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Thread: Soon moving to wasington. Need help on where to live.

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    Default Soon moving to wasington. Need help on where to live.

    Hey everyone im planning on moving to Washington soon and wanted to know where the scene is big out there. I dont really wanna move to a city thats far away from all the meets and events. I keep hearing good things about the state and i miss having rain and a bunch of trees everywhere.

    Any advice would be great. Thanks!
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    Theres a lot going on in the Seattle area. I lived in Kirkland for a couple months, I liked it there.

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    Gig Harbor is really nice, a lot of stuffy people but otherwise a really nice place to live. About 45-ish minutes away from Seattle. But if you want to be in the middle of it all then live in Seattle, just expect high housing costs.

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    buying or renting? prices are all over the place here.
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    Usually south of Seattle you'll find cheaper housing (kent, federal way, renton, puyallup, tacoma, burien,etc.) and its still pretty close to Seattle, its one big metro area

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    I'm in Lacey. Its a nice place. Just recently moved here so I'm not sure on how big the car scene is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtra Big Kahuna View Post
    Gig Harbor is really nice, a lot of stuffy people but otherwise a really nice place to live. About 45-ish minutes away from Seattle. But if you want to be in the middle of it all then live in Seattle, just expect high housing costs.
    agreed im in gig harbor its a great place to be and nice easy cruz to seattle when theres a meet
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    An option is to live on the west side of the Sound as well; Silverdale, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island... from there you just hop on the ferry and cruise over to Seattle. 99% of the time I never take my car over to Seattle (bad traffic, shitty roads, horrible parking situation) so I just walk onto the ferry and walk back.

    When theres meets on that side, I obviously drive. Its a pretty easy experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tristingrind View Post
    an option is to live on the west side of the sound as well; silverdale, bremerton, poulsbo, bainbridge island... From there you just hop on the ferry and cruise over to seattle. 99% of the time i never take my car over to seattle (bad traffic, shitty roads, horrible parking situation) so i just walk onto the ferry and walk back.

    When theres meets on that side, i obviously drive. Its a pretty easy experience.


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    i live on the eastside of lake washington, kirkland specifically, but it's great. so is bellevue and redmond and its justs a 15 min commute to seattle

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    youll for sure see a car scene there!!!!!


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    Sorry for the late reply, but thanks for the info everyone.

    Ive heard good things about olympia and lacey from a few friends that live there.

    You guys know where the drift tracks are out there?
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    I've been here for about 4 months now and i like it. I bought a house in Federal Way because i work in Auburn and it's right in between Seattle and Tacoma. Not sure on how the car scene is because i haven't really met anyone but i like it here.

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    Don't want to thread jack but I'm also moving up there. Been looking at Bellevue and Kirkland, gonna be renting for now. Would love to have a place with at least a one car garage to keep my e24 and motorcycle in.
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    I'd try and live close to where you are working. Traffic gets pretty awful out here so I'd try and keep your commute as short as possible. I live and work in Bellevue and love it, it's super central and I have a 15 minute drive into work everyday. Kirkland is cool too.


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