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View Poll Results: If you could go back in time and relive any decade in Seattle history, which decade would you choose
1930's 0 0%
1940's 0 0%
1950's 3 8.33%
1960's 5 13.89%
1970's 6 16.67%
1980's 9 25.00%
1990's 11 30.56%
2000's ( 2000-2010 ) 0 0%
None of the above because this current decade is the best. 2 5.56%
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:28 AM
 
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If you could go back in time and relive any decade in Seattle history, which decade would you choose?
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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It would have been nice to be of age and in this town in the 90s, for the height of alternative rock.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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I chose the 60s because at that time, Boeing was just booming and was embarking on so many awesome projects, including:

1) The moon shot (Apollo program, they built one of the segments, albeit in another part of the country)
2) 747 program
3) 737 program

Among other things. The World's Fair was held in 1962. Seattle was also on the forefront of counterculture and saw many interesting things happen in terms of the Vietnam war protest, music, the arts, and the very beginnings of the coffee culture.

The 70s would have been interesting from a city economic diversification lesson. So would have the mid 80s once Microsoft gained a foothold here (and MAN would it have been sweet to have owned some of their stock!). 90s would have been interesting again for the cultural reasons and the Internet / continuing electronics boom.

But all in all, the 60s defined the city and region in ways that are still around today, with the 80s a close second.
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Old 07-02-2020, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Default any time before the tech takeover

It would've been much better to live in a city of airplane builders and hikers.
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Old 07-02-2020, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The 80s was incredible here! Too many reasons to list but I'll name a few:


1. They actually had something called music in this decade.
2. Could buy a really nice house for 150K.
3. Pre population explosion.
4. Folks were far less political, the topic came up but it wasn't omnipresent and people seemed happier.
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Old 07-02-2020, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Yeah, the early 90s with live grunge shows at the Crocodile Cafe is hard to beat.
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Old 07-02-2020, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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1970s: my friends and I would spend the weekends there going to concerts and the clubs. What a decade!
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Old 07-02-2020, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Bend OR
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Seattle area was awesome in the 80's and 90's.
It sadly went to **** after that.

I worked as an engineer in high tech, mtn biked, hiked and Xc skied All that was much better then.

And yes, affordable housing. We bought our 2000 sq foot split-level house in Kirkland for $72k

And the music was GREAT.
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Old 07-02-2020, 11:13 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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I will take a somewhat different approach here. I would go back to the 70's because they were great! (Atleast for me). Why not re-live some of that? I was just 11 years old in 1970. Of course my body was changing and that in inself was so damn interesting. New everything. I was a discoverer! I was intensly interested in everyting going on. Watergate, Nixon, the recession, the recovery, the intensity of the politics, Carter, Reagan eventually. How fatefull to grow up in such an interesting and challenging time. Perhaps changed my outlook/expectations for future decades. And yes, I am still optimistic today despite all our current problems. And my history actually forms that optimism, believe it or not.
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Old 07-04-2020, 07:52 AM
 
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The 90's was a great time in Seattle. If I could back I would buy real estate there, and stock in Microsoft and Starbucks.
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