Best place to live if I'm working at Microsoft (Redmond) and boyfriend is working at Zillow (Downtown Seattle)
My boyfriend and I are going to move to Seattle next Fall, and we are planning to live together. However, one of us is going to have to do the bridge commute to work if we want to live together. We will probably not have a car. I know that Microsoft has shuttles and the Scoop app so I'm willing to live a little farther from Redmond since the shuttles and the app are better than public transport.
The most important factor would be commute time but we are also considering factors such as cost and how nice the area is and things to do in the area. We are both going to be new grads in our early 20s.
I'm looking for opinions on what communities to live in and any insights from people who have lived in the Seattle area, as well as more information on the Microsoft shuttle commute times.