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    Ft Lewis Apartment advice

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    Hey ladies, i am moving to Ft Lewis in a week, my husband is there now looking for apartments for us, and he found a couple nice sounding places but i went online and checked out the ratings and they were very low. If anyone could give me any advice for place to look at and not to look at pleasssee!!! I need help NOW

    Let me know you experiences and if you think it would be somewhere nice for us to stay or not!

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    ps. we have a 60-90 day on-base housing wait
    pss. actual apartment names could help pleaseeee
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    Stay away from the Tacoma Mall. Lacey, Puyallup, Dupont, Parkland and Lakewood aren't bad.
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    How far outside of post are willing to live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyDiva View Post
    How far outside of post are willing to live?
    30 minutes?
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    Any particular price range? You may want to look a bit north in Federal Way and possibly Kent. If you hit I-5, I believe it is about a 20 minute commute to Ft. Lewis.


    The place that I would have recommended requires a 9 month lease in most cases, so I doubt this is the place for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyDiva View Post
    Any particular price range? You may want to look a bit north in Federal Way and possibly Kent. If you hit I-5, I believe it is about a 20 minute commute to Ft. Lewis.


    The place that I would have recommended requires a 9 month lease in most cases, so I doubt this is the place for you.
    Yikes, you think? It always takes me on average 45 mins to get from Kent.

    (no snark intended. I promise)
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    Yikes, you think? It always takes me on average 45 mins to get from Kent.

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    I don't read snark in your response. Maybe I should ask... how far is Ft. Lewis from the Lakewood Shopping Center?

    I live in Des Moines (on the border of Kent) and I have only been down in the Lakewood area a few times and each time on a weekend day, so I never dealt with rush hour commute times. Maybe Federal Way is closer to a 20 minute commute, then.
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    tell your DH to get on the I-5 Drive south get off on exit 109 turn right left on College St. and just drive up and down that street. Plenty off apartments to choose and a nice area only 10miles from post. I personally like College Glen Apartments. Hope this helps.

    I used to live in Yelm. Out the east gate. Their is Roy, Mckenna and Yelm. I liked those areas. Look on Craigslist if you don't want a long lease.
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    does anyone know about surprise lake village in milton!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyDiva View Post
    I don't read snark in your response. Maybe I should ask... how far is Ft. Lewis from the Lakewood Shopping Center?

    I live in Des Moines (on the border of Kent) and I have only been down in the Lakewood area a few times and each time on a weekend day, so I never dealt with rush hour commute times. Maybe Federal Way is closer to a 20 minute commute, then.
    Ok good.

    Ft. Lewis is 6 miles from the Lakewood exit. I worked in Seattle when I first moved down here and there were times that it would take me an hour to get from Federal Way to the Tacoma Mall. It's nasty. I probably wouldn't go farther north then Federal Way.

    Maybe I'm just having horrendous flashbacks to my commute.
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