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My lease is up in two months and want to move. I live in Eastlake now and got a great deal, but this huge construction project moved right next door and is driving me insane.

Every day at 7 AM they start to drill and bring in the beeping trucks. Everybody tells me it will die down, but this project is huge and slated for 1.5 years, and Im so sick of having to wake up so frigging early when I just want to sleep.

My budget is 1500 with parking, so around 1350 for the apartment.

I want to live in a more quiet area, looking at Burien, West Seattle, Edmonds, I just dont know, Im not from here.

God looking at craigslist with the prices and what u get is so depressing.
 

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My lease is up in two months and want to move. I live in Eastlake now and got a great deal, but this huge construction project moved right next door and is driving me insane.

Every day at 7 AM they start to drill and bring in the beeping trucks. Everybody tells me it will die down, but this project is huge and slated for 1.5 years, and Im so sick of having to wake up so frigging early when I just want to sleep.

My budget is 1500 with parking, so around 1350 for the apartment.

I want to live in a more quiet area, looking at Burien, West Seattle, Edmonds, I just dont know, Im not from here.

God looking at craigslist with the prices and what u get is so depressing.
Burien is fine. Just stay away from living anywhere that is walking distance to the transit center. It's more expensive. Stay away from anything on 1st Ave SW from Meyers Way to 150th. Stay away from anything on Ambaum way from White Center to about 148th. Anything in between those two streets are fine. Stay away from WHITE CENTER!!!! Top Hat is fine. Stay away from SOUTH PARK!! Delridge way in West Seattle is sketchy too, but the neighborhoods up the hill on the East or the west are fine. I live in North Burien/ Almost Top Hat which is free from Crackheads. I'm fine here, but just down the hill ( Meyers Way) it all goes to hell in a hand basket. Fortunately they (Crackheads / homeless camps, tend to stay in their own neck of the woods. )

As for Uber. I go to school first then Uber from there after school. When I don't have school, I head either to the west (Fauntleroy ferry dock, West Seattle Junction) or the east, (Rainier Beach/ Columbia City) or I'll head north to SODO, Bell Town, or Ballard.

The cost of living is low in Burien, so therefore it's been my experience the few times I worked it, very short rides. Also, I have a very strong aversion to seeing my pax in my local grocery store or when I'm running errands. So I tend to get out of Burien quickly if I'm gonna work.
 
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Why don't you try North Bend?
I havent been out that way, should check out. Saw a studio on craigslist for 1100 there just now, bet it would for sure be quiet!

I would look around north east renton, closer to factoria the better.
Seems like Renton has a ton of rentals, will see if I can geotarget that area.

Burien is fine. Just stay away from living anywhere that is walking distance to the transit center. It's more expensive. Stay away from anything on 1st Ave SW from Meyers Way to 150th. Stay away from anything on Ambaum way from White Center to about 148th. Anything in between those two streets are fine. Stay away from WHITE CENTER!!!!
Ok if I find some Burien places to look at Ill ask you first if in the go zone.

Is White Center that bad? I had a ride there last week and the downtown area looked hopping, is it crackheadville there?
 

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You might have luck with certain parts of the east side. Totem lake, Juanita, bothell and even kenmore. I would investigate the crappier parts of the north end too. Norfgate, lake shitty, etc. seems to surge often in the morning.

I havent been out that way, should check out. Saw a studio on craigslist for 1100 there just now, bet it would for sure be quiet!

Seems like Renton has a ton of rentals, will see if I can geotarget that area.

Ok if I find some Burien places to look at Ill ask you first if in the go zone.

Is White Center that bad? I had a ride there last week and the downtown area looked hopping, is it crackheadville there?
White center sucks big time. That's one of the few areas I'll deadhead out of with no guilt.
 

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stay where you are at! traffic sucks

get a portable AC unit and heavy curtains from Ikea... now you can close the window and the city noise out.

I'm in lower queen and construction eveywhere, sucks until Mr. AC and Ikea did it's thang
 

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White Center is probably the worst area of Seattle to be in late at night. I don't even drive through there on my way home. I go way around. Now during the day it's nothing. Very tame. The main by street ( 16th Ave) has lots of shops, retail, and diners. That seafood joint on 16th, The Crawfish House.......yum! Yum!! Also there are great hole in the wall Mexican and Asian grocers and restaurants. But at night, after all the businesses are closed, get off the streets!
 

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I havent been out that way, should check out. Saw a studio on craigslist for 1100 there just now, bet it would for sure be quiet!

Seems like Renton has a ton of rentals, will see if I can geotarget that area.

Ok if I find some Burien places to look at Ill ask you first if in the go zone.

