HerseyChris wrote: ccs224 wrote: HerseyChris wrote:
amputatedbrain wrote:I go to U Washington for undergrad. . . . In at the law school, but probably going elsewhere. Just wanted to say that if anyone has any questions about UW as a whole or Seattle in general, I'd be happy to give it a shot. I've been in the law building a bit, so I could probably answer any questions about the facility, but not the academics.
Any advice on places to live?
For the general person I suppose.
But also for someone me, I don't drink, sleep a lot, and like to run, so near Green Lake/Burke Gilman I guess. I also hate driving, so I'm thinking Wallingford, but that areas not that cheap (by looking at real estate prices, haven't look for apartments yet).
If you don't want to go out a lot, and don't mind a long bus commute, West Seattle is amazingly beautiful and cheap. Green Lake is also great, but more expensive, and Wallingford is fun but also not on the cheap side.
Cool. Yeah, when I said I hate driving, I meant commuting in general. I always hated commuting into Seattle from the East Side as a kid. I play Ultimate Frisbee in Magnuson Park on Wednesdays, and I thought Laurelhurst was supposed to be super nice, but it doesn't look all that great to be. Must be mostly the houses on the lake.
Okay, with that passed...
Houses on the lake will always be awesome. Commute wise, you could probably get cheaper housing going North, then, and U-District housing isn't all that expensive. When I was looking into moving back to Seattle a few years ago, Wallingford and Freemont both seemed overpriced for what they offered, but there were craigslist postings for places on
Alki for around $800 a month.
Do you bike? Are you willing to take a 15 to 20 minute bus commute? A little bit of commuting would open up a whole lot of cheaper alternatives, especially if you're not concerned with being in a happening neighborhood.