3.6 out of 10

12th Ave Southwest, White Center

47.5045343592837 -122.349864935384
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
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  • Clean & Green
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5

"Identical apartment buildings for blocks"

Giving you a bit of a Stepford feeling, the stretch of 12th Ave. SW between SW 136th and SW 139th is lined with identical white, block apartment buildings. They aren't necessarily too close together, but sort of look like they were constructed in a haphazard fashion, giving kids ample room to play in the grassy "yards" in between the buildings. Although there are plenty of parking lots within the complexes, residents and their visitors park on the street, though it's wide enough that it isn't a bother driving through. The kids on their bikes, on the other hand, are something to watch out for.

The neighborhood is far enough away from the main thoroughfare, Ambaum Way, that it doesn't get much of the traffic noise. There are some suburb-like businesses and shops nearby like you would expect in most areas just outside of the city.

Aside from the whole Stepfordesque quality of the street, the neighbors are actually very nice and watch out for each other and their kids. Chelsea Park, on the east side of Ambaum, a couple of blocks from the Stepford Apartments (no, that's not what they're called) provides a place for families to get away from home to play without having to go too far.

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