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Tue Mar 14, 2017
Christine.woods32 answered:
Queen Anne is a pretty good neighborhood. It’s not a downtown, however it’s close to it. It seems to be the place that people move to when they don’t want to party anymore.

Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond are very safe areas. ... more
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Tue Feb 21, 2017
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quite high especially if you compare it to anywhere except LA / bay area/ Chicago or NY
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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Gameoverlord answered:
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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Christine.woods32 answered:
I’ve heard that Moving Mass is a pretty good one.
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Sun Dec 4, 2016
Michael Ross answered:
Gentrification is a complex and specific topic. I think you're asking whether Belltown is pricey, upscale, etc. I'm going to answer both ways though:

Belltown was never really a economically depressed, low-income area. It is right in downtown Seattle and has luxury, high-rise condo buildings that were built in the 1980s (so it's been a place for luxury living for at least 30+ years). There are areas of Seattle in which gentrification is in full-swing and is causing property prices to rise dramatically and is displacing long-term residents--Central District, First Hill, Columbia City, and other neighborhoods

From at least the early 1980s to now, Belltown continues to be a popular area for residential living and has seen a number of new, architecturally-cool buildings go up in recent years. There are no houses in Belltown--it's all condo living. A person that lived in Belltown could walk to work just about anywhere in downtown or South Lake Union. They could actually shop on foot for some seafood at the famous Pike Place Market and could walk a few blocks from home to catch a Broadway-quality show. It is truly urban living and the prices reflect that. In a recent rental survey, Belltown was one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Seattle with a one br median rent of $2,595.

What kind of people live there? inside the buildings, people who can afford that kind of housing payment. In terms of age & other demographics, it is perhaps a much more diverse neighborhood than many in Seattle; old and young, many different backgrounds. Outside of the buildings are quite a few homeless people or transients. If you want city living, with all it's pros and cons, Belltown is the place to be.
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Thu Sep 15, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
Hello,

If you want to know more information about the property that you are interested to, you may check the county records were the property is a part of.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/

Thank you for using Trulia!

Neil
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
Very very old post, but the first thing I'd do is get rid of the 10 mph speed limit. That's absurdly low for any area, and just gets people to ignore it. Once they ignore it, then the limit no longer does any good.

Given the low limit I doubt the size of the complex is big enough for my second suggestion: Have the HOA hire off duty cops to patrol and ticket. My HOA does that, but the roads are public. If the roads are private about all they could do is report violators to the HOA for fines.

Finally speed bumps are a horrible idea, unless you like to reduce your property values, cause strain on cars and hear cars speeding up all the time. The worst place to live is anywhere near a speed bump or stop sign because of the changes in vehicle speed.
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Fri Jul 22, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
I think it varies by area. The last time I looked a few months ago, south Snohomish County was way out of date in part because the Sheriff was switching over to a new system. Probably nothing was more current than 9 months.

SPD has a lot of crime data on-line and you'd probably be better off looking there if you're looking for something inside the Seattle city limits (or another law enforcement website for other areas).

Finally, keep in mind that a lot of crime can be prevented by simple precautions (lights, not leaving stuff inside a car, etc.) and that some things are rather random. On the last point, in my neighborhood there was a murder within the past 8 years, but and that one event was a family member killing another family member.
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
Google Maps will show you typical commute times at different points of the day.
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Wed Jun 29, 2016
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Mon Dec 21, 2015
Ahhewitt answered:
Try Magnolia 98199. Good Public Schools thru Middle School - High School is a little farther away (Ballard High or The Center School). Safe neighborhood just North of Downtown - good bus service downtown. ... more
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Wed Jul 29, 2015
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Mllapierre, I hope you are doing well. I am not a Real Estate Agent however I asked one of the ones that I worked with for this information. She stated she could not locate this property. She found the address of 1246 Taylor Avenue N #104 but not 1250. If it is 1246 Taylor, she told me that the home sold on 6/15 for $260K. If you would like me to get you in touch with a real estate agent directly, let me know as I have several that could help you with this info that you need. ... more
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Tue Jul 14, 2015
Otie Dunn answered:
Setting up a speed trap you would have to talk with the police department and work with them. It sounds like you have a problem with people speeding in your neighbor hood. If that is the case go to the city you live in ask them to install speed Bumps. In most cases that gets the speeders to slow down. ... more
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Linda Cox answered:
Genesee is a very popular neighborhood. My clients who live there tell me they like to walk to the Alaska Junction for the cafes, boutique stores and other services as part of their exercise program. The homes are on nice sized lots. There is a new children's playground. They have a neighborhood association. Many of the homes have views since there is quite a bit of variation in terrain. Some homes have fabulous views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. My guess is that you will love living in the Genessee neighborhood. ... more
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Linda Cox answered:
Oh, my goodness! There are thousands of things to do with kids and families in West Seattle. Go to the West Seattle Blog to see the calendar and get current information. Tons of free activities, community events, merchant fairs, and all the parks to visit plus go to Alki Beach or Lincoln Park Beach. ... more
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Julie Griffin answered:
Montlake is one of the most treasured and historic neighborhoods in Seattle. Here is a link to Montlake's community page where you can find more information about it's history, features and current events.
www.montlake.net
If you are hoping to find a home in the Montlake neighborhood, I'd be more than happy to sit down with you and discuss how we can make that happen.

Julie Griffin
Keller Williams - Seattle Metro West
206-310-9923
juliegriffin@kellerwilliams.com
nwmoderngroup.com
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Sat Mar 14, 2015
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Amk,
I'd start looking between Everett & Seattle to get to more nightlife, but prices may be higher. Lynnwood, Mukelteo, Edmonds, may all have options in your range however. If you go north to Marysville, things might be cheaper, but you'll have further to go for the nightlife in Seattle.
I can send you a list of rentals in the area if you want to contact me through Trulia.
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Fri Mar 6, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
It sort of depends on your personal taste. There are a lot of window styles that will appeal to some people and other buyers, that won't appeal to others. You just should do what will make you happy. Then hope that the buyers for your home will like them as well. http://www.misterwindowanddoor.com/Storm_Protection_Products_Services_Palmetto_FL.html ... more
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