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Old 09-05-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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I'm in my mid-30s and have been with my boyfriend for almost 15 years now and wondering which areas would be best to fit in? I have read that Edmonds is pretty laid back (though pricey) but not "yuppish" at all and it didn't seem like it just driving through (people waved at us even with an IL plate/rental car)! Kenmore was cheaper but also seemed okay, and the only part of Shoreline we drove through was Richmond Beach (seemed the hilliest of all three) and a small part of Lynnwood not far of of 99 but the neighborhoods seemed okay just at a glance. Any thoughts on these areas? We're thinking of relocating from Hampton Roads, VA (not sure where to work at yet but my boyfriend could possibly get a transfer with his company to downtown Seattle). I get tired of being asked a million times in Virginia, "When are you getting married/why aren't you married after all of this time/no kids?!" Thanks so much!

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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I kind of like Kenmore. It's "dated" has a 1950's-1960's aura about it, and still has some industry. Next door neighbor Bothell has a cool old downtown. Not as pretty as Edmond's downtown, but still has it's charm, and Paul Allen is pouring many millions of dollars into developing the area adjacent to downtown Bothell.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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I will just add that I lived in Bothell for quite some time and plan on moving back. My parents live in Kenmore up Juanita drive and that is a beautiful area as well although its not the most convenient area for getting to freeways imo.

Edmonds is great as well, very pretty but in my 30's I feel really young for there......I think in my 40's I would feel really young there since Edmonds is where a lot of my friends grandparents live. I could be wrong maybe there is an influx of younger people moving there but expensive property prices I think would limit that.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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I get tired of being asked a million times in Virginia, "When are you getting married/why aren't you married after all of this time/no kids?!" Thanks so much!
That's less likely to be an issue here, for sure.

Edmonds and Shoreline seem fairly similar to me in the sense that they're both somewhat distinctive suburb-type areas. They've both managed to preserve at least a few trees, and aren't as marred by generic malls and subdivisions the way so many other burbs are.

From what I know of Kenmore, it's a mixed bag. Some areas are generic - shopping malls, chain stores, and subdivisions - while others residential areas are tree-lined and quite pleasant.

Something to consider: If your beau will be commuting during normal commute hours, his commute to downtown Seattle will be absolutely horrendous! During rush-hour, either by driving or using public transit, his commute will likely be about an hour in each direction. Considering fuel and parking costs public transit would be less expensive (maybe even a bit faster), but either option would be pure drudgery.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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Default Lynnwood - Seattle Buses

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Something to consider: If your beau will be commuting during normal commute hours, his commute to downtown Seattle will be absolutely horrendous! During rush-hour, either by driving or using public transit, his commute will likely be about an hour in each direction. Considering fuel and parking costs public transit would be less expensive (maybe even a bit faster), but either option would be pure drudgery.
I don't know about Edmonds, Bothell or Kenmore, but the Lynnwood Transit Center - Seattle buses take nowhere near an hour. I ride the 7:26am #402 to Seattle and it's 35 minutes. Add 5 minutes for Seattle to Lynnwood on #402 or #417 at around 4:30pm. They're the double talls - comfy, quiet and a nice view from the upper deck. Also, the Sound Transit #511 runs atleast every half hour all day.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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Well, if he gets a transfer to the company that he works for now, they stress "flex-time" along with their "work/life/balance" motto, so he could probably get around the rush-hour grind... he could use public transportation or drive if he had to be in early for a meeting.

Thanks for the tips! Much appreciative!
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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Well, if he gets a transfer to the company that he works for now, they stress "flex-time" along with their "work/life/balance" motto, so he could probably get around the rush-hour grind... he could use public transportation or drive if he had to be in early for a meeting.

Thanks for the tips! Much appreciative!
well, rush hour here isn't really an hour. Its more like 7-10 in the morning and 3-7 at night.
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