I absolutely love getting a phone call from a Buyer looking to relocate to the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Since I’m a native of Seattle, I feel pretty confident in discussing the area … and comfortable when talking about commute times and options. I can tell you that, generally speaking, living to the north of Seattle is a more difficult, longer commute than living in the southern suburbs and cities. Emphasis on the word generally, however.
The commute on Highway 167, which bisects the Renton/Kent/Auburn valley and is the primary north/south connector route to Interstate 5 leading in and out of Seattle and Tacoma , is ugly most days. Both directions.