Where to live in the south Seattle area?
September 26, 2013 2:43 PM Subscribe
I have accepted a job in Auburn, WA and need to relocate to the Seattle area within the next month. What are some good neighborhoods to look for rentals for a late-20s couple (no kids)? We are hoping to stay under $1600 for a 2-bedroom, preferring a townhouse or small house over an apartment. We need to be somewhat central since my husband will be looking for a job and would potentially need to commute in a different direction.
posted by wsquared to home & garden (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It looks like Renton would be the easiest area for my commute and a potential commute for my husband to either downtown or the eastside. We've also heard Columbia City and Beacon Hill as good options, the West Seattle junction area, possibly downtown Burien. We do want to be near things to do and amenities like grocery stores, but we would prefer quiet and safe over bustling and unsafe. Public transit access is not very important, as we both have cars. No pets currently, but I would love to eventually get a dog (looks like the majority of listings I've seen allow pets with an additional deposit). We currently live in the Santa Barbara, CA area.
We will be doing a brief exploratory trip in two weeks, so we would love some ideas of neighborhoods to explore and Craigslist-hunt, as well as places to avoid!