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Old 03-16-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
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i may be moving to the seattle area if not miami. is SeaTac good?
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Happiness is found inside your smile :)
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Sea Tac is a small town (if you can call it that - Does anyone live there?)

Not quite the best part of town - nuff said
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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I think SeaTac could reasonably be called "The 'Hood". Pacific Highway runs right through the middle of it and is one of our prime pickup areas for prostitutes and drug busts.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:34 PM
 
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I don't know if I'd call it "good" either unless your job revolves requires an airport, in which case it's not that bad. I lived in the area for a little over a year and it's relatively safe except for a few choice areas.

99/international was recently spruced up and it's really cleaned up the appearance of the area. New roads, a median with trees, and the strip clubs are shut down.

Drugs may be an issue in the area. Where I lived was a better area of Seatac and there was still quite a bit of meth action going on in the area. There wasn't any violent crime, but like most of Seattle, property crime was through the roof.

Most of the hookers are down in the Des Moines area. They're very brave and will come right up to your car at a stop light, asking if they can get a ride down to McDonalds (which is a block away).

I have quite a few funny stories about the area but I think you get the basic idea.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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I don't know anyone who would choose to live there!
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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the south end of seatac and north demoines are pretty bad ive wittnessed a few shootings/murders and a handfull of drug deals and apartment raids for meth as well. It is one of the actuall ghettoish places in the seattle area lots of trailer park homes and a handfull of abandoned buidlings
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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The North end of Seatac was just as bad... Someone once told me it used to be labeled the Crime Capital of Washington in 80's. For most part, anywhere near Hwy99 is less than savory. Now Seatac isn't as bad. They're hoping that with the Light rail that the area will start to improve.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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Interesting part of the metro. While the airport area has some decent hotels, and there are some very nice neighborhoods nearby, (Normandy Park, etc.), the old "strip" (Pacific Highway South, also known as International Boulevard), does have a serious crime component. It was quite bad in the 80's and 90's, not sure if it has been cleaned up by the incorporation of Sea-Tac as a city. I would consider other areas first, then compare with the lower rents/housing prices of Sea-Tac. I guess that is a polite way of saying, it ain't the best area of the metro.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:31 PM
 
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i also forgot to mention there is a big gang problem in seatac mostly serenos 13's they are very open and hang out on the corner and all times of the day i have personally been jumped nby one or two of them almost run over and threaten to be cut haha if that aint ghetto i dont know what is
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle & Bellevue
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Unless your job requires you to fly in and out of SeaTac, why would anyone choose to live there? You could certainly find better areas.
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