Seattle, Washington 

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Run as fast as you can - 11/13/2020
Seattle is a close second to Chicago! Run into the ground by the socialist Democratic Party. Seattle has become the home of the drug addicts, homeless encampment and gang violence. We are moving to Arizona in the spring. If you value your safety as well as that of your family I would recommend a pass on Seattle. Lastly, Seattle has become the 6th most expensive city in the US. Those who have jobs help pay for the criminals running our Read More

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Not safe any more - 11/2/2020
Seattle has been a beautiful city for many years. Besides having a great mild climate, there are many things we used to love doing there. Some of the best companies are in the area as well, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, Microsoft and Boeing are just a few. Sadly, politics is ruining the area. The liberal agenda is turning the city into a war zone. We lost a great police chief and it seems like there is support to defund the police. I cannot take my family downtown any longer and I feel bad about that. My hope is the new mayor will be supportive of the police and the city will be safe again. Otherwise we will be staying away. Read More

Seattle Now: The Lab Created Emerald City - 9/27/2020
Seattle used to offer something for everyone be it tech professionals; blue, pink and white collar workers, artsy types, social outcasts, homeless runaways seeking refuge, hard working immigrants, refugees and so on. However, that has given way to the dark side of these aforementioned groups due to poor leadership and divestment. I do not seek out to demonize anybody because life is about finding solutions. But the truth must be said.

This may be the Emerald City, but people forget that emeralds are soft semi-precious gemstones that can become dull, crack and break easily. Man made emeralds are like moissanites and Herkimer diamonds: they can easily fool the unlearned and disguise the obvious. Seattle has traded their spirit, culture and associated icons to build a technocracy and corporatocracy that merely filters and recycles their heritage back to itself like a hologram and sell back to them what was originally free to and for all. That is what I see happened to Read More

A gorgeous, unique city with some true pain points - 8/3/2020
A beautiful, vibrant city with many unique neighborhoods, Seattle is what you can make of it. Crime is half of what it was 30 years ago, and the city, while having a housing crisis, is also pretty safe (just compare the crime rate with other large cities).

I love the amazing culture of the south end, the nature, and the general attitude is very friendly though often muted. The city parks are second to none, the water is on every side.

The city has done a terrible job at keeping housing costs affordable. The income boom here means everything is more expensive. If you can work in tech or another professional sector that means you will find a great salary, but for most people that is a struggle.

There is a whole industry based around smearing Seattle that is fed by politics. Its disheartening, even for those of us who live here and don't agree with all the city policies. Don't fall for the virtue signaling, there is no city quite like Seattle and Read More

Seattle is dead. - 7/23/2020
Once a safe and clean major city when run by moderate leaders, Seattle has become a radically left democratic stronghold of rampant crime, gangs, looting riots, homeless drug addicts, mentally ill and alcoholics. The police have their hands tied by the mayor. She has stripped them of most tools required to quell the lawlessness, and they have become targets. as well as innocent citizens who they no longer can protect with authority. "Seattle is dying" was once a motto. That's no longer. Seattle is dead. Read More

Be aware that wild city policies can be a strategy - 6/11/2020
I see many reviews complaining about the city council. Most of these tend to be somewhat average people. There is something that some of you need to be aware of. It is often a strategy of Democratically controlled cities to intentionally drive the middle class out of the city limits. This is damaging to the quality of life, but makes it impossible to change the administration and leaders are guaranteed re-election forever. Look at the top poverty rate cities and the top dozen all have been 100% democratically controlled for > 35 years. One problem with it is that corruption tends to become a serious issue. Baltimore has had 3 mayors in a row bounced for corruption, Newark has that beat, they had 4 in a row go to jail. The last Detroit mayor is serving a 28 year sentence. This phenomenon has a name, it is called the Curley effect after the mayor of Boston who pioneered the technique many years Read More

expensive - 5/28/2020
Picturesque landscape. Worst rated governor in all of the US. He has done a terrible job during the coronavirus pandemic. Tons of small businesses have had to close permanently. Cost of living is very high Read More

Make sure to visit Seattle! - 1/6/2020
I lived in Seattle for 12 years, and it was always Read More

Judging a city only on politics is getting stale - 12/21/2019
First off, its a bit disappointing (although not surprising) that the majority of this conversation is focusing on the usual partisan/ideological tribalism based horse crap that is so pervasive as well as damaging to THIS, ANY and ALL narratives. Enough already. From BOTH sides. FFS. If you are looking for a sleepy small town south of the Mason Dixon with a bumbling sheriff's deputy and nothing but God Fearing Caucasians, you should not be looking at any big city for relocation. Period.

Second....Seattle is a rapidly growing city that is not going to have it all figured out. Housing is expensive. Why? There isn't enough of it. Simple market supply and demand. Traffic is a huge issue as the roads were designed for 1960's/1970's Seattle while still having many topographic challenges. There is also a very highly educated workforce who are relatively young and perhaps not always concerned with much past their own interests. The "Brogrammers", as they are and most of them are Read More

Seattle Changed - 11/10/2019
I was born in Seattle and lived there over 60 years. Back in the 50's and 60's Seattle believe it or not was very much like Mayberry. Even into the 70's there wasn't much homelessness seen the suburbs it was mainly located in the downtown area, and in only certain downtown areas not the whole thing.Now fast forward to the 2000's and tent cities are popping up all over the suburbs. Our leave it to beaver neighborhood had tent communities showing up on sidewalks. Mailbox break ins were happening almost on a daily basis along with cars. We sold our house in 2018 and moved out of state. While on the market we had squatters twice break in and leave their needles and drug paraphernalia. Housing is definitely high we sold our tiny house for over $400k and bought a house out of state over 2,000 sq ft for under $240k. If you are a Republican it is definitely hard to share your views as Seattle being mostly Democrat. I found at least my my circle I felt I couldn't express my views without being Read More

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