But it’s possible to live in both scenarios at once, though… I don’t mean to scare you. Just wanted to give you a head’s up, that’s all. Hopefully someone more familiar with the Ft. Lewis/Yelm/S. Tacoma/Puyallup/Spanaway general area could elaborate.
Surely, I understand your point. My tolerance for areas of even mild danger is zero. Sounds like it might be better to stay with the housing hunt on the North end (i.e., Procter & University areas).
OK, I promise this is the last thing I’ll say! I didn’t mean to influence your original plan! I was just informing you that the Ft. Lewis area is a major military establishment in the state; and that has a culture that goes along with it that you may or may not like. Some are fine with it. Some are not. I was just saying: hope for some input for local folks and/or investigate that issue, that’s all.
“Danger” is a really weird topic to discuss in relation to choosing neighborhoods to live in. There really is no such thing as 0% danger, unfortunately… some cities planned to be safer suburban cities can be more dangerous than even more “dangerous looking” neighborhoods in a bigger, central city. And vice versa, too. It’s hard for newcomers to an area, especially, to gauge that factor — input from locals isn’t a guarantee, but it’s your best bet.
So, I’ll just say, finally: YO LOCALS! HELP GUSSIE15 OUT! :D