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New Yorker considering moving to Seattle. How is the job & cost & living there?

To make a long story short I'm not happy in New York anymore & Seattle Washington & Portland Oregon are my 2 choices to move to. Any info will be appreciated.

Asked By: Scooter_loves_his_dad - 9/17/2007
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I used to live in NYC ages ago. I miss the foods. ...I really like it here in Seattle. People are nicer here. They are more friendly, they care more about the environment, and you'll find the pace is more relaxed and clean. I don't have any huge desire to go back east except to visit family and friends. The cost of... More
Answered By: els - 9/22/2007
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I personally love it in Seattle. And it's really not as wet as everyone thinks it is, at least not during the summer. The housing here is pretty expensive actually, at least in the nicer areas like Bellevue and Redmond. You can find some affordable stuff and I mean, since you live in New York, the prices here are... More
Answered By: Rita F - 9/17/2007
 
From NY city... More
Answered By: DoH - 9/17/2007
 
Well you will LOVE cost of living her more then NY... The housing market right now does suck though if you are looking at buying a house... not sure compared to over there though. as far as jobs go there is plenty here!
Answered By: Kellie J - 9/18/2007
 
Well, you live in one of the most expensive places in the US so Seattle will seem cheap. Portland is even cheaper. The job market depends on what you are looking for. Try looking at craigslist for jobs/houses.
Answered By: tigerprawn78 - 9/20/2007
 
I personally love it in Seattle. And it's really not as wet as everyone thinks it is, at least not during the summer. The housing here is pretty expensive actually, at least in the nicer areas like Bellevue and Redmond. You can find some affordable stuff and I mean, since you live in New York, the prices here are... More
Answered By: polo12 - 9/22/2007
 
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