods?

Any additional information about Kent and Auburn are muchly appreciated.

(oh and how is the nightlife in Auburn, Kent and Seattle? and do you have any hotel/motel recommendations in Auburn and Kent?)

Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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You will be fine either Kent or Auburn you choose. The crime rate there are very low. I watch local news everyday, most of the crimes are happened in Seattle. I've never lived in Kent or Auburn but I work there once in awhile as an contractor. To be safe anywhere in the U.S, do not walk alone in the dark at night. Finding an apartment won't be a problem. You can checkout the Craigslist, just watch out for scam artists. Why are you choosing Kent or Auburn? Are you planning to transfer to University? Seattle is better for young people. Maybe you need to think about Seattle. If you don't drive. I recommend you live in Seattle. I'm Vietnamese and I live in Seattle for 25yrs. It's a beautiful friendly city but I hate the rain.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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Well because as I mentioned, I'm going to attend a community college in Auburn/Kent for two years. I wish I could live in Seattle but it'd be a hassle going to college everyday. I'm going to transfer to a Uni in Seattle after those two years, but for now I'll have to find me a place to live in either Kent or Auburn, so I could use any extra information from anyone.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:45 PM
 
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Oh and does my cat have to spayed in order for me to actually get an apartment :S? I personally don't want to spay her and she isn't exactly noisy when she's in heat, so is that going to be a deal breaker if I find a decent apartment?
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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No one has any idea of what I'm talking about? Nothing at all???
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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Honestly, there's so many apartments in the area... Kent especially that you really shouldn't have a hard time finding a place. I wouldn't worry too much about crime itself, though if you're looking to stay away from the undesirables: Kent, stay away from hwy 99 (give a block buffer) and the area around Kent Station can be pretty seedy. As for the cat, possibly a pet deposit and/or pet rent would be the deal. Spayed or not is not necessarily a requirement (but a preference for some apartments)-- but the government here expects all animals (indoor or not) to be tagged. You might as well add Federal Way, as it also has a lot of apartments in the area and isn't that far off from the GRCC.

Not much of a nightlife in Auburn, other than the Muckleshoot Casino. Kent got some places like Moonraker (a divey bar) and HD Hotspurs (contemporary)-- and they're pretty popular with the locals. But your best bet for the nightlife would be in Seattle, then Tacoma.
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