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Leaving “The House” For the Neighborhood: A Seattle Story

I love feel good stories involving someone ditching uber-suburbia for the life of an urban walkable neighborhood. The Zillow Blog has a great article on such a story—moving from a huge house in Texas sprawl to a condo high-rise in Downtown Seattle. Article author Sabra Davis writes about her experiences in Seattle that are (not surprisingly) similar to my experiences here in Downtown Sacramento.

“Instead of feeling anonymous in the big city, we”ve grown to feel welcomed and wanted, and we”ve become friendlier, too. We”ve discovered that most people, whatever their walk of life, are pretty darn nice,” wrote Ms. Davis. I can definitely relate. Except she mentions that she and her husband eat out 85% of the time. I probably eat in 85% of the time, despite the great restaurants here. If I didn’t, I’d gain too much weight. See my comments about her article on the blog post. Photo courtesy of Zillow Blog.

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  • Dave Dash March 8, 2007, 7:33 am

    You have a hair dresser? Wow, California is demanding 😉

    When we were house hunting a few years ago, we restricted ourselves to the city (of Minneapolis) and chose the house that needed a lot of work, but was an easy walk to two lakes, the Uptown business district, and plenty of other amenities. We never calculated how much we saved since we’ve gone down to one car… but maybe that’s why we eat out a lot.

  • erin March 11, 2007, 10:14 am

    Living in the city definitely gives people more incentive to explore culture and nightlife, plus meet their neighbors (since they’re so much closer). Of course, one of the advantages of living in a single-family home is that, while it may be further away from things to do, you don’t have to put up with noisy neighbors on the other side of your bedroom wall.

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