I’ve lived in Seattle for a large portion of my life, and I for the most part get around by strolling. I am a genuinely little lady, and I don’t convey a weapon or anything.
I’ve never felt hazardous, notwithstanding strolling home at 2 a.m. through downtown, Pioneer Square and the Central District.
Once, however, I was halted at a light at 23rd and Union and somebody attempted to get into my vehicle. The entryways were bolted and I wound up driving through the red light to escape it. That corner used to be a standout amongst the most risky in Seattle, yet as far back as the Uncle Ike’s emporium moved in (the #1 most-prevalent pot retail brand in the express), the corner has improved to the point where it’s sort of upscale. Presently, rather than criminals, you have Mercedes SUVs and visit transports loaded with wired children of post war America anxious to take the selfie, purchase the shirt, and gracious better believe it, buy the wacky tobbacky.
Regardless I maintain a strategic distance from Pioneer Square and the region on third next to the town hall. I had been propositioned a few times while hanging tight for the transport here. They some way or another idea I may be a hooker. Not excessively unnerving, yet irritating and peculiar. This has transpired a considerable amount in Seattle. Evidently hookers here likewise wear wool coats and reasonable shoes.
The territory outside the downtown McDonald’s is somewhere else I endeavor to maintain a strategic distance from. There have been a few shootings, a lot of medication bargains, and obviously, loads of people who will attempt to get you to purchase their CDs or stolen cigarettes. That territory certainly has a scarier vibe than Pioneer Square. I could surpass the vast majority of the miserable lushes around the Square, however perhaps not the 20-something road business visionaries close to the Market.
Lastly, I don’t stroll in the region of any substantial destitute places to stay, which implies I make an effort not to get the transport on the I-90 expressway slope. That is the nearest one to my home and it’s enormous — a present day Hooverville. I haven’t had any terrible encounters in these spots, however I’ve heard they don’t actually incite a sentiment of wellbeing.
I believe it’s everything relative and you would need to characterize “unsafe”. Perilous as in Seattle Central District unsafe? In the event that that is the gauge we’re utilizing, at that point no. There are pockets of obscure zones on the Eastside that I wouldn’t need my tween little girl strolling around during the evening without anyone else’s input however given a similar setting, I wouldn’t be apprehensive or stressed over strolling in those equivalent zones. Presently without a doubt, I would be progressively alert and my gatekeeper would be up however not at all like the Central District or certain zones of Belltown, I wouldn’t make a special effort to stay away from them.
The one territory I believe is somewhat obscure is a little region off of 156 Ave NE in the Crossroads region of Bellevue. In Redmond, I can just consider possibly little pockets off of Avondale Rd, similar to NE 88 St, and another little pocket off of W Lk Sammamish Pkwy at the crossing point of NE 40 St. Not to say there are different regions but rather I wouldn’t name them hazardous by any stretch of the creative ability.