Let me start by saying, I do not live in Seattle, yet. We are making the move for a job and it's daunting.
We are a family of 4, kids age 1 & 5. Our daughter will be entering kindergarten this year. We expect to pay significantly more for housing compared to where we are here (Michigan), but I can't seem to figure out where to start looking. Once the relocation specialist gets involved I need to know where I should be looking.
We are considering an apartment for 6 months to 1 year then will buy a house, once we figure out a location. We prefer rural as we currently live on a farm, but are okay with suburban lifestyle too. Farm is not coming with us.
Are there areas we should avoid? Areas you love? Apartment complexes you love? (We have a dog)