Best Washington City - page 2

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  1. by   JMinCO
    I was hoping to relocate to CDA/Sponkane but the job outlook is so bad, I may have to expand my search. Anyone know of a mid-size to small town, <60 min to major airport, historic homes/downtown, lakes, mts, snowy winters, sunny summers, with a decent size L & D unit?
  2. by   smk1
    Quote from JMinCO
    I was hoping to relocate to CDA/Sponkane but the job outlook is so bad, I may have to expand my search. Anyone know of a mid-size to small town, <60 min to major airport, historic homes/downtown, lakes, mts, snowy winters, sunny summers, with a decent size L & D unit?
    longview wahsington
    vancouver washington (the biggest out of this list)
    battleground washington
    ridgefield washington

    you should go to www.findmyspot.com
    it is a great spot to find an area to live.
  3. by   kar212
    I recently moved from Lynnwood, which is decent, but not the best. Not much 'culture' there. Edmonds gets my vote as my favorite. Olympia and Wenatchee are also very nice.:hatparty:
  4. by   JMinCO
    Thanks for the reply guys. I'm checking them online. I did find my spot and it even pulled up some places I've already lived in or know of but, for some reason I didn't get much in WA. Guess I'll try again. J.
  5. by   snoopboxer
    All depends on who you are talking to and what you are looking for. I used to live in Tacoma and absolutely HATED it. I hated the city, the gangs, ect. Plus it didn't help that the polution and smog made my asthma develop into steroid dependent:angryfire

    Now I live in Sequim. Absolutly love it!! It is a small town near Port Angeles. We can jump on a ferry and in 40 minutes be in Victoria Canada. If Iwant to go to Seattle (which I do like). I just have a 1 hour drive/ferry. For the cost of our 1 bedroom apartment in Tacoma we are renting a 3 bedroom house on 1/4 acre about 1/2 mile from a beach where I can take my dog and go crabbing. Granted LPN's make about $1.00/hr less. But my husband works for the state and transered over with the same pay scale. I wouldn't trade if for the world. And one of the best things about it, Sequim is in the the "rain shadow" of the Olympic Mountains. When you compare Seattle/Tacoma that average about 44 inches of rain a year Sequim gets about 16 inches a year. And we still get the beutiful northwest scenery.:spin:

    But to each their own.
  6. by   live4today
    Quote from smilingblueyes
    also just love bellingham!!!!!!!!!!!............
    i totally agree with you on this city pick, deb! beautiful indeed!
  7. by   CuteNurse
    I have lived all over Washington, but right now I live in Coeur d'Alene Idaho and commute to Spokane. It is like 20 minutes. It is beautiful here. THere are lakes and a lot of community involvement.
  8. by   JMinCO
    Cute Nurse, I'm hoping to relocate to CDA or Spokane within the next year. Can you give me any info on hospitals, L&D units, areas to live or rent? We're thinking of trying to find an older home in CDA near the lake or in South hill, Spokane. Any info would be great. Reply or private mail ok. Thanks




    Quote from CuteNurse
    I have lived all over Washington, but right now I live in Coeur d'Alene Idaho and commute to Spokane. It is like 20 minutes. It is beautiful here. THere are lakes and a lot of community involvement.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    how affordable is Sequim? It would seem high, seeing as it's one of the top growing retirement spots in WA State now. I loved it, but have a feeling I could not afford it.

    I also love Port Townsend. but again, can't afford it.....
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    If I had my druthers, I would live in a shack on the ocean front. Town not a big preference, but probably as far north of Ocean Shores as I could go w/o getting into the Reservation. It's just calming to me to be there. I wish I could live there, but no jobs!
  11. by   nesher
    While I love Seattle I am also VERY fond of funky Westport.
  12. by   littlebird
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    how affordable is Sequim? It would seem high, seeing as it's one of the top growing retirement spots in WA State now. I loved it, but have a feeling I could not afford it.

    I also love Port Townsend. but again, can't afford it.....

    LOL, neither can I but I live here in PT & love it, it's the most beautiful place to me, esp North Beach
  13. by   hugganursie
    I know you'll probably think I'm nuts, but we live in Tacoma and I really grew fond of it. It has a beautiful North End at the Ocean (where we live) ...and it just has character... dark side and bright side... romantic and provincial, and gruff and urban... That makes it interesting. Lots