Young couple moving to Seattle area: where to live (rent) with great views, relative serenity, but close to civilization?
We are moving from Manhattan. We can count the number of times we've been out to fine dining, theatre, museums, culture in general, on approximately 0.2 hands in six months. We're not complete
homebodies, and like to get out to a bar or nightclub occasionally, and she does like to sit and read in the coffee shop.
This lifestyle may
change, but I'm guessing not. More interesting is being close to nature. Panoramic views are a huge plus.
I have the option of working in Fremont or Kirkland. She hasn't found work yet, but doesn't mind commuting as much as I do. One option is to live in Fremont and use the saved commute time to drive to the mountains more frequently (presumably on the weekends).
A better option may be to live in a place with views like this
so that every night when we come home we're in heaven. And it's right in the thick of hiking trails, it seems.
Trouble is, that (Talus) is a 25 min drive to Kirkland. Are there places that are closer, but still as epic?
I've lived in Seattle before, but haven't explored the Eastside much. Now that I'm a little more domestic, I figure I might give it a try. Can we beat Talus?
If not, I might
bank that 250 min/week of commute and check out what Fremont has to offer. That farmers market ain't bad :)