Where is a good place for a quirky young hairstylist to move to in Seattle?

Asked by DayCordova, Wed Jan 30, 2013

I'm turning 22 soon and I'm planning to move over to the states. I'm a hairstylist and in despereate need to find reasonable priced place to settle into. Thanks :)

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Mack McCoy, Agent, Seattle, WA
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Before I "steer" you based on your age, Day, I'd like to suggest that you consider whether you want to live in an area where you're just another quirky young person, or someplace where your quirkiness is remarkable. Regardless of age, the neighborhoods mentioned below have some seriously quirky people - all-star quality quirkiness!

Realistically, the closer you are to downtown, the higher the rent is going to be. Check out Craigslist, and don't send money to any "landlords" advertising there!

All the best,
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Dennis Paige, Agent, Bainbridge Island, WA
Thu Feb 7, 2013
Where are you coming from and what kind of neighborhoods do you like there? Those answers might give some insight into what might work best for you. Otherwise there are a lot of great answers above...
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Ray Akers, Agent, Seattle, WA
Wed Jan 30, 2013
Seattle is definitely more quirky than many cities, so you should feel right at home! Capitol Hill has been mentioned and the University District. However, the Fremont neighborhood has been considered the quirkiest neighborhood in Seattle for many years. Another quirky neighborhood --and more affordable-- is Columbia City. The New York Times travel section listed Columbia City as a 'must see' for tourists visiting Seattle. The new light rail stops in Columbia City. Good luck with your search.
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Sarah Heath, Agent, Bellevue, WA
Fri Feb 1, 2013
If you're looking for quirky, the absolute first place that comes to mind is Fremont! It's nicknamed "the center of the universe" and has such fun things as a giant troll under the bridge (seriously - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Troll ), a statue of Lenin, and every summer, The Naked Bicycle parade which is exactly what it sounds like (part of the Fremont Fair - http://www.fremontfair.org/ ) . Plus lots of fun shops and restaurants. Runners up for me when it comes to quirky: Ballard & Greenwood (also in north seattle) and Capitol Hill closer to downtown - although as a 20-something that frequents all of these neighborhoods for the different restaurants/bars/shopping, I'd have to say Cap Hill and Ballard feel a little over-crowded (parking/traffic can be tough). Cost-wise, Greenwood is the most affordable of the four (and the furthest from downtown).

One thing you should do is check out some of the local neighborhood blogs to get a feel for the communities, as they often post all the different events that go on - but all of these neighborhoods have LOTS of activities, art, performances, & events.

http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/
http://www.fremontuniverse.com/
http://www.myballard.com/
http://www.phinneywood.com/
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Robin Sherid…, Agent, Seattle, WA
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Hi there, There are so many fun neighborhoods here. However, I think you'd love Capitol Hill, Wallingford, or Ballard. Also, I have a great hairstylist who has a huge salon in SODO and is always looking for new stylists. Send me a line if you'd like her contact info!
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Jirius Isaac, Agent, Kenmore, WA
Thu Jan 31, 2013
You got some really good answers already. These are all wonderful neighborhoods & they all feel a little bit different, although all quirky in their own way. When you get here, you should spend some time in each neighborhood and then decide after you experience the flavor of each of them.

Good luck to you in any case,
Jirius Isaac
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Dave Reith, Agent, Seattle, WA
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Capital Hill is great, but has it's crime issues.
I'm betting you would love Ballard Avenue or the Fremont District.
Much more fun and filled with younger people with great outdoor markets and street fairs etc.

Check em out! :-)

Cheers!
Dave
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Therese Bian…, Agent, Seattle, WA
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Georgetown! Absolutely! The Georgetown neighborhood is the perfect place hands down!
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Michael Cope…, Agent, Seattle, WA
Wed Jan 30, 2013
Hi DayCordova,

It depends on what you consider reasonably priced, but I would first suggest checking out the Capitol Hill area and perhaps the University district second.

A quirky person like yourself will fit in anywhere in Seattle, but those two neighborhoods may be a good place to start as they are mostly made up of a young, creative, and diverse individuals.

Good luck in your search and I would suggest finding a local expert to help in your search to make it easier on you.

Michael
425-213-8124
Michael@mbcopeland.com
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Dan Tabit, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Wed Jan 30, 2013
Day,
Seattle is a pretty quirky place, so you'll fit right in. I would find a local broker to work with you and send you some rentals to consider. Your local broker can explain the different neighborhoods.
Reasonable is always a relative thing. Seattle is more expensive than many other markets, so it really depends on what you have to work with.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
capital hill ( pricey )
Sodo
Ballard
Queen Anne
Georgetown
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