This thread is a part 2 to my previous thread, in which I asked Seattle dopers past and present for advice on my impending move. I received many helpful posts, ones that made me say to myself: “Damn, I can’t wait to move!”
Well, long story short: Life intervened, and the move got postponed until, well, now.
The one thing that has changed is the 'hood that we want to live in. Instead of the apparently stale and unimaginative Redmond/Bellevue area, we’ve been looking at Lynnwood. Does anybody here have experience with this place? Lived there? Heck, just drove through the place? I’d very much like to hear your impressions, memories, hates, loves, etc. about the neighborhood.
And since I’ve got your attention, past and present Seattleites, I have two other quick questions:
- Are there any neighborhoods we should avoid?
- How is the commute from, say, Lynnwood, to Seattle? Bearable? How’s the traffic on that particular route? I don’t have my map handy, but I think it was about or less than 15 miles. And I’m sorta used to that already, as that’s how far I am from the happenin’ places in Honolulu. But it still can be a hassle to make the commute.
I guess, in other words, my question is if we live in Lynnwood, are we better off forgetting downtown Seattle exists?
Many thanks in advance for whatever recommendations, anecdotes, and in general stress-relieving, fear-allaying answers you can provide.