1.5 out of 10

Northeast 12th St, Crossroads

Ranked 1st best street in Crossroads
47.6209856253799 -122.141287647362
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles



"Not a place you want to raise your family"

Bellevue has a few bad areas and North East 12th Street seems to be one of those places. While the rental prices are relatively cheap in comparison to the rest of Seattle or Mercer Island, the complexes are run down and dirty. I have never really felt safe in this neighborhood either, and I would consider myself to be very street wise when it comes to the city. There are a number of businesses scattered along the street but some have closed down and boast a For Sale sign in the window. There are no good restaurants in this area or great shopping venues. The Village Greens Golf Course is nearby but that may be the only good thing about the street.
Recommended for
  • Singles
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Hobo spiders and mean neighbors"

We lived in this area for a little over a year, which was a little over a year too long. We initially moved there because the rent was incredibly inexpensive, and it was close to work. Looking back, the cheap rent should have been a tip off.

The area is run down, falling apart, dirty and unsafe. There were police called regularly for domestic disputes, gun shots fired, and break ins. Cars were often broken into and/or damaged. No one talked to one another, nevermind becoming friendly.

The bug infestations were the worst. Our apartment complex had a long-running history with hobo spider infestations. We set out traps and would find 2-3 in each of the 4 traps every single night. Many homes in the area also have problems like we did with spiders, black mold, and backed up sewers.

Aside from being walking distance to Crossroads mall, I have very little positive feedback for the area.
AdamS Hi trijos326,

I have to ask, what are "Hobo Spiders". It sounds extremely creepy, like something out of a movie!

PureKrome EEKS! Hobo spiders? what the?! trijos326, i'd be running for my life with so many. That's so freakin' scary :(
PureKrome Oh! would love to see pics, though :) Do you have any, trijos326?
CommunityMan They are spiders that say 'yo, got any spare change?'
AdamS hehehe....
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