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    nconn34
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    Hello!

    I was turned on to this blog by a friend and former teacher of mine that used to live in Seattle. I just finished my third year as a teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools and will be moving to Seattle to begin working at Pathfinder! I am beyond excited for this opportunity! Seattle has always been a dream city and Pathfinder sounds like an amazing school, so to serve the students and population of a dream city really has me hyped beyond belief.

    I am currently in the midst of finding decent and affordable housing. I will continue to browse Craigslist for postings but would love the input of the locals. Here is what I am up against:

    – I will be leaving Milwaukee around the first week of August
    – I can pay a security deposit and two months rent immediately, though since my income is pretty fixed until I start working for SPS I would prefer that to cover August and September rent as opposed to a first month/last month deal
    – I am moving with just what will fit in my car, so I will plan on buying any furnishings I need for a room once I arrive or would be open to a furnished room
    – The max I can afford on a room for rent and all utilities would be $1,000 a month, and if at all possible would like to go lower.
    – I am 26, will be 27 this September and am very active when I am not at work! I am either working/tinkering with things around the house or biking, hiking, camping, ANYTHING outdoors, and will be going to early AM workouts.

    If you know of someone in the West Seattle neighborhood that think this sounds like a great fit please let me know and I would love to get in touch! Otherwise, if there are other places to look for housing other than Craigslist just let me know! Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks a ton!

    -Nate

    #920146

    newnative
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    Welcome to West Seattle. I found my first apartment through Craigslist when I moved from Tucson. A couple of notes, your $$ceiling is a little low for a 1-bed apartment/studio. You might find a roommate situation at least for the first few months so you can get your bearings and some income.

    #920162

    Talaki34
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    #920232

    nconn34
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    Hello!

    I would be open to Queen Anne but those two neighborhoods are where I will be primarily looking at.

    Thanks for the links!

    The best way to contact me would be through my email: nconn34@gmail.com

    Thanks a ton! Always great hearing from a local!

    -Nate

    #920233

    nconn34
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    Hello newnative!

    Thank you for the response. My apologies, I definitely meant to make a note that I am in fact looking for a roommate situation. I will be sure to make an edit!

    -Nate

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by nconn34.
    #920234

    nconn34
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    EDIT: I forgot to mention I am looking for a roommate situation! Definitely am willing to live within a house of roommates for that price!

    #920269

    Talaki34
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    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/roo/d/walkscore80-new-construction/6617742173.html

    What about a micro apt? Did a post about this, but it vanished.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Talaki34.
    #920263

    Talaki34
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    Some of these aren’t in your chosen area. Just wanted to see if you would be open to a micro apt.

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    https://www.apartments.com/avalon-micro-studios-seattle-wa/k0811y9/

    These might be a little larger?

    http://liveatfootprint.com/properties/avalon-i/ West Seattle
    The rest of the locations are nearer to Queen Ann. http://liveatfootprint.com/properties/

    Not sure how parking works.

    #920475

    mehud7
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    Nate-Welcome to Seattle and to teaching in Seattle Public Schools. It sounds like you have done some research on Seattle neighborhoods. West Seattle and Queen Anne are both very beautiful ones. I would like to caution you about commuting between West Seattle and Queen Anne (as someone who drives the route-but longer on either end), especially with the warning that the viaduct will be coming down before the new tunnel is open. Have you considered White Center or Burien? Both are south and would be a much easier commute than Queen Anne.

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