Is White Center that bad? I had a ride there last week and the downtown area looked hopping, is it crackheadville there?
White center is not all bad. A bit sketchy but so is burien esp north burien. I hope you fine a place to your liking. North bend would be cool But little far away from the city. Burien is really not a bad place to live. I've been here 6 years. I like the proximity to west Seattle. Seattle and yes, white center.
 

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You can get a house for less than that, with a garage AND a two car driveway if you don't mind commuting. Hell, you could BUY a house and have mortgage payments around that or less. I've never understood people who are willing to pay big bucks to live in Seattle.

White center is not all bad. A bit sketchy but so is burien esp north burien. I hope you fine a place to your liking. North bend would be cool But little far away from the city. Burien is really not a bad place to live. I've been here 6 years. I like the proximity to west Seattle. Seattle and yes, white center.
Everywhere is sketchy if you know where to look. The West Sammamish Papa Johns was a coke selling front. They just busted a huge prostitution ring in Bellevue. Meth labs are usually located in quiet suburban rural-ish areas. etc
 

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I'm partial to the north side of the city, but I honestly like Shoreline/Edmonds etc as a mellow place to live. If you're off the Aurora it's pretty chill up north, and the farther up you go the cheaper it gets more or less. If cost is your main concern just move far out to wherever and drive into town. With destination filter and a fuel efficient car it shouldn't cost you enough to matter. Living somewhere fancy or cool as a renter is pointless IMO. What do you get out of it? Nuthin' but paying more money to make the property owner rich. Screw that. Tight wad it up I say!

As far as things go, I always tell everybody I know to look on Craigslist, and try to find a place to rent FROM A PERSON OR GROUP OF GUYS WHO OWN A SMALL COMPLEX. These big complexes that are owned by big companies always charge as much as they can get away with, and raise rent as much as they can as fast as they can.

The only way you ever get a true good deal is renting from real people who aren't some big ass corporate entity. I didn't have my rent raised for 11 years in Ballard, which is to say I had a disgustingly good deal by the end of that 11 years. I STILL am paying way under market even after they finally raised it a few months back. The flip side is because I was paying so much under market I ended up not buying a place 5-6 years ago partially because I had it so good as a renter, but that was my screw up! LOL
 

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If you ever plan to sofa-Lyft/sofa-Uber - plant yourself away from good mass transit ... i.e. Bothell, Kirkland area. East Side is a great place to start/end for pretty much all shifts. Non-commuter rides out there are good, most are long as long as you steer clear of MS campus.

As much as I love Edmonds, working in Edmonds sucks. North end is crappy for non-commuter rides, lots of Asian students* doing little hops back & forth to school & store; it can be crappy for commuter rides too with the train. I abhor short hops to/from the stations & Park & Rides. I seem to get very few of those on the East Side.

*Want to clarify - Asian students are great pax, just very short rides.
 
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Thanks for the info, will take some notes from it for places to attack as there is really is slim pickings in each place.

What I want the most is quiet, close to trails and less frigging people. North Bend sounds amazing but wonder if a bit far, will check out. Im really so sick of living in the city after a few years, but need to be able to come in to work. Tacoma seems so far and not sure if want to do that.

There are a bunch of places mentioned here Ill put on list for sure. Im going on vacation next week and when I come back will start to seriously look.

No way Im staying here, the past three days with the weekend and holiday where great, but today started construction up and I ****ing hating it. I use a noise machine and fan to bad results and an AC and shades may help Im still surrounded by this construction site for 1.5 years living in a mehh location (east lake is awesome for being quiet, but its been taken from me and this place is tainted to me).

Buying is not in my capabilities right now but maybe a year or three when Ill be ready, but kinda set on moving abroad in a year or two so will stay away from that.

Would just love to find a decent place to have some quiet for a year or two that is within 30 - 40 minutes no traffic drive to Seattle.
 

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I live in North Burien....... crickets, literally! Not bad at all. I go for walks late at night sometimes when I get off to stretch my legs. I mean like midnight to 2:00 am. Sometimes by Hicks Lake. I would never do that in White Center at that time of day. Hell....I wouldn't even drive through WC at that time.
 

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My lease is up in two months and want to move. I live in Eastlake now and got a great deal, but this huge construction project moved right next door and is driving me insane.

Every day at 7 AM they start to drill and bring in the beeping trucks. Everybody tells me it will die down, but this project is huge and slated for 1.5 years, and Im so sick of having to wake up so frigging early when I just want to sleep.

My budget is 1500 with parking, so around 1350 for the apartment.

I want to live in a more quiet area, looking at Burien, West Seattle, Edmonds, I just dont know, Im not from here.

God looking at craigslist with the prices and what u get is so depressing.
Go to an agency that specializes in rentals. It is well worth the money. Let them do the hunting and a potential landlord will choose you over others
 
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