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TravelJunkie, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA

We R moving 2 Seattle. We are looking to live in a area which we can walk to restaurants and to markets. Which neighbourhoods should we look at?

Asked by TravelJunkie, Seattle, WA Sun May 19, 2013

We are in our mid to late 20's. We're vegetarians, gay, & have 2 cats. We don't need a lot of space.

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Magnolia and Ballard are two other areas worth mentioning.
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Seattle is a city of distinct neighborhoods. Capitol Hill is more densely populated, hip, and a bit gritty. Queen Anne Hill is close-in, but quieter than Capitol Hill. West Seattle is relaxed and stable, with several walkable commercial nodes. Columbia City is trendy and artsy, with some great new energy (and light rail). If you bike or jog, you might like living near Green Lake. Fremont is eclectic, and Ballard has become dense with new development and a lot new residents.

My advice: plan a trip to Seattle before you relocate. Visit some of the neighborhoods. A 2 or 3-day trip is all you need to get to know Seattle. Good luck.
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Capital Hill, First Hill, Queen Anne hill, & a lot of others. Seattle is made up of neighborhoods because of the topography so each neighborhood feels like a small town. Best thing to do is just spend some day & evening hours in several neighborhoods & see what you like. You should have a lot of fun & there are a lot of neighborhoods you could be happy in.

Good luck to you,
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Travel Junkie

Hi there ...made the move yet? you need any assistance with the possible move at this time ?...if so – feel free to call or email me ….thanks

Dave Skow - WA MLO #278613
Eagle Home Mortgage
w 206 714 9745
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Capitol Hill, Wallingford, and Fremont are all great walkable neighborhoods. Lower Queen Anne may also be a good fit. Have you already moved or are you still looking?
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Seattle is made up of "Urban Villages". Much like cities such as San Francisco and New York, London or Paris, each little neighborhood in the City of Seattle has it's own personality, quite often around a street or two which is it's own little "Main Street.

Phinney Ridge and West Seattle are also areas that would be great places. Many of these areas also include great parks, restaurants (Phinney is home to the fantastic Carmelita's-- a vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Madison Valley is home to Cafe Flora). You won't believe how many choices you will have here. Do you want to live by the ocean, a lake or both? Great boutiques, markets and live music is also in the offering.

Your work and your budget might help you determine what might be the best fit. There are so many options in the different areas, you will probably be pleasantly surprised!
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