Poll: Compared to today, I expect quality of life in the Seattle area 15 years from now to be _____.

Compared to today, I expect quality of life in the Seattle area 15 years from now to be _____.

  • a lot better (12%, 18 Votes)
  • a little bettter (29%, 44 Votes)
  • about the same (23%, 34 Votes)
  • a little worse (16%, 24 Votes)
  • a lot worse (21%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 151

This poll was active 03.24.2013 through 03.30.2013

About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.


  1. 1
    Blurtman says:

    And the pods will start at a million at Olive 18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El0R-4ImKXk

  2. 2
    sniffy says:

    “Quality of life” is way too vague of a notion for meaningful poll responses.

  3. 3
    3rd Generation says:

    Define ‘quality’.

  4. 4
    redmondjp says:

    If you like living in a tiny box along a mass-transit line, you will not be disappointed!

  5. 5
    mike says:

    RE: redmondjp @ 4 – I expect the vast majority of SFH near the mass transit lines will still be around 15 years from now. Assuming the lines get built.

  6. 6
    Blurtman says:

    There will be a lot more cameras all over the place.

  7. 7
    macDog says:

    If natural disasters doesn’t bury us, then I’m extrememly optimisitic about this area in the future. Seattle is a highly educated, open minded, creative city inspired by awesome views of the mountains and the sound. There are lots of opportunities for various outdoor sports too. Seattle is already a lot better now than 15 years ago with more economic opportunities, transportation options and social activities, and it’ll get better. There were and always be growing pains and adjustments but we’ll be fine.

  8. 8
    Mr. N G says:

    As long as WA remains more politically and economically libertarian, we should be fine. It would be nice to see some right to work laws put in place. As long as Boeing, a very large employer, has mandatory unionization, those jobs are in jeopardy of moving elsewhere. Oh, and as long as the income tax is non-existent, small businesses have a future here.

  9. 9
    AndySeattle says:

    Define Life

  10. 10
    ChrisM says:

    RE: macDog @ 7 – Yeah, if we ignore the Cascadia Subduction zone…


  11. 11

    15 years from now:
    In Seattle, people who used to write code for a living, lacking hunting skills, will be reduced to fighting over roadkill for their subsistence.

  12. 12
    robotslave says:

    If we do that thing where we project the trend from the past 30 years into the next 15, then life will be a whole lot better for a few, and a little bit worse for many.

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