Bothell vs Sammamish

Amazon / Mgmt dhakeKhao
Aug 24 24 Comments

We have recently moved to Bellevue, family of four. planning to buy a home. Budget is 1m and work place is SLU.

what would you recommend ? samammish seems to have bigger houses while Bothell is nearer. kirkland is another option but i didnt explore as much.

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  • Microsoft Krololo
    Buy closer to 520, otherwise your commute will be horrible. There's plenty of homes under 1m in Grass lawn/Rose Hill. They are older, however with proper renovation it's worth it. Bonus: good public schools.
    Aug 24 5
    • Amazon / Mgmt dhakeKhao
      OP
      Very few house choices
      Aug 24
    • Microsoft Krololo
      You only need one?
      Aug 24
    • Amazon / Mgmt dhakeKhao
      OP
      What if I told you choose your spouse in Antarctica ? You only need one
      Aug 24
    • Microsoft Krololo
      Well, some people are worth that πŸ˜‚
      Aug 24
    • Amazon / Mgmt dhakeKhao
      OP
      😜😜
      Aug 24
  • Microsoft tincans
    Issaquah, South Bellevue - near i90
    Aug 24 0
  • Netflix rAcC67
    Sammamish is distinctly a higher class neighborhood. Better community. Safer community. Better schools. Cleaner neighborhoods.

    Bothell is a mixed bag of nuts.

    Go with Sammamish. Catch the express bus into SLU.
    Aug 24 2
    • By higher class you mean mostly the Chinese folks living in Sammamish?
      Aug 24
    • Netflix rAcC67
      Higher class as is higher education and more money. But with that affluence comes some negatives. Lots of the kids in high school get caught up in exotic drugs. It’s been a problem for a while. But there’s zero sketch factor in that city.

      When I lived there it was mostly white, but I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the kids on the classrooms now have non-American names today.
      Aug 24
  • Bothell - newer houses with good schools. Sammamish is old and a boring place to live.
    Aug 24 2
  • Adobe / Eng keeendjs
    My brother lives in Sammamish and works in Redmond. His commute is 45 mins.
    Aug 24 2
    • Amazon / Mgmt dhakeKhao
      OP
      That’s hard to believe as Redmond and sammamish are next to each other. Maybe work is north of Redmond and he lives in south of sammamish ?
      Aug 24
    • Microsoft Krololo
      Or traffic (
      Aug 24
  • Expedia Group / Eng
    Dpf5i9k1

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    The commute from Bothell would be tough but you might get more for your money.
    Of the 3 you mentioned, Sammamish would probably be my pick.
    Aug 24 2
    • Amazon / Mgmt dhakeKhao
      OP
      Because of greenery or commute or house sizes ?
      Aug 24
    • Expedia Group / Eng
      Dpf5i9k1

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      Greenery is everywhere here :) I personally like being at least a little removed from the metro area.
      Kirkland isn't a bad choice either though.
      Aug 24
  • VMware mowglii
    TC?
    Aug 24 1
  • Amazon / Eng cash_me
    South Sammamish is not bad but Bothell or north Sammamish would be commuting nightmare. Why don't you try Redmond?
    Aug 24 0
  • Google / IT yeteng
    In Bothell you will get even bigger house than Sammamish..even at 1M price point you can get in. kKirkland at current market
    Aug 24 0
  • Expedia Group / Eng
    hopperx

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    hopperxmore
    Should checkout klahanie in sammamish
    Aug 24 0