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Old 07-01-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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toughguy said "It's an undeniable fact that the vast majority of jobs are centered on Seattle and it's nearest suburbs."

Also defined as sprawl... aka no central core.

That's also my point. The JOBS are centered, but most family living (good schools, shopping, entertainment) is not.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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Thanks for clearing that up Jenbar, and I completely agree with you. The "live where you work" idea is great, but that's where the expensive housing is, and to an extent, suburbs are the new slums.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: WA
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There's tradeoffs with urban living. In general, if you want the 3+ br house and kids, you move to the suburbs, no matter what city you live in (exception: some fly over states). If you're childless and don't mind living in a condo or apartment, then you can live near where you work.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle-area, where the sun don't shine
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This is so basic, I can't believe I have to say it - many people can't afford to live anywhere BUT the "far out" suburbs... and many employers are set up in these "far out" suburbs. There is no true "city core" anymore, anywhere. There is no "going to town" for shopping, entertainment, work, etc.
Yeah, and as a college student, I have tons of money burning a hole in my pocket and can afford an apartment. Or, being that I have such a high tolerance for noise and messiness, I could easily live in the dorms.

I also told my mom from inside her womb to live here. And you know how nonresident tuition rates are 3.0 to 3.5 times the resident tuition rates, making people either go to college in their own state or pay an arm and a leg to go to college in another state? I made up that law. [/sarcasm]
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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toughguy said "It's an undeniable fact that the vast majority of jobs are centered on Seattle and it's nearest suburbs."

Also defined as sprawl... aka no central core.

That's also my point. The JOBS are centered, but most family living (good schools, shopping, entertainment) is not.
It depends on your definition of "centered". Compared to a lot of sunbelt metros, the sprawl in Puget Sound is somewhat dense and contained. San Francisco has a central core, NYC has a central core, yet they both have extensive suburbs and urban sprawl.....its the same concept. Just because you have many people commuting from inner suburbs for their jobs does not mean that there is no central core. If you look at the area as a whole, it's obvious what the main commuting patterns are, and it's obvious that Seattle and the Eastside are unquestionably the hub of the activity.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:28 AM
 
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Ahh shucks man, this thread was to burn SUV's and get people to speed in Seattle, ahh nevermind.
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