Is it just me or are Kirkland and Bellevue super clean and scenic compared to Bay area?

Microsoft corridor
Jul 13 26 Comments

Came over to mothership HQ for work and boy am I impressed!

The streets are actually clean, there are trees everywhere, I'm yet to encounter a homeless person, heck even the buses are clean here...

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Microsoft $€£¥
    Seattle is worse than Bellevue / Kirkland. But still way better than SFO
    Jul 13 8
    • Cisco bring_iton
      Still kind of baffles me that people hold such strong opinions when they haven't lived in the city. If they lived and still call it SFO, Amen!
      Jul 13
    • Amazon / Eng
      weeeeeeee

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      Seattle homeless is worse than SF
      Jul 13
    • Intel gifkapa
      NFW is homeless worse in Seattle. They’ve got their rent cities, but the homeless strewn on every block around Union Square (let alone the Loin) are everywhere.
      Jul 13
    • Intel gifkapa
      Like I said, I don’t doubt the total, but per capita King County is lower given pop of 2.5m and SF under a million, and they are much more centralized in Seattle so I don’t have to see them, step over them, and avoid the panhandling. SF they are everywhere
      Jul 13
  • Salesforce op
    Don't go to Seattle's side of the lake.
    Jul 13 0
  • Intel gifkapa
    Don’t forget the privilege of not donating 10% of your pay to a government that sux at providing services
    Jul 13 3
    • Adobe / Eng jnbgcc
      How do property taxes between the BA and Seattle compare? How about sales tax, gas tax and others? Are you really saving that %10 or is the government taking it some way other than income tax?
      Jul 13
    • Expedia tritan
      Sales tax 10%, property tax around 1% but reassessed every year at market rate, gas is a little cheaper than CA
      Jul 13
    • Intel gifkapa
      Not close to true.

      1% prop tax on $1.5M home in Bay Area (which is really a piece of shit) is $15K vs more than the $10K on a $750K house in Seattle. Yes, if you bought your place in 1979 in SF, you are sitting pretty.

      Gas is about 10% more expensive in the Bay (god forbid you try to find a gas station in SF).

      Sales tax is 1.5% difference advantage towards CA, but that’s obviously after tax and after savings.

      It’s a 10% pay raise to move to Seattle.
      Jul 13
  • Amazon / Eng
    weeeeeeee

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    I don’t think Bellevue/Kirkland reward homelessness like Seattle or the Bay Area does. We shouldn’t act surprised when incentivized behavior increases.
    Jul 13 0
  • Microsoft 1337r0x0r
    Homeless people in exist in Bellevue/Kirkland, but most of them are in Seattle
    Jul 13 0
  • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
    Also so much greenery in and around Bellevue / Kirkland. Bay Area all you can see is ppl and food
    Jul 13 2
    • Cisco bring_iton
      Yeah, beautiful clouds that resemble tacos, waves that resemble ramen, sun that resembles fried egg. LMAO, seeing food!!
      Jul 13
    • Oracle ☃️🌴
      Eh that bay water is visually pretty close to hot and sour soup.....
      Jul 13
  • New / Eng QTdN03
    Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond are all real nice. We don’t tolerate lawlessness the same way they do in Seattle. Recently, I saw someone starting to setup camp near my neighborhood. I called the police. Never saw them again. I don’t know what they do, and the west coast has drained my empathy to the point that I don’t care.
    Jul 13 0
  • Facebook lnstagram
    It’s not just you, it’s also Gates and Bezos.
    Haven’t seen homeless in Kirkland.
    Saw a few in Bellevue downtown once.
    Jul 13 2
    • Intel gifkapa
      You haven’t seen the guy with the board about having prostrate cancer that’s been there for 10 years? Nice dude, skeptical of his story.
      Jul 13
    • Facebook lnstagram
      Omg, I never even read what’s written on those boards (:
      Jul 14
  • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
    The answer is rain. Rains clean shit off the street.
    Jul 13 0
  • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
    Bayarea vs Seattle is like the Ronaldo vs Messi threads.

    It just keeps going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on
    Jul 13 1