Best neighborhood to live in Seattle?

Verizon Opopqe
Dec 15, 2018 13 Comments

Single in 20s and looking for a neighborhood that’s quiet, clean and safe in seattle. Has to be within 20min walking distance from my office (Amazon). any recommendations? I like to eat out and chill at cafes

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  • Nordstrom
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    Capitol Hills or Downtown.. you'll get high rise apartments in 2nd Ave in Downtown. Those will be sharing. 3 people in 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. I know many people from AMZ who stays in Downtown!
    Dec 15, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng gldnhndcfs
      The parts in cap hill that are walking distance to amazon are dirty and a little too loud for OP, unless he wants to live in the residential side over by broadway and Thomas, but still a few too many homeless and trash. Downtown or Lower Queen Anne or just Denny Triangle might be better.
      Dec 15, 2018
  • Microsoft Gordon4Now
    East Lake
    Dec 15, 2018 0
  • Microsoft
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    Have you looked at Fremont? Won’t be in 20 min walk but will be a quick commute. But sounds closer to what you’re looking for otherwise than Belltown.

    Also consider South Lake Union, though you’d want to be in the south part of it if you’re looking for restaurants and cafes around.
    Dec 15, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Mike Cohen
    Certain places in Belltown. Varies by block. Or Capitol Hill.
    Dec 15, 2018 2
    • Verizon Opopqe
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      Which places in belltown should i avoid ?
      Dec 15, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Mike Cohen
      The corners full of dealers. 3rd & Bell and close surroundings is kind of ugly. Near the Space Needle is pretty good. Stay away from big parking lots.

      Check police data too.
      Dec 15, 2018
  • Amazon Youngest
    Eastlake is nice as it’s right on a major bus line. Any where from 20-40 minute walk though, but less than 20 most days by bus
    Dec 15, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Mgmt @zzz
    All of the above are good options - Capitol Hill, slu, downtown, Belltown, or if you don't mind a 20 min bus ride even Fremont, Ballard, Greenlake, UW.

    My recommendation is to check them out. Each neighborhood is unique (something I love about Seattle), has its pros and cons, and so what you prefer would be entirely dependent on you.
    Dec 15, 2018 0
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  • Amazon allanact
    Who the fack chills at cafes
    Dec 15, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng Ccdz88
    There aren't that many options within 20 minutes walking distance. Shouldn't be too hard to scout.
    Dec 15, 2018 0
  • Amazon BB!
    Caphill- not always super clean or quiet. Lots of food. And bars. Lively

    Belltown- occasionally sketchy. Has food and is quiet

    Slu- might as well live at work. Dead on weekends

    Downtown: swarming with tourists
    Dec 15, 2018 0