I Hate Seattle

Seattle, what a disappointment


I decided to completely uproot my life in Southern California in order to start over fresh in Seattle. I transferred my job and applied for college with excitement that Seattle was this beautiful city full of opportunity...I was highly mistaken.

Here I am, only five months into my one year lease and I can't wait for it to be over.

First of all, my rent alone is way too expensive and it's ridiculous that I have to pay another $250 just to park my car inside of my own garage -- also, car insurance is way more expensive here and you'll wish you didn't have a car if you do.

The people are terribly rude, which they are everywhere, but more-so here. It's almost as if everyone is just miserable or angry and they want to take it out on you. The people are so awful here that I find myself never wanting to leave my apartment and I don't. I go to work, go grocery shopping and then come home and that's it.
The people were so terrible here that I even had to quit my job that I was with for years. Between all of the homeless druggies that came in to steal or tried to rob me while I was working to my piece of shit manager that said I should fight when someone comes in to steal something. Even the people in my apartment complex are rude, they are struck up, antisocial, assholes, who think they are better than everyone, even though we live in the same damn building. The customer service is terrible, you almost don't even know who's working at the place you are at, because no one helps or greets you. Forget going out to eat, I've had waiters that would roll their eyes, slam plates, and even purposely ignore me and my party -- mind you, I am very polite and treat everyone with respect until they push the wrong buttons.

The pedestrians will walk across the street whenever they want and if you make even the slightest bit of eye contact, they will start something with you. I'm not exaggerating, I had a guy cross the street when it was my light to go and I had to slam on my brakes so I wouldn't hit him and he begin slamming his fists against the hood of my car until I was able to leave. Did I mention that it takes hours to get anywhere? If you want to head anywhere outside of downtown, expect to drive way longer than you anticipated. Ironically, the people in Seattle don't know how to drive when it rains, so the time waiting in traffic is tripled during those extra-rainy days.

The homeless people are everywhere and if you don't give them money, they become aggressive. When you're stopped at a stop light, they will come up to your window and knock until you roll it down and give them something. They don't want food either, I had a woman get upset that we gave her food instead of cash and she ended up throwing it away. If you live here, expect to have people constantly coming up to you and bothering you for money.

Did I mention that everything is more expensive here? I mean EVERYTHING! Even something as small as a piece of fruit at the grocery store. There is also hidden fees in almost everything. I was excited to go to college up here only to find out that my tuition would be $52,000 a year as opposed to $4,000 back in California -- this isn't because I am not a resident either, this is solely based on the program that I wanted to attend at SU.

Forget buying a house here. Homes that are valued at $200,000 are selling for $600,000 within a day. I mean, c'mon, this place isn't that great to spend that sorta money on a house.

Essentially, I could deal with things being a little more expensive, but what's really driving me away is the terrible fucking people. I don't expect people to be in a chippy mood all of the time, hell, I don't even care if people never say hello when we're passing by, but the rudeness is just unbearable. I've only been here for five months and can recall more than fifty negative encounters I have had with the people of Seattle.
Like I said, Seattle is a beautiful city, between the water, the city lights and the green trees, but that does not make up for the terrible fucking people here. I can't wait for this lease to be over so I can actually leave my apartment and not be threatened or treated like shit.

Posted by nowherexo 3 months ago in rude people, traffic, expensive, construction, hate - Permalink

ST3 tax


Who else has been hit with a high ST3 tax when paying for their car tabs? Dear King County, Thanks for forcing me to pay $260 to fund your garbage bullshit transit system that does virtually nothing to alleviate the grid locked mess that embodies Seattle and mainly only serves the wandering homeless and the libtards too poor to afford a car or a motorcycle.

Posted by amcknight 3 months ago in transit - Permalink

Get out While you Can


City of Seattle is a terrible place to live. Too many Libtards, f'd up Mayor and City Council and a bunch of brainwashing teachers in the school system. Not too mention the terrible traffic, weather, infrastructure. The homelessness is out of control. They have more rights now than the average citizen. Lawlessness is what I call it. It truly is unbelievable. Keep inviting the bums. Get in line for your free s h i t.

Get out while you can. Cash out and get out of city limits.

Posted by liberalismisamentaldisorder 3 months ago in All the above - Permalink

Get out while you can. It won't get better.


I haven't been to this site in awhile, but traffic appears to be up significantly.

I've had one foot out the door for years, but I'm finally throwing in the towel. I have a great job, which is the only redeeming quality about Seattle - Good jobs and no state income tax. But the rest of my life has been suffering and I can't do this anymore.

My experience mirrors a lot of posts I see on here. I've lived here for 6 years. When I first got here I was eager to take on the challenge, but now I give up and want to live somewhere
easier- with better weather, more fun, and fewer homeless people.

Initially, I wanted to go out all the time, but quickly found most of the people suck. I've been relegated to an existence where 99% of my time is spent in the office or at home. I don't even talk to most of my coworkers. Most of them are so weird. Sorry that I wrongly assumed your gender.

