Yesterday Mandy and I spent the afternoon and evening shopping for apartments here in Seattle. Today we spent an incredibly long day shopping again. We visited 7 apartments today and are totally exhausted sitting in our hotel room. But...we found a place to live for this fall.
We have decided to rent an apartment in a complex called "Century Villa". The apartment is at the top of a neighborhood in Seattle called Queen Anne. Queen Anne is the neighborhood just north of Downtown Seattle and rests on one of the 7 hills that make up the Seattle metropolis. From the second we entered Century Villa we fell in love.
It is just removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, but doesn't feel like a suburb either. We will be one block from the bus stop, one block from a quaint little grocery store, and less than 10 blocks from banks, restaurants, and coffee shops. We are also 3 blocks from Kerry Park, the location of the picture I took and posted yesterday of the Seattle skyline. We really feel blessed to have found a great place in a great location.
The Century Villa doesn't have all the perks that we were hoping for (washer/dryer, dishwasher, parking spot), but we decided it was worth sacrificing those luxuries for the blessing of great location, community, and a chance to be different type of people. Thanks for all your prayers as we maneuvered through this difficult process. We know it helped.
P.S. I'll post pictures of the new place tomorrow after we take them. Grace and Peace!