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Old 11-20-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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I second North Beacon Hill. Easy access to Downtown via light rail (and generally pretty close to Downtown) plus relatively cheap housing and an up and coming restaurant and bar scene.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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Vulcan on shortlist to renovate Yesler Terrace | Local News | The Seattle Times

I know this is Yesler Terrace (still really close), but I think that is interesting, as civic and I were just talking about this a couple of days ago, and BAM, it is happening. I wasn't aware, but that is awesome.

I understand low-income housing and people need somewhere to stay...but often times it leads these areas to be bad. It is great for some revitalization, development, and growth.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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Vulcan on shortlist to renovate Yesler Terrace | Local News | The Seattle Times

I know this is Yesler Terrace (still really close), but I think that is interesting, as civic and I were just talking about this a couple of days ago, and BAM, it is happening. I wasn't aware, but that is awesome.

I understand low-income housing and people need somewhere to stay...but often times it leads these areas to be bad. It is great for some revitalization, development, and growth.
my ex co worker who used to live in yesler terrace (low income) told me he got robbed many times as a teenager, and he as a tough guy, he was a gangster himself, not anymore. but that was in the 90's, im sure it is a bit better but its still not too safe at night. that area is really big and its on some expensive soil. it does need a cleanup, i think the city is going to keep the same about of low income units, which is a good thing.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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my ex co worker who used to live in yesler terrace (low income) told me he got robbed many times as a teenager, and he as a tough guy, he was a gangster himself, not anymore. but that was in the 90's, im sure it is a bit better but its still not too safe at night. that area is really big and its on some expensive soil. it does need a cleanup, i think the city is going to keep the same about of low income units, which is a good thing.
They've already replaced Rainier Vista and Holly Park, so Yesler Terrace was the only one left. The proximity to downtown and nice views doom this to new mixed use, mixed income development.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Some people live in the newer apartments above the Uwajimaya store, and maybe the International District is getting better, but parts of it at night are as scary rough as any neighborhood in Seattle. At best, you'll encounter homeless, panhandlers, and drunks. At worst, muggers, pickpockets, heroin addicts. I wouldn't live there, unless it's become a lot nicer in the last 5-10 years.
Affordable neighborhoods not too far from downtown? Maybe North Beacon Hill, close to the light rail station.
I think some people on the streets of downtown are insane. No method exists to get them on and keep them on meds. I don't know if they are harmful, but when a series of them accost you, it can get scary. They can get right in your face.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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I think some people on the streets of downtown are insane. No method exists to get them on and keep them on meds. I don't know if they are harmful, but when a series of them accost you, it can get scary. They can get right in your face.
In my experience, mentally ill people tend to look scarier than they actually are. Though, I do have more experience with that population than the average person.

That said, I'd not approach an unmedicated, homeless one unless you have built up some sort of passing rapport with them first.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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i district is pretty ghetto. i might go there after hours for a bite, but . ..

i'd do cap hill if you're in your twenties, and ballard if you're 30+
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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In my experience, mentally ill people tend to look scarier than they actually are. Though, I do have more experience with that population than the average person.

That said, I'd not approach an unmedicated, homeless one unless you have built up some sort of passing rapport with them first.
I didn't approach them. They approached ME! Believe me, I wanted to walk right on by. I was headed for the train to go back to the park and ride.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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i district is pretty ghetto. i might go there after hours for a bite, but . ..

i'd do cap hill if you're in your twenties, and ballard if you're 30+
What if you're on the cusp of 30?

Capitol Hill and Ballard don't have what I want within my price range. So, I'm looking at less expensive areas that are in the city.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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What if you're on the cusp of 30?

Capitol Hill and Ballard don't have what I want within my price range. So, I'm looking at less expensive areas that are in the city.
Columbia City.
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