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Old 05-26-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Good Afternoon!
I am so happy to say that in September (98 days away) I will be an official Washingtonian again!!! With that being said I will have to point out that although I was born and raised half my life in Washington (Tacoma & Federal Way) that I was an adolescent and vaguely remember important things such as safe neighborhoods, and hangout areas (lol). So those questions bring me here :-)

I am trying to gather as much information as possible about the best neighborhoods to live in. I am a mixture of a free-spirited, eclectic, tree-hugging, eccentric, hippie-ish, Lesbian nerd LOL! I need to know where people like me hang out and live! (For anyone who has ever been to Atlanta I want a neighborhood similar to Little 5 Points). I am in my mid-twenties, and Single, but I am in the process of starting a family so I would like to live somewhere that offers my modern mixed kind of style but is also family friendly.

Any other pertinent information would be great!!

Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Welcome back! I would think Green Lake, maybe Capitol Hill, Ballard? Others will have fun ideas
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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I'm thinking Fremont or the Central District.
Fremont is the area formerly known as the place that attracted hippies, artists, bikers. It's changed a lot over the years and is certainly no longer the place for cheap rent, but still has some interesting shops ( Deluxe Junk, among others)lots of good restaurants and still retains a semblance of the old days, with an annual parade that usually includes a contingent of nude bicyclists.
It has become more developed with Adobe opening a branch there, and some of the clubs attract frat boys in the evening. Fremont has a sculpture of the troll under the bridge eating a Volkswagen and another statue of Lenin, and a military surplus missile. I used to live in Fremont.

The Central District is the historic African American neighborhood, but I think the neighborhood is now only about 25% African American. It's another neighborhood that has seen a lot of revitalization, and there are lots of restaurants, coffee shops, an independent cinema, a food co-op. The Central District is maybe two miles from the heart of downtown Seattle, so it's very convenient. There are parts of the Central District that are still a little seedy, but the Central District has a lot of cool old houses and an interesting mix of people.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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What about Wallingford, Ira? I know it's pricey, but it has the widest selection of interesting shops and restaurants along 45th that I can think of in the north end. Stone Way south of 45th is interesting, too.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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What about Wallingford, Ira? I know it's pricey, but it has the widest selection of interesting shops and restaurants along 45th that I can think of in the north end. Stone Way south of 45th is interesting, too.
Wallingford is an awesome neighborhood. I think it's a neighborhood that's always been pretty nice.
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