Relocating to Microsoft Redmond campus - pros/cons of where to live?

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Gumibear

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Sep 20, 2018 18 Comments

Thanks in advance for your insights! I’m relocating from the east coast to the Redmond campus and I’m not sure what part of town I want to live in. I’m a single 28 y/o woman, so I don’t want to move into a neighborhood with just a bunch of families but I also don’t want to have to worry about walking around at night. Main goals: Meet people (not in a rush, but I want to settle down sooner than later), close to running trails and parks (cranky without my daily workout), views would be amazing (I can’t tell from looking online what parts of town are at the top/bottom of hills), <$2k/month. Thank you for your help!

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  • New / Eng JFK,
    Similar situation. I found few studios in Seattle downtown close to Capitol Hill for about $1900. There’re lots of options.
    Sep 21, 2018 3
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      Gumibear

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      I won’t be able to look at places until I’m out there (I think I’ll get Corp housing for a couple of weeks to hunt). Any that stand out in particular? Congrats on the move!
      Sep 21, 2018
    • New / Eng JFK,
      There’re lot of options near South Lake Union, and Denny Park. Those are nice places. Friends working at amazon recommended that! PM me if you need any help.
      Sep 21, 2018
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      Gumibear

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      Thank you so much!
      Sep 21, 2018
  • LinkedIn nightcretr
    Bellevue downtown if you want to be safe. Seattle if you are feeling adventurous and ready to commute (more lively in Seattle). Redmond is dead AF.
    Sep 20, 2018 3
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      Gumibear

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      I’m totally fine with taking the commuter bus (as long as it’s less than 45ish). What parts of Seattle would you suggest?
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Microsoft / Sales volcano
      It'll be tricky to find something nice in core downtown under $2k/month
      Sep 20, 2018
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      Gumibear

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      Bummer - maybe I can find a roomie. I own a place in Charleston so renting instead of buying just feels wrong, but the Seattle market is ridiculous and with Amazon’s HQ2, it seems like the wrong time to buy.
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Nielsen / Eng
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    Downtown Kirkland, Renton Landing, Bellevue Downtown are the best bet for the perfect mix of what you’re looking for.
    Sep 20, 2018 2
    • Microsoft Ggux
      Lol. Yeah, if you are 40 years old with kids in high school. Bellevue downtown is kinda fine, but not the other two.
      Sep 21, 2018
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      Gumibear

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      Thanks for that feedback - I’m definitely not there yet.
      Sep 21, 2018
  • Microsoft BNAY31
    West Seattle, either admiral or Alaska junction
    Sep 20, 2018 1
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      Gumibear

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      How long will that take to commute to Redmond?
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Symantec / Eng inkypinkyp
    Cap hill
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Microsoft return(0)
    I wish I was 28 and single. Dont doooo ittt
    Sep 20, 2018 1
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      Gumibear

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      Hahaha oh gosh - grass is always greener!
      Sep 20, 2018
  • LinkedIn nightcretr
    Yes there is Msft shuttle. WiFi sucks but seats are comfy.
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn nightcretr
    Cap Hill , Denny triangle.
    Sep 20, 2018 0