How's the commute from Beacon Hill or Greenlake to downtown Seattle and Bellevue?
August 28, 2010 10:10 PM Subscribe
Looking for opinions on commuting from Greenlake or Beacon Hill to downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue.
posted by anonymous to Travel & Transportation (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So my wife and I are moving to Seattle, with jobs lined up; mine will be in downtown Seattle, hers will be in downtown Bellevue. We want to live somewhere in Seattle proper that offers reasonable commutes to both downtowns, but we want to live away from downtown itself and the denser neighborhoods around it. Ideally we'd like reasonable commutes via mass transit to both downtowns as well... figure this will be more difficult for my wife, as she may end up having to drive to Bellevue. We'll keep at least one car for general-purpose use and occasional commuting use.
So far we've been focusing on Greenlake and Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill looks great for commuting to downtown Seattle via transit due to the light rail, ok to Bellevue (~ 45 min by bus according to Google maps). Greenlake looks a bit worse commute-wise, but the overall area seems prettier and more interesting.
I'd love to get y'alls thoughts on those neighborhoods, those commutes, and other areas that might work.
Anon due to not all of our friends/family/colleagues knowing about the move just yet. Also if anyone has followup questions or would like to answer privately you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.