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Re: Seattle Area Legal Scene?
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2007, 08:00:53 PM »
On Seattle traffic: Is is bad? Sure. But not compared to LA, Boston, D.C.  Also, it clears up quickly.

On cost of living: High is relative.  It is cheaper than SF, LA, Chi, Boston, NY, DC, Miami off the top of my head.

If someone is looking for low COL and no traffic, try North Dakota.

Plenty of great cities that are affordable and have decent traffic, duder.

There are (almost) none that are on a coast, however.
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Re: Seattle Area Legal Scene?
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2007, 09:21:27 PM »
Example?

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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2007, 10:02:38 PM »
Example?

Just places I'm familiar with, in the west:

Bellingham.
Portland.
Eugene.
Las Vegas.
Boise.
Missoula
Fort Collins.

Des Moines and Pittsburgh also seemed affordable with decent enough traffic. I'm sure there are quite a few other midwestern cities, but I'm not as familiar with many of them.
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2007, 11:08:02 PM »
If Missoula and B-Ham are to be compared to Seattle, I stand corrected.

Portland, Vegas, and Seattle are all roughly comparable COL.  I think the legal market wages are better in Seattle though.

Anyway, I didn't mean to hijack the thread. The point is, Seattle is pretty nice as cities go.

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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2007, 11:32:31 PM »
If Missoula and B-Ham are to be compared to Seattle, I stand corrected.

Portland, Vegas, and Seattle are all roughly comparable COL.  I think the legal market wages are better in Seattle though.

Anyway, I didn't mean to hijack the thread. The point is, Seattle is pretty nice as cities go.

The hijack is fine.

Obviously many of the cities I've listed are quite smaller, but then again not many cities are as large as Seattle.

Also, the COL is much higher in Seattle than it is in Portland and Vegas.
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Re: Seattle Area Legal Scene?
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2007, 02:43:14 AM »
Portland's traffic is almost as bad, and its only a bit cheaper to live in then Seattle.

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« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2007, 03:39:43 AM »
As one who lives in the pacific northwest (Idaho, Washington, Oregon) Let me say the legal market is not good.  Very over-saturated with attorneys.   This is just what some attorneys i know tell me though, and what do they know?

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Re: Seattle Area Legal Scene?
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2008, 12:33:45 AM »
I lived in Seattle for 7 years and have to give my input here. Seattle is an amazing city. The bus system, although not as ideal as a subway, is extensive, and the traffic really isn't that bad. In general, its a wonderful place to live. Bill Gates is pouring money into the law school, so UW's ranking and reputation should continue to increase (and the school is well respected in the Seattle legal market).
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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2008, 11:44:07 AM »
I'm from seattle and we just built a brand new train system that runs all through seattle....It's taken four years to build and will be done this spring....

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Re: Seattle Area Legal Scene?
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2008, 12:35:11 PM »
Here's a post from Above the Law about the Seattle legal market:  http://www.abovethelaw.com/2007/06/nationwide_pay_raise_seattle.php

I lived in Seattle for several years, and it's a wonderful place. 

As for the commute/traffic, it's far worse than, say, St. Louis (or other comparably sized midwestern cities), but it's nowhere near as bad as Chicago.  If you can afford to live in the city, it's not bad at all.  The bus system is pretty good (I commuted by bus for seven years), but it still involves waiting around outside in the cold Seattle rain, which is a pain.