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Old 03-08-2008, 11:56 PM
 
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Can I get info. on rent prices for 2-3 bedroom apartment/house in this area please? What's the neighborhood like there?
Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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I pay about 1400 a month in the international district for a 690 sqf 1 bedroom. It pretty nice with plenty to do, but there are a lot of bums and at night there are some very shady people around. I've had people chase my car screaming at me and had someone follow me into my parking garage saying that some people were going to kill them and that they were right outside(i think she was on drugs) etc etc. Its nice during the day, but just be careful at night .
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Thanks! Your description sounds like the neighborhood we're in here! lol
Actually having been raised in Mexico city, inner city Chicago and now Panama City my kids are pretty street saavy..as long as it's not Cabrini Green we can pretty much deal with it.
We're looking at this area as my girls (17 and 19) want a chance to live in a more asian neighborhood (they're grandmother is Japanese) to be near asian food stores etc. Also, is there a very large Mexican area in Seattle?
Do you have any idea about what 2 bedroom apartments cost? $1400 seems steep to me for a studio in an only semi-safe neighborhood. Maybe the wages pay more? My husband would be working as a therapist (not private..ususally in a hospital or program setting) and I'm considering working as well when we move but it'd have to be entry level something unless there's a need in Seattle for biingual (English/Spanish) workers in some area.

Any information is appreciated..thanks!
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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There are some nice looking residences right above the Uwajimaya market in the ID. But I'm guessing that they are pretty pricey.

My understanding is that the Mexican population in Seattle has grown quite a bit over the past 15 years. A neighborhood called South Park (in the Duwamish District?) is one area that has a particularly large grouping of folks from Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America.

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Thanks! Your description sounds like the neighborhood we're in here! lol
Actually having been raised in Mexico city, inner city Chicago and now Panama City my kids are pretty street saavy..as long as it's not Cabrini Green we can pretty much deal with it.
We're looking at this area as my girls (17 and 19) want a chance to live in a more asian neighborhood (they're grandmother is Japanese) to be near asian food stores etc. Also, is there a very large Mexican area in Seattle?
Do you have any idea about what 2 bedroom apartments cost? $1400 seems steep to me for a studio in an only semi-safe neighborhood. Maybe the wages pay more? My husband would be working as a therapist (not private..ususally in a hospital or program setting) and I'm considering working as well when we move but it'd have to be entry level something unless there's a need in Seattle for biingual (English/Spanish) workers in some area.

Any information is appreciated..thanks!
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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Beacon Hill is an area in Seattle which is pretty nice and has both lots of Asians and a significant Mexican population including the El Centro center. It's pretty safe, close to downtown and the International District...North Beacon Hill is starting to get very desirable, because it has some nice views and is so close to downtown and has some really nice older homes, as well as apartments...the VA Hospital is on Beacon Hill...
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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Thanks! Your description sounds like the neighborhood we're in here! lol
Actually having been raised in Mexico city, inner city Chicago and now Panama City my kids are pretty street saavy..as long as it's not Cabrini Green we can pretty much deal with it.
We're looking at this area as my girls (17 and 19) want a chance to live in a more asian neighborhood (they're grandmother is Japanese) to be near asian food stores etc. Also, is there a very large Mexican area in Seattle?
Do you have any idea about what 2 bedroom apartments cost? $1400 seems steep to me for a studio in an only semi-safe neighborhood. Maybe the wages pay more? My husband would be working as a therapist (not private..ususally in a hospital or program setting) and I'm considering working as well when we move but it'd have to be entry level something unless there's a need in Seattle for biingual (English/Spanish) workers in some area.

Any information is appreciated..thanks!
I think if I had girls the age of your girls, I would be looking for a bit safer area. I really would. There are a lot of Asians all over Seattle but there is an especially dense area just south of Shoreline in N Seattle and there are some really lovely neighborhoods. The rents are not any higher but the accommodations are nicer and you will find they can walk home from the bus in the dark even though you would not be far from downtown.

All along Aurora, around N 140th, there are plenty of Asian shops, groceries and restaurants. I think you should look into this area.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Yea Uwajimaya is where i live lol, and i think a 2 bedroom townhouse here is somewhere in the 2000 range, but not exactly sure. I can find out for ya if you'd like! There is SOO much asian food around here lol, being chinatown, some awesome asian museums, places to buy import anime and import games(Pink Godzilla is the coolest store ever!) Actually if you live here at Uwajimaya, You will being living on a HUGE asian grocery store, with sooo much stuff! It always has a very large gift shop, a book/import cd/import other goods store that is actually a chain in Japan, and they brought one over to the U.S and put it in Uwajimaya! It also has a pretty large foodcourt with like 8 or so resturaunts, of which are Thai, Vietnamese, Hawaiian, Korean, Chinese, and a burger place run by some very nice Korean people!! All of this is in the building i live in lol, i just gotta take the elevator down! But the prices are kinda high, i guess you pay for location and convienience. If ya want anymore info on the international district let me know!
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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Thanks for all the info!
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:28 AM
 
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Pizza, if this interests you, the bookstore in the Seattle Uwajimaya is Kinokuniya, the main store of which is on Sotobori-dori in Tokyo.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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Your kids will have no problems if they grew up in inner city Chicago. The streets here are much tamer. The ONLY public housing project in Seattle is Yesler Terrace, and it is nothing like Cabrini-Green.
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