Where to live in Redmond area

New Wasd
Apr 4, 2018 22 Comments

I want to be able to walk to work. Looking for decent apartments for a single male. 1 bedroom should be enough for me.

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  • Microsoft / Engcorpcult
    Live in Seattle. Your weekends will be filled with fun right outside.
    Apr 4, 201812
    • New Wasd
      OP
      I do not know about this Connector service. It's exclusive to MSFT employees?
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft tKvD07
      Yes, the Connector is a set of buses run by Microsoft for exclusively Microsoft employees to use.
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft / Engcorpcult
      You need to book a seat on connector each day, though I've heard it becomes automatic after it's obvious you're actually riding each day. Aside from that the public transit system is good too. I haven't road the bus to Redmond yet, though i have taken it to Bellevue and it's a pretty chill experience too. MSFT gives most FTE's ORCA cards so you don't need to pay for the bus.
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft ElloWorld
      Don’t live in Seattle. The commute is terrible. I lived in lower Queen Anne and had a connector stop right outside my door and used it every day. It’s not worth the time. I moved to Redmond and my commute is 8 mins normally and 13 minutes. I party and go out in Seattle (maybe once or twice a month) less than I commute every single day
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft ElloWorld
      Keep in mind things cost more in Seattle as well. A good $17 meal out in Redmond is going to be $30 easy in Seattle
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft O|||||||O
      you lost all credibility ElloWorld when you said a $17 meal in Redmond is $30 in Seattle.
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft ElloWorld
      For a similar meal at a nice restaurant of the same quality it’s going to be that much more, give or take a few bucks.

      That’s obvi not if you just eat Dicks everyday
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft O|||||||O
      Your sample is most likely biased because your are probably comparing local restaurants in your small neighborhood within Redmond to hip restaurants in hip district like cap hill or Belltown. There's plenty of smaller neighborhood in Seattle with great affordable restaurants if you go outside of Capitol Hill. For example, in West Seattle, Columbia City, George Town, or even Fremont or Ballard (which are getting more expensive every year, but same can be said of downtown Redmond).
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft JapNslap
      Depends on your political background. If you like taking public transportation because you want to save the planet and wear skinny jeans and played out 1970’s converse sneakers while sporting a knit hat even in the summer while carrying your skateboard to work then by all means take the bus from Seattle. Or, under the same guise live in Redmond and drive either Prius or a Subaru with a snowboard rack on top and you’ll do fine. On the other hand if you don’t believe as a male you should sit down and pee and drive a vette or an M5 as a conservative then live in the burbs and make the commute.
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Microsoft ElloWorld
      Seattle even has a sugar tax on certain sweetened drink 😂
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Google / EngLearningz
    LIV apartments in Bellevue.
    Apr 4, 20180
  • Microsoft haxxor
    Avalon esterra park
    Apr 4, 20180
  • Microsoft MSVn41
    Agree - look into the Connector. Takes 30 mins door to door from Cap Hill during rush hour.
    Apr 4, 20180
  • Microsoft / Productpizzaqueen
    Carter Apartments downtown Redmond. Newer building (1 year), nice amenities, safe and super convenient. Lots of transit options plus shuttle. Ping me directly if u would like more info. I have lived there for a year.
    Apr 4, 20183
    • Microsoft / EngDesiGal
      He said he wants to walk. Otherwise, downtown Bellevue is far better
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft / Productpizzaqueen
      I walk all the time, only 2.5 miles to main campus, plus all the options I mentioned. Bellevue is better if u want night life, though for sure...else I prefer Redmond for all the green, trails etc.
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Microsoft O|||||||O
      What night life in Bellevue? There's just 1 block worth of restaursnts/bars. Just go in Seattle
      Apr 4, 2018
  • Microsoft / Product@zzzzzzz
    I can see another post coming in a few months. Where to meet <blah> near Redmond.
    Apr 4, 20180
  • Microsoft / Eng
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