Housing around Seattle Amazon

Qualcomm newaws
Mar 5 18 Comments

I'm planning a move to Seattle and looking for neighborhood recommendations around Amazon SLU office.

We're looking for a single family home with a backyard, a reasonable commute (<30 mins, can take the bus or the shuttle or drive), and a safe area without severe homeless/drug addiction problem. Lived through too much of that already.

Budget is around 5000. Can do a little more for the right place.

Any suggestions/feedback are welcome.

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  • Microsoft Bikuy
    Like shadyslim said, $$ is the biggest factor. Queen Ann hill is the closest, Ballard and Wallingford hoods will get you there in 30 min. But you want a yard so be prepared to throw down $4500+/month for a house. Or lower ur standards/increase commute
    Mar 5 7
    • Qualcomm newaws
      OP
      Safe from violent attacks on the street, house break ins etc. The petty theft stuff is everywhere and not a big concern.
      Queen Anne seems to be the top choice looking at the comments so far.
      Mar 5
    • Providence Health & Services S-PgM
      Queen Anne would be my top choice, however, there's no straight bus from QA to Amazon near Mercer. If you are close to downtown, then it's perfect. Half the hill is quiet, another half isn't as quiet. Yard sizes are varied. Can mostly walk to places.

      Magnolia - almost the same. The housing is more secluded from the town. More space, but your entrances to the area are limited. Traffic can suck (as in it's so close but it takes so long to get there) and getting to highway is just annoying. Safe neighborhood, pretty quiet at night. Big yards. You aren't walking out of Magnolia.

      Fremont/Wallingford - close by, but the area is dense (imagine the street parking is full everyday when you get home, but you are in a home and not a condo). The house yards aren't that big. Can walk to places

      Green lake will be expensive (comparable to Queen Anne) but a nice area. Close to freeway.

      Northgate - has a transit center. Will be the easiest to commute, but the school zone is "meh". Other areas mentioned have better schools. Probably best bang for your buck in terms of housing and commuting.

      I didn't include some others like cap Hill, Madison park, Rainier... Etc. I think the ones mentioned here and in this thread will be plenty of option :)

      Good luck!
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft Bikuy
      For the record, I lived 8n Queen Anne. It was "safe" but as others pointed out, car prowling is an issue. Got my car broken into 3 times. That's standard across the city though. We finally moved out of the city. The homelessness and crime weren't worth the rent we paid. If we moved back though we would go to Magnolia. True that buses arent great but it feels so much quieter than the rest.
      Mar 5
    • Qualcomm newaws
      OP
      @Bikuy where did you move if you don't mind me asking?
      Mar 5
    • Microsoft Bikuy
      East side. Sammamish, Issaquah, Redmond
      Mar 7
  • Expedia shadyslim
    If you're completely intolerant of homeless and street people, you should go to the Eastside or North shore of lake Washington, but you're over the 30 limit up there.
    If you like a little urban culture, and are willing to put up with a car prowl now and then, some Seattle neighborhoods are great: Magnolia, Ravenna, Queen Anne, Sand point, West Seattle, Wedgewood - all within 30 minutes and easy committees.
    Mar 5 1
    • Qualcomm newaws
      OP
      Thanks for the input. Had not heard of Ravenna. Will look into these.
      Mar 5
  • Salesforce colddisk
    With a budget of $5000, I’m sure you’ll find something. Neighborhoods up near Northgate rent for roughly 3k. Anywhere with an easy commute has interesting homelessness to go with it.
    Mar 5 3
  • Amazon anEbwop
    Issaquah highlands
    Mar 5 1
    • Microsoft Darth G
      He said less than 30 min commute 😂
      Mar 5
  • Expedia shadyslim
    The price you're willing to pay will be a big determining factor.
    Mar 5 1
    • Qualcomm newaws
      OP
      Thanks, edited in.
      Mar 5

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