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Old 12-05-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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I have a interview for a job with Puget Sound Energy. If offered the job I will be looking to relocate to Seattle area. The job is located in Poulsbo but I don't think I want to live on that side of Puget Sound. Can anyone recommend a nice city or town to live in. I'm looking to rent for starters not more than $1,200 to $1,400 a month. Is the ferry the only way to get across the sound and are cars allowed on the ferry. I would like to keep my commute to no more than 1 hour and 45 min. if possible. I have never been to Seattle so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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Poulsbo is NICE!

Why not live there? Did you want a more urban feel?

I'd say stay in Poulsbo - the commute would be hell
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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urban is good. I would probably be commuing very early.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Commute time of day won't matter that much - this place is pretty sticky all the time except weekends.

What kind of urban feel do you want - and how many bedrooms?
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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3 bedrooms. Just a somewhere not to boring.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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Just somewhere not to boring.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Just thought I'd answer the ferry question; yes, they have car ferries. Pretty pricey, though, and I don't think they offer a pass for daily use. Here's their web site:

Official Washington State Ferries Homepage

If you choose Seattle proper or one of its surrounding cities, you'll want the Bainbridge Island ferry.

Personally, I'd love to live in Fremont or Capitol Hill - both areas are definitely not in the boring category. But I work in Issaquah, and unlike you, I dislike commuting immensely, so I live close to work (on the Eastside).

You can check out craigslist.com to get an idea what rent is like and what's available.

Good luck to you.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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I also say - Fremont or Capital Hill, there is also First Hill and Queen Anne, those will be your best bets.

To stretch your budget you can look at Belltown

I've taken the ferry with my car - it was somewhere around $17
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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Thanks kcbelles, I appreciate that.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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Thank You CityGirl72.
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