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Old 10-11-2015, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Just because you write in the thread doesn't mean anyone will listen..
If you're intent on living in a "happening" Seattle area (Capitol Hill?) and work in Kent, then just say so. People here can tell you how you might do that, just don't expect them to tell you it won't be a tough commute, whether by car or transit. I already told you one way, in your original thread - light rail from the U District or Capitol Hill (starting in early 2016) to SeaTac, then bus from there to Kent. Would still take well more than an hour, from Capitol Hill. Driving won't likely get you there much quicker.

When you start three threads on basically the same topic, it means you are not happy with the answers you've been getting and are fishing for "better" ones.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: West Seattle
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Just as a point of reference, I live in West Seattle and work in the north part of Kent. My daily commute is usually no more than 20 minutes each way.
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:14 PM
 
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Just as a point of reference, I live in West Seattle and work in the north part of Kent. My daily commute is usually no more than 20 minutes each way.
If you're in West Seattle, you can cut through Tukwila and avoid the worst of traffic. There are several options to get around. But things get dicier when you go even a little further north.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Metro Seattle Area - Born and Raised
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If you in Capital Hill and have a car, you can get to Kent rather easily.... Take 23rd ave south to cherry ( Or anywhere north of construction on 23rd.) than south on MLK/Empire Way and south on Raineir Ave, which turns into 167. I would stay off I-5 and I-405 period.

This route should take about one hour at peak traffic and about 45 mins in moderate traffic.

Coming from NYC, Kent isn't that bad... I use to live in Brooklyn back in the mid 90s and that was BAD!! Yes, there are some rough spots in Kent, but some OK spots as well... Basically towards the east hills. Kent will get worse in the next few years since Seattle is pricing a lot of individuals with "issues" out and they will either move north or south... IMHO, more to the south and towards Tacoma. Again, IMHO.

I know living in the Capital Hill area with a car is a serious pain, but I've found taking the local routes are quicker... More traffic lights, but if there is an accident, just take a side road around it and move on.... Can't do that on the freeways as easily. Also, what I like about driving is that I use that time to relax with music to work and relax to music after work.

Good luck!!
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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Welp just from visiting this weekend and visiting apartments in capitol hill it wasn't too bad of a drive back and forth, maybe half hour, will depend on where I end up in capitol hill. I'll also pay 100 bucks or so a month for a parking spot to ease my pain, but yes I am set on Capitol Hill for the first year and will then move to a less hectic area to relax and save money...
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