Re: [mythsoc] Seattle stinks
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Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 9:39 PM
Subject: [mythsoc] Seattle stinks
> Ernest wrote:
> > I should have moved to Portland, which has
> > its numerous flaws too, but at least has
> > affordable housing and a highway network
> > consisting of more than Interstate 5 and
> > the (soon to be demolished to make way for
> > million-dollar waterfront condos) Alaskan
> > Way Viaduct.
> Portland?... have affordable housing?? hahahahaha... only if you also
> have Seattle-level income to pay for it!
Well, the few people I know in Portland pay considerably less for housing
than I and most people I know here...although it's debatable whether, say,
the Sellwood neighborhood is really Portland. I think that it's probably
easier to get away with living some distance from the Portland city center
because there are more options for getting into town than (the Seattle
equivalent of) slogging your way down crowded I-5 or even more crowded
I-405. I drive to work at 5:30 to 6:30 in the morning, depending, and
already by the time the southbound commute from Snohomish County down I-5 is
stop-and-go. By 7 am it's a parking lot.
The biggest downside to Portland at least at the moment is that it's still
got the highest unemployment in the country, or near to it. But Seattle
isn't much better.