Reviews & Comments
Seattle, WARead the bad reviews BEFORE you move here!
What a complete shame. We totally agree with the bad reviews. Seattle could be a great city. But, it has become yet another liberal mecca, and their policies have now firmly RUINED the City of Seattle—just like San Francisco, L.A., Detroit, etc. #1, do not even think about moving here if you are conservative. You will not fit in, and you will be harassed. Things in the metro area are very strictly liberal. The place has robots as people these days, and the Seattle Freeze is very much alive. If you get “excited” when you actually meet or talk to someone who has a personality, that is just sad.
We have lived here six years, and the fast destruction of the area has really hit the past three years. Downtown Seattle has even been ruined for tourists. If you don’t mind all the druggies, needles and street people constantly bothering you and leaving their paraphernalia around the area, you might fit right in. The area has become a DUMP.
If you are a victim of a crime by one of the homeless or druggies, don’t expect your rights to be protected before the criminal’s rights—it does not happen that way in the Seattle metro area (again, the liberal policies). The City is “used” every day by lazy people who come here to take full advantage of all free programs offered them—so they do not have to waste their days working. Oh, no, they would rather gouge the system and use every government program (which you pay for if you are a working individual). The people who go get their daily drug fixes at the meth clinics in town brag about how they use the system to its fullest here. By the way, all taxis to/from the meth clinics on a daily basis are paid for by the tax-paying citizens of WA, not by the people riding in them. The individuals are not forced to use the bus system (even if there are multiple routes next to the clinics; they can hire a taxi and ride in style, at your expense—more liberal crap).
Do NOT move here without a job. Unless you know someone on the inside of a company, jobs can be hard to get here. Many tech corporations are located here, and they get most of their work force from foreign countries. These engineers come in making much money, and they have driven the cost of living up ridiculously high. You now have to pay more for a one-bedroom apartment than you would pay 10 miles outside of NYC! And, Seattle isn’t anything like NYC! If you rent, expect that your rent will be raised every year at least $100-300+ a month. None of the apartment communities care whether you stay a resident or leave. They will not work with you. Home prices, on the average for a 3/2, start at $700,000 (to get a decent neighborhood, and that’s nothing special). You will need to spend a million to get a good home. The Eastside of the metro area is a little bit better, but has also now been affected by the severe homeless problem, druggie problem, and extensive crime. (Realize that the good people of the Seattle Police Dept. have had their hands tied by the psycho people in government who are in charge; they are NOT allowed to do their jobs properly any longer. If they try to do so, their jobs are threatened or they are sued.)
And, the homeless and druggies convinced the City Council and other idiots who make the bad decisions here that they should not be forced to live in areas that were not so nice (this is in the free housing that has been furnished to these people). So, all areas of what used to be the nice and safe Eastside have now had homeless apartments built there, and some of these residents now commit crimes and stalk people in normal store parking lots (this never happened before they all moved in three years ago). So, you move to the Eastside, pay a little more for housing to be safe, and they move these apts. over to your area, now with more crime. What’s the use of paying all the extra money to live in a “safe” area?
The area is very beautiful as far as outdoor scenery. And, the weather is fairly mild for most of the year; but, that is not enough to keep most transplants here. They usually leave between one and five years of being here. There are other, nicer cities, where you don’t have to put up with all the cons of the Seattle metro area—try the Midwest or the East coast.
The stupid people who run these cities and states into the ground need to be taught that the American people are fed up with it. Do not take your vacations in these areas—take your money elsewhere—to the Midwest or the East coast. The entire West coast has been ruined (all blue states). We agree with the poster who said it’s smart to ‘have a back-up plan.’