Good luck, Jirius Isaac
Do you have anyone you know and trust already living here? They could scout out some options, take pictures and provide some personal perspective to what the areas are like.
You could also put your stuff in storage for a week or two and stay somewhere temporarily until you sort out what you are looking for.
You will have a wide range of options depending on what you are looking for, from downtown active lifestyle places to quiet suburbs and everything in between. Expect our prices to be higher than you are probably paying in Florida.
Rob- Property Manager, RD House Property Management, Seattle
Seattle has its nuances, just like any place. However, you can make yourself crazy trying to parse the differences from afar.
I'm from New York, and I'm not at all "down to earth," but I imagine that you wouldn't do this without some financial resources. If that's the case, take a 1-year lease in professionally-managed, corporate-type apartment building in-city, and you should be fine.
If you have any other considerations, let us know.
All the best,
Where will you be working, Seattle proper or the suburbs? Did you want a house or apartment, amenities, easy transportaion or do you have a car? Are you coming alone or with someone else? You indicate you want to be with young professionals, there are several areas I could suggest based on additional information. Feel free to contact me at DanTabit@Northstone.net with some additional information and I'll suggest a few options for you. I'm a native here, so I'm familiar with the area.
I moved to Seattle from Orlando, FL back in 2009. I agree with the previous post about prices being higher!
I now run a property management company, based out of West Seattle, and would be happy to talk with you more if interested.
Cayce & Gain Property Management