ForgedReality wrote on May 9, 2015, 11:47:
killer_roach wrote on May 9, 2015, 11:21:
HorrorScope wrote on May 9, 2015, 10:52:
killer_roach wrote on May 9, 2015, 10:48:
Ultimately, both the people AND the businesses matter. Without the former, the city withers - without the latter it either hollows out or becomes an irrational plaything for those too wealthy to have concerns with money.
True. Seattle is a meca to now, I'm sure prices were already high, they are going higher, it's going to be an LA/NY/Chi/SF if it isn't already.
I've been doing some research out there (actually have been looking into jobs with Amazon's corporate headquarters), and from what I've seen of apartments there they're probably pretty close to Chicago territory for cost, although not to the level of NYC, DC, or SF. (LA is just too all over the place to make a good determination on, although the places people want to live tend to cost pretty similarly to DC.)
650sq ft studio for $2300/mo isn't enough for you?
I had a 1100sq foot penthouse in a brand new building with corner floor to ceiling windows that overlooked the Puget Sound and the Space Needle, giving the best sunsets I've seen in my life. I could also see Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier. It was probably the best apartment I'll ever life in.
Now, for $700 more per month, I have a 700 square foot one bedroom and can't figure out where to put all my stuff and furniture.
Seattle was definitely getting more expensive, and so many of the new buildings going up in Belltown were crap, but it's got a really, really long way to go before it's even remotely close to NYC.