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Old 02-15-2008, 06:48 PM
 
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Where do single young professionals live in Seattle?
Would it be better to live in the city or the eastside
I was considering Belltown, Kirkland, Bellevue, issaquah
Anyone have info on rent costs, easy commutes into the city, things to do at night?
Good and bads of each part of town?
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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Depends on what kind of lifestyle you want - do you want a more eclectic urban? Then Belltown, Queen Anne, Capital Hill (Seattle) are all great bets

Do you want a newer more suburb area? Then the Eastside: Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah is where you want to be

If I was SIngle with the money - I'd be in Belltown
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Most people live near their work. But I would say that if you are not working on the East Side you definitely would want to live in the city. Consider Belltown, Capitol Hill, Ballard, and Fremont.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:22 PM
 
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Default Seattle, hands down.

The Eastside is great if you have kids and want the picket fence, soccer practice, and a generic anywhere-USA feel. Downtown Bellevue could be downtown Omaha in terms of cultural amenities, and Redmond is worse. Kirkland is the exception, but is awfully expensive. Walking to daily amenities is pretty much out of the question. Homes are (generally) new, with the pluses and minuses that come with them (no character, more space, occasionally sketchy build quality).

Seattle has neighborhoods, each with its own character (Magnolia, Madrona, Fremont, Belltown, Greenlake, Phinney Ridge, Ballard, Ravenna, Sandpoint, Mt Baker, etc) and is very well served by the Metro bus system. All have unique local flavor. You won't get as good a school system as you will on the Eastside, but as singles, who cares?

A big question, though, is where you'll be working. I live in Seattle even though I work in Redmond just because the lifestyle is so much better (to my wife and me). I put up with the awful commute because my job gives me flexibility to avoid the worst of it. Your mileage may vary.

Take some time to actually WALK the neighborhoods on each side - it will be very telling very quickly.
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Live where you work.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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Live where you work.
Agreed!! The closer to work the better life you will have. The commute times out here can be unbearable so the closer you are the better!!!
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