What's the pros and cons on living on Bainbridge Island, WA vs. Seattle (major city it is near) or its suburbs

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  • 1 decade ago
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    About Brainbridge Island...

    - Smaller and quieter(it sure isn't the big city). Lots of green.

    - In July 2005 CNN/Money Magazine called Bainbridge Island the 2nd Best Place to Live in the entire US(you'll have to see their report to see what their criteria were).

    - Demographics: median age about 43, a little more than 20,000 residents, median household income about $73,000, and about 95 males to every 100 females.

    - known as a stronghold for liberal/Democratic party: 73% of ballots were for Kerry during last election.

    - about a 30-minute ferry ride(each way) to downtown Seattle -- not including time you wait in line, of course. I make the trip every few weeks just as a relaxing way to get out of downtown(where I live) and onto the water for an afternoon. I know many lawyers who live on Bainbridge and work downtown. Commuting to downtown Seattle is commonplace.

    About Seattle

    Well, pretty much all the pros/cons of a typical major city.

    I've lived in the downtown Seattle area for past 14 years and love it. Everything I need is within walking distance, including work. Having said that, I've mentioned to my wife every now and then that it'd be interesting to get a big lot/house and live out in the woods(Bainbridge) a little bit, while being only 30 minutes from downtown. Maybe in 20 years or so(I'm 31 now) ; )

  • 3 years ago

    Living On Bainbridge Island

  • 1 decade ago

    I've actually never been to Bainbridge (shocking, I know...) The obvious con would be the job market and the likely necessity of commuting via ferry to Seattle for work. My boss loves Bainbridge, though, and makes the ferry trip 4 or 5 days a week to work downtown. It doesn't necessarily take longer (since traffic can be hell, especially if you're commuting from the Eastside suburbs) but you're bound by the boat schedule.

  • 3 years ago

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