January 14, 2014 10:48 AM Subscribe
My partner and I are considering a move to Seattle from NYC and taking a brief trip there (arriving Saturday and leaving Tuesday) to discern how we'd like it. I've only been to Seattle once, years ago for just a few days. I'm rather attached to New York living, but want to keep an open mind. Any advice on how to most efficiently ascertain how we'd like living there? Sights to see? Factors to consider?
posted by reren to Travel & Transportation around Seattle, WA (35 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
A few notes: What I love about New York is the ease of getting around by subway, the liveliness of the city, the broad job market for my field (public health research) and the diversity of cultural offerings. We want to get a feel for the place, but we would like to focus on enjoyable activities, not trudging around looking at grocery stores and back alleys. We may have access to a car for our trip. I've taken a look at rentals on Craigslist and the housing stock looks affordable relative to New York, so we could probably afford to live in most neighborhoods, assuming we both found work, though not in the very poshest accommodations.
I've seen previous posts about trips to Seattle and the prospect of moving there but I'd appreciate any additional suggestions, particularly those specific to this coming weekend and our situation.