Who here has relocated from Bay Area to Seattle recently?

Roku Mixi
Jan 7 26 Comments

Any stories to tell of our transition?

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  • Microsoft / Eng Cacadoodoo
    Hated everything about it. Huge mistake. Relocation was a disaster, rentals were shit, new job was a total disappointment.
    Jan 7 5
    • Amazon 🍗am
      I second this
      Jan 7
    • Microsoft Nhub$7@4/
      @Cacadoo where were you before?
      Jan 7
    • Uber / Eng tf
      Do you mean MSFT is shit or Seattle is shit?
      Jan 7
    • Microsoft / Eng Cacadoodoo
      I was a founder living in the Bay Area.

      Both have been shit.

      @Amazon and you?
      Jan 7
    • Uber ZombieZoo
      Microsoft part is expected - been there. Rent... Well, I'm thinking about doing the move myself but it's clear to me that housing is rather the same there as in SF at least. PA is out of charts of course.

      As sad as it may sound, if you are in tech and have no family, there is absolutely no benefit of moving to Seattle area. Tons of CA ppl moved to WA, which made that place as lame.
      Jan 7
  • Amazon lolwhat
    Seattle has all the bad things about the Bay Area and none of the good things.
    Jan 7 3
    • Roku Mixi
      OP
      Care to expound on this?
      Jan 7
    • Microsoft / Eng Cacadoodoo
      Right? Totally agree. Except for the taxes
      Jan 7
    • Facebook / Eng instandidl
      Hahaha truth
      Jan 7
  • Facebook WDWO10
    Relocated 3 months ago. I ended up liking it more than I expected. I do miss sun and warmth here and there, and sunsetting by 3:30-4pm is depressing, but overall I enjoy living by lakeside, Pacific Northwest landscape, nice people, fresh seafood, tons of local apple cider, and having a lot of outdoor sport options (I have never been an outdoor person in my entire life!).

    Finally started to settle down, so the next goal is to understand seasonal produces and cooking in PNW. Also investing in quality winter clothes. Trying to find good restaurants for dishes I enjoy.

    This relocation was to seek a major life change, and I am trying to make most of it by trying things I have never done in California. I mean, living within an hour drive range to the nearest ski resort and 2.5 hour drive to Vancouver/Portland? That is pretty cool to me :-)

    Two major downsides (personally) are the increased cost (both time & money) to warm vacation spots, and Sea-Tac air traffic congestion. CA to Cabo was so quick before, not anymore ;_; instead I got the shorter air travel to East Asia and the Alaska cruise. I hope I will get to see Aurora Borelis in northern Canada at some point.

    Disclaimer: I do fly down to CA at least once a month so I guess I do get extra sun. Round trip costs more $ though :(
    Jan 7 3
    • Amazon nude
      what kind of ingredients are you considering local? curious since I’m also trying to get into cooking 😅
      Jan 7
    • Facebook WDWO10
      Geoduck! Haha just kidding. I don't think I would practice my knife skills with shellfish that is not oyster ;)

      Nothing special in terms of "local". More interested in cooking what it in season! For instance, now is a good time for crabs. Salmon for the summer, and as a big Maui onion fan, I want to experiment with local Walla Walla onions :D
      Jan 7
    • Facebook WDWO10
      I am also trying to figure out why local Granny Smith turns mushy faster than its California counterpart. Seriously debating changing apples.
      Jan 7
  • SAP / Eng grooot
    worst
    Jan 7 0
  • Salesforce Hdhshjaj
    Moved year back and it is not a good idea. Missed sun, Indian food and overall fun. Want to go back
    Jan 7 1
    • Roku Mixi
      OP
      Overall fun? What does that mean?

      I dislike Indian food so I think I’m good there.
      Jan 7
  • Pinterest dhevtxhs
    Why would you do this?
    Jan 7 0
  • Amazon nude
    moved here as a new grad from the bay area and it’s been interesting. for the most part everyone ive met seems to be treating seattle as a stopover or a transition period and dont tend to stay long 😭
    Jan 7 5
    • Roku Mixi
      OP
      Stop over to where ?
      Jan 8
    • Amazon / Product Amznnn
      Agree with this ^. Seems like everyone moving to Seattle is doing it as a step in their career, but don’t plan on staying here for the long run. Everyone wants to do their time here and move back to the bay, tx or east coast.
      Jan 8
    • Roku Mixi
      OP
      Why would they want to do their time there and then move back to the Bay?
      Jan 8
    • Amazon / Product Amznnn
      Because I heard there is sunshine there
      Jan 9
    • Roku Mixi
      OP
      But why do they need to do time in Seattle?
      Jan 9
  • Medallia dealNoDeal
    Hows redmond? Same no sun there too?
    Jan 7 1
    • Amazon ldwigqpsv
      Redmond is 20 miles from Seattle it has the same weather.
      Jan 7

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