On the rare occasion when it's actually nice out and I feel like driving somewhere, everyone else will be doing the same and I'll be stuck in traffic for hours, which reinforces my desire to never go anywhere.

Last summer, I went to my previous city, Chicago, and was blown away by all the fun nightlife, the people, the energy. You know, all the things Seattle lacks. I happened to meet two people who used to live in Seattle, and they both said "lived there for a year, never made a friend, left."

Wish I had bailed after my first year as well.

Posted by leave_as_you_are 3 months ago in weather, traffic, people suck - Permalink

I am leaving in 34 days


I moved to Seattle 12 months ago. I'm leaving in 35 days.

I moved to Seattle thinking of an amazing city with classy young professionals and amazing startups, events, communities. This is not Seattle.

Seattle is a place where people growl at you, everyone looks homeless, the dt area is filthy, the University area is filthy, the women are rude and don't take care of themselves, homelessness everywhere, drug problems everywhere, customer service is horrible, there bording up the churches, I was attacked for celebrating Easter, the majority of people die there hair, they only get half of there hair cut, nightlife is laughable, Fremont is a street with 6 divebars on it that are empty. I Haven't Even Gotten To The Weather.

The libs here are so incredibly radical it's scary.
The East coast and mid West are so much better.

Posted by Movingasap 3 months ago in I didn't think it was possible to dislike a place this much - Permalink



Hello everyone! I'm new here. A little about me, I attended the University of Washington (Seattle) for architecture and have been working here for about 2 years after graduation. So yup, I've spent a total of 7 glorious years in this shit hole.

ANYWAYS, aside from having to sit in traffic for nearly hours on end, who else HATES the pedestrians who walk these slums? They NEVER look when they're crossing or walk a snails pace as if to deliberately give drivers a red light! And don't get me started on bikers...they just weave in between the side walk and the road as if they can switch between being a "vehicle" or"pedestrian" whenever they wish! If you are on the road, you will be treated like a vehicle so obey the laws of the road!

Just the other day, I was turning right at an intersection. Mid-turn, the pedestrian light came on and without even looking, some jogger, headphones in, just blindly runs across and almost runs into my car!!! Her mate makes the effort to actually run up to my car and tell me to "watch how I'm driving" and starts hitting my car!! Unbelievable. I hate the people of Seattle and their self-absorbed bullshit! I can understand if I wasn't looking where I was going, but i was not at fault. Pedestrians think that they will ALWAYS be the victim of any motor incident. Not true.

Another time, a woman was yelling at me out at a gas station because I was "taking to long to gas my car" !? Up to my wits end, I told her to "screw off, I've only been here for 4 minutes" and then she proceeds to tell me that I'm a terrible human being. Not sure if I'm overreacting, but the only time I've ever had some sort of altercation with anyone is in Seattle.

Everyone here is super passive aggressive, traffic is miserable, the weather is nice only 2-3 months out of the year and everyone is either homeless, vegan, hipster, or a radical libtard (no offense to any Dems here, but the Seattle libs here are just plain crazy). Sure, Seattle has a lot of scenic areas and there's a lot of recreational stuff, but how often do you actually get to enjoy it since the weather is always shitty? Pike place is dirty, sweaty and littered with homeless people, the gum wall is just plain GROSS, the Experience music project building is ugly and looks like someone a 5 year old designed it....you get the point. I don't know why people find this place fascinating.

My boyfriend and I are sick of it and want to move to Dallas, Texas since his father lives there. Anyone from Dallas or have lived there? I know it's really hot there, and every city will have its pros and cons, but I can't imagine any city that is a terrible as Seattle.

Posted by amcknight 3 months ago in pedestrians, hate - Permalink

Seattle's head is stuck up its own ass


I was on the bus one somewhat-sunny day and looked out the window. I saw what looked like a cute, petite, yet athletic lady in her mid 20s walking her dog. As the bus passed by and the sun got out of my eyes, I noticed that what I was looking at was not a lady. It was some spindley dude with a girly frame, a girly walk, girly shoulders, a short beard, and a fucking samurai bun.

Welcome to Seattle. Please leave your penis at the door.

This is what happens when you live in a city that only gets a month's worth of sunlight. Your testosterone levels drop and you become a girl. I guess the bearded lady was trying to get it back by walking in the sunlight that came out for a few measley minutes. Lift some weights for fuck's sake. I might not be built like the Terminator, but at least I got the Toki Wartooth things goings on. The ladies likes to nibbles my shoulders. Wowee! Only problem is that most of the women here are loud-mouthed whales and the ones that are in good shape are either stuck up, skittish, socially retarded, or all of the above.

I did find it moldy amusing that if someone attempts to call you out on something you did, even if you're in the right, and you bark back, you will get the most shocked/frightened expression you will never find anywhere else in the country.

