Quote from SMK1
..... Right across the river from Oregon and has job opportunities and very affordable housing. (you can easily buy a home for 100k-125k and they are pretty nice too. We have friends that moved there for the affordability and the slower pace for raising kids. The actual town names are Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. (there are also some commutable tiny towns that are even cheaper like granview and sunnyside).
Holy Moly SMK!!!! The more I hear about it, the more I think about possibly looking into the area of Washington state you mention. So I just Googled it. Now, I admit to hating
cold weather and only disliking the constant rain, so perhaps west of the Cascades should stay my home.
It's 18 degrees
in Granger right now, which is just west of the Kennewick area - in one of those 'small' towns that sounded nice. Population is 13,000. But 18 degrees??!!?? Brrrrrrrrrrrrr...................enguin:
Probably more like 40 here. Thanks for the ideas though. If you run across any northwest area with temps that don't go below freezing and have very little rain and no snow, please let me know, O.K?