Hey, all. I need a bit of help for my novel. It's an urban fantasy/mystery set in modern-day Seattle, Washington. Now, I know the best way to get to know a city is to go there, but my situation prevents me from going. (though, it is one of my top cities i'd like to visit). Is anyone here from Seattle, or does anyone at least have first-hand knowledge of the city? I've read travel books and downloaded lots of information about the city, but it's not quite the same, is it? After all, the chamber of commerce is hardly likely to say, "stay away from this area if you want to keep all your organs intact." I've gotten a pretty good idea, statistically, of where the wealthier and poorer areas are, but I'd still like to know: Where are the "bad" neighborhoods? Do most people own cars, or is public transport the norm? Where is a modestly successful graphic designer in his mid twenties likely to live? What does it smell like? (where I live, it's mostly a combination of asphalt, exhaust and farmyards) Any other information would be WONDERFUL. Thanks!