Tag: livability

How can it be a problem if something is free? It turns out, free and subsidized parking is a problem because it is often only free or subsidized for the person doing the parking and everyone else pays for it. Two common types of parking in Seattle include: 1. Curb parking 2. Privately...
We completed our preliminary research on 1 bedroom housing in Seattle. We’ll be publishing this research once we’ve worked out all the bugs. In the mean time, we wanted to give a sneak peek at what we found. We took a look at over 2000 units from 11/21/2013 to 11/27/2013. From...
Housing and transportation costs are closely intertwined. Getting the true cost of housing requires calculations beyond the costs paid for rent or mortgage. The federal livability index takes into account not only the cost of providing a roof over your head, but also transportation cost. Homes that are further from...
Generally speaking, Seattle is bounded on the east and west by Lake Washington and Puget Sound, respectively. The northern boundary is relatively straight and runs along 145th street. The southern border is less straight and abuts the Tukwila incorporated zone. It extends to about 102nd street but is sometimes further...
Seattle would be a much denser city if its metropolitan area were squeezed inside the city proper. The current estimated population of the city of Seattle is 634,435 people. If we divide that number by the city's land area, 83.87 square miles (SM) we get a density of about 7,565...
Back in July, Apartmentlist.com researched median rent prices in cities across the US. They found that Seattle was the ninth most expensive city in the country for renting. The median cost to rent a studio in Seattle is $1,210 per month, according to their research, while a one-bedroom apartment costs $1,525...
Walkscore released their top 10 ranking for US cities and placed Seattle at number 8. The rankings: # 1 New York Walk Score: 87.6 # 2 San Francisco Walk Score: 83.9 # 3 Boston Walk Score: 79.5 # 4 Philadelphia Walk Score: 76.5 # 5 Miami Walk Score: 75.6 # 6 Chicago Walk Score: 74.8 # 7 Washington D.C. Walk Score: 74.1 # 8 Seattle Walk Score: 70.8 # 9 Oakland Walk Score: 68.5 #10 Baltimore Walk Score: 66.2   Is...