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Question by Chronos: Denver to Seattle: Anyone made the jump?
Considering moving to Seattle next summer/ fall and was curious if anyone from an area like Denver, Colorado has made the move? I’m looking to expose any “Seattle/ Pac NW surprises” before I make the move.
I’m mid 30’s, work in IT, so finding a job won’t be the brunt of the battle. I’ve already investigated house prices, so I’ve had the sticker shock already. I’ve visited Seattle earlier this year for a week, and may visit again in early November…. so I’ve done the touristy things and want to focus on residences now.
Is the commute to Seattle really that bad from outlying areas like: Lynwood, Kirkland, Green Lake, etc. ? Do people commute into the city daily?
Buy a home outside the city and commute, or in the city and walk?
I’ve heard that it’s difficult to “break in” to a group of friends, and that Seattlites are a bit cool towards new people. Thoughts on that?
I’m just looking for someone to give me good answers to some of these questions. Be creative!
Wow Chris, that was about as negative a review as I’ve ever read. One would wonder why you came back to Seattle, if in fact it was as bad as you purported. My guess is that right now, your mad at the world and taking it out on Seattle. Tell you what, you move out and I’ll move in. I know I’ll be happier there than you.
Answer by madamemeisha
The commute from outlying areas is notoriously bad. I’d recommend living in the city and walking, or taking the really excellent public transit system. I’ve never been in worse traffic anywhere than just outside of Seattle.
I haven’t moved from Denver, but I lived near Seattle nearly all my life. It’s a beautiful and vibrant city, and if you can handle grey skies, it’s almost perfect. The only reason I moved away was to go to school and to get some more sunshine. Other than that, I loved Seattle.
Seattllites can be a bit cool, but I don’t think that only happens in Seattle. There are a lot of music festivals and happenings around the city, which should make it easier to meet people.
Hope that helps some. I can’t wait to get back to Seattle!
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