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Old 08-26-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Hey guys, moving to WA in December and looking for a place to live. I'll be working as a pediatrician in Puyallup, boyfriend is in finance and will be working in Seattle. What are some good in-between areas that we should look into? We're looking for a single family home with ideally some land. I'm planning on only being in Puyallup until May, and then I should transition to Seattle.
Thanks for any input! Looking forward to the big move
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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To buy? If you're planning on working in Puyallup for only a short time, you should find a temporary place and buy when you are in Seattle. Choosing a property based on the Puyallup commute portion when it's only a matter of five or six months would put a limit that doesn't need to be there.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I agree with Seacove, but if you want land Seattle is out anyway. I'd suggest looking at the area of Renton near May Valley, you can catch I90 via 900 or 405 to Seattle, and take Issaquah/Hobart to 18 to head for Puyallup until the transfer. Affordbale homes with land are in farther out suburban areas, mosty in Seattle are 4,000-5,000 sf lots.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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Hemlock, I was thinking they could also look at areas like Fall City, Carnation, Preston, Snohomish or Duvall but the commute to Seattle would be longer than your suggestions. With the Puyallup portion, those would be completely out of the question.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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Any of those areas served by transportation so a resident can stay off the freeways? That'd be a deal killer for me. I'd plot my choice by where the trains reach.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:12 AM
 
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Any of those areas served by transportation so a resident can stay off the freeways? That'd be a deal killer for me. I'd plot my choice by where the trains reach.
From all the areas that both Seacove and Hemlock mentioned? They may have service to Seattle, but it would be more faster and convenient for one to drive (at least some of the way), than take public transportation all the way.

As for the trains... Eh, I'd rather take the buses than the trains.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:13 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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From all the areas that both Seacove and Hemlock mentioned? They may have service to Seattle, but it would be more faster and convenient for one to drive (at least some of the way), than take public transportation all the way.

As for the trains... Eh, I'd rather take the buses than the trains.
I agree, the trains have a limited schedule half an hour apart, miss it and wait. Most bus lines are more frequent.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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From all the areas that both Seacove and Hemlock mentioned? They may have service to Seattle, but it would be more faster and convenient for one to drive (at least some of the way), than take public transportation all the way.

As for the trains... Eh, I'd rather take the buses than the trains.
Buses, trains. All the same to me. But either one beat simmering on the freeway in traffic that doesn't move (unless, of course, the bus is stuck, but then at least you could surf on your smart phone).
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I think Burien near Three Tree Point would be a great fit for now and later.
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