Bainbridge Island and Seattle WA?
Im looking to move to Washington state and need some info about seattle and near city bainbridge island. I hear Bainbridge is a nice safe place to live not far from seattle. About how much is the cost of living? when i move to WA i would be looking a job as a therapist, about how much do therapists make in Seattle a year or hour?...............................any additional info on Seattle/Bainbridge would be much appreciated.
therapist for kids like psychologist
- ToriLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Bainbridge Island is a half-hour ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle:. Here is an article that will give you an idea of what that is like: http://www.squidoo.com/seattle-ferry-to-bainbridge
Here is a link to Craigs List to give you an idea of housing costs: http://seattle.craigslist.org/search/hhh?query=bai...
Bainbridge Island is nice but a fairly expensive place to live especially when you add in the cost and inconvenience of commuting to Seattle by ferry. If you can walk on and leave your car behind on the island it isn't too bad, but if your job isn't in downtown Seattle, you will either need to catch a bus (or two, or three) to get to where you are going or bring a car back and forth on the ferry.
The ferry is scheduled about once an hour from approximately 5am to midnight and isn't terribly expensive if you can walk-on. But if you have to bring a car back and forth it is about $10 each way and the lines are often long requiring a wait of several hours. Then there are occasional ferry breakdowns and mishaps that throw the entire schedule off. If you miss the last ferry of the day, you are out of luck until the next day. And if you have an emergency during the night the only other option is to drive across the Agate Pass Bridge to the Kitsap Peninsula and take a several hours drive around and across the Tacoma Narrows bridge back to the mainland: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Bainbridge+Islan...
Some people consider the island life worth the cost and time spent commuting, but others try it for awhile and move back to the Seattle side of the sound. I would suggest finding a job first before you sign a lease and then get housing near your job. Then you will have a year (or however your lease lasts) to make a few trips to Bainbridge, try spending a few nights there and commuting to your job from the island to see if you could handle the time and expense to get to and from the island on a daily basis. Perhaps you can find a job on the Kitsap peninsula which you could commute to from the island without taking a ferry.
I don't know what the wages are for a child psychologist, but Craig's list is probably the best place to see what is available: http://seattle.craigslist.org/jjj/
- DevinLv 57 years ago
You don't mention what kind of therapist, that would be helpful.
Bainbridge is a nice and safe place, but not there's not much to do there. It's close to Seattle as the crow flies, but not always easy to get to. It's an island and you have to take a ferry to get there which can be a pain and can get expensive to take every day.
- Lisa ALv 77 years ago
I have heard of people who commute daily from Bainbridge to Seattle. But quite frankly, they're insane.
It's a 35 minute ferry ride each way, in good weather, when things are going well and on schedule. That is in addition to the commute from your home to the ferry dock, and the pier in Seattle to your job. In bad weather, it will be longer. When the dock is broken, or one of the ferries is out of service, it will be longer. When there is a long line, and you don't make it on to the ferry, and you have to wait for the next one, it is longer. In tourist season, it's a pain.