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Old 09-19-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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We've recently moved to Seattle. One of us works at UW, the other in SoDo. We also have a preschooler.

We're looking for ways to maximize our commutes while also being in a good school district.

We're looking to buy for 600-800k.

Recommendations welcome!
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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You could have good schools and a tolerable commute by living in:
Lurelhurst or View Ridge.
Easy schmeesy commute to the UW, another 20-30 minutes to SODO. In the Seattle School district, which is pretty mediocre overall, but the schools just NE of the University are terrific, elementary, middle, and Roosevelt High School. These neighborhoods may not have what you want, housewise. Houses all over the city tend to be older, and Laurelhurst and View Ridge's houses tend to be nice, large 1950's-1960's homes. I think they're cool, but not everybody shares my taste. Safe neighborhoods with yards, a somewhat suburban feel, convenient location.
Magnolia is another neighborhood with very good schools and a nice feel, sometimes with amazing Puget Sound views.
Outside of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Kirkland are all worthy of consideration. Bellevuue and Kirkland would have a smaller commute. Kirkland is in the Lake Washington school district, and all three school districts are really good.
The Cougar Mountain area is awfully pretty, it's all in the Issaquah school district, but depending where you are, you could have a Bellevue, Issaquah, Renton, or Newcastle address. Some of the neighborhoods near Cougar Mountain are Lakemont and Montreaux. The area has a great natural feel, but you're only ten minutes from all kinds of shopping and dining.
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