Many Seattleites behave like a kid that gets really snotty when they're told to take out the trash or do their homework. The population of Seattle for the most part needs a good hard kick in the ass. The customer service, work ethic, street smarts, small talk, you name it. They fail at life. But hey. I wised up and got the hell out once I realized it wasn't going to get better for me.

I moved there and hit the ground running. I had a job lined up, made a few good friends, some equally good acquaintances, and was able to get together and bullshit like you would anywhere else. But good people come too few and too far in between up there.

Seattle deserves to sit in the corner of the continental US. It's a big country so I won't be missing my time there.

To those of you who moved and are doing your best to adjust or are having a rough time. Hang in there. Save up money and move anywhere.

There's light at the end of the tunnel and the tunnel is short. Much shorter than you think.


After I moved away, I got so much sun that it gave me raging boners. Thank you vitamin D!

Posted by yousostupid 4 months ago in morons, pussies, libtards, spinless shits - Permalink

So f*cking thankful I got out


I'm so f*cking happy I got out of Seattle!!!

Whatever I did to deserve being stuck there for years... I'm truly sorry.

So, so sorry.

Please don't make me go back.

Posted by TraumedBySeattleButHealing 4 months ago in Thank god Im out, Seattle bye bye - Permalink

Bizzaro'ville. Not creative... seriously: avoid.



Wow, its hard to describe what kind of personal hell I went though when I lived there. 3 years on and off. The details of how fucked up my life got while under the dark clouds of this emotionally unwell city are far too complex to put into a coherent narrative that would be respectable to your time and attention. I don't want to write a novella on this topic, mainly because I just don't want to relive the details and pain again. Once is enough.

So I got stuck in Seattle because I was married to a woman who's parents unwisely chose to move from California a decade prior. I had no idea that marrying that woman meant I would be sucked into the vortex of the Pacific North West, and had I had the view into my future I surely would not carried down this path in blind trust. But truthfully, the pain of living in a city that has such bizzaro, socially, um "simpleton-esque" people had some strange positive effects in my life. So through some strange karmic twist the awful experience of Seattle actually made me a better person.

Anyways, before I start sounding too positive, I want to warn you that if you are a person who enjoys being happy, feeling sunshine, and being around friendly people, you are not meant for Seattle. The PNW is a grey... grey place. Its so wet and grey for 2/3rds of the year... which is magical and actually quite peaceful and beautiful if you are deep in nature. Wonderful, in fact if you want to go on a creative retreat to write a book or something like this in a place like Orcas Island. But when you take that kind of weather, mixed with a lot of stressed out people, terrible, terrible traffic and a clear growing rift between the Technocrats and the rest of the city, it makes the everyday experience of living in Seattle unbearable. Its sooooo not worth it to tough it out and "get through it". Trust me, its not getting better. If it sucks now, its going to suck more next week, next month, and will be more shitty next year.

There is absolutely no reason to go to Seattle. Well unless you're getting paid $150K to write code... but that's about it.

It's not artistic, its not creative, people are super cliquey so the likelihood of making friends is low.

The only place I've seen more socially awkward/repressed people is in Singapore, and I don't want to knock Singapore because it's a pretty rad place... what I'm saying is I've never seen such a predominantly white culture that is so socially repressed. It's weird, I've never been to another city that's been so unfriendly in this way. I wish I knew why the culture was so rude and at times, toxic.

I now live in Portland OR, and the weather is arguably worse, much to my disappointment, however the people here are generally pretty awesome and friendly. So it's not the weather that makes Seattleites go nutters, drive badly and hate you. Its something else.

Maybe the spirits of the land are angry, like an angry volcano god. Except this spirit is mad as much as its vindictive and bat-shit crazy sometimes.

Seriously, don't move to Seattle. You've been warned.

Posted by TraumedBySeattleButHealing 4 months ago in Weird, traffic, bat-shit crazy people, technocrats - Permalink

Liberal Idiots


I work in Kent but often have to drive into Seattle & dodge all of you fucking idiots in your Subaru Outbacks with Bernie stickers on the bumper. Your mayor is a spineless piece of shit & Kshama Sawant should invite the homeless to come live with her family in her own personal home. Hopefully for her sake they deficate on the hardwood instead of the carpet for easier clean up. What a grand idea to have safe injection sites for addicts. Listen up Seattle. Especially all of you aging, up tight, hippies. You all think you're so fucking smart & anyone that opposes you with common sense solutions are backwoods toothless hillbillies. In all your wisdom, you have become fools. Maybe you'll come to your senses when you're out of money because the city has taxed the shit out of every fucking thing they can think of. Nobody seems to take responsibility for their own decisions or actions anymore so it's up to you taxpayers. Better skip the on the lattes & sell your fucking kayak. Time to pony up for those less fortunate. I'll probably see you on the news Monday night when you're out there with the other cattle marching for no apparent reason except to break shit.

Posted by Brian B 4 months ago in Policies & Leadership - Permalink

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