Good Neighborhood ... The Lakes

 Ashlyn Walker
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Star Rating 10/14/2006
I lived in Kent for 2 years at the Hampton Bay Apartments. I loved my neighborhood, apartment and the Kent location. There were nice walking trails along the river and golf course. There are a lot of corporate business right in Kent. Kent felt like a small town relief from the bigger surroundings communities like Federal Way. I was close to the SeaTac Airport, easy freeway and highway access. Can easily go anywhere from Kent (Auburn, Puyallup, Federal Way, Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue). There are iffy and bad pockets in Kent so be cautious, but there are treasures to be found too! Easy access to shopping up in South Center. Beautiful views of Mt. Rainer on clear days. Mild weather, beautiful summers. I miss it. Jobs seemed a little hard to get. When I left a big train/entertainment center was being built. I felt safe in my neighborhood, not a lot of crime that I heard of. A melting pot community, all races, and mixed relationships not a huge problem. Good for both families and singles. So many different places to experience in the Seattle/WA area, great for explorers!



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I am currently in southern California and looking for a “better” place to live. Reasons that we are considering moving: - too expensive -too much traffic - too hot in summer - not enough “greenery” due to too little rain - too much traffic - no seasons - people are often not that friendly There are positives of course but, for me and my family, I think it’s time for a change. Could you tell me how your city stacks up? Thanks so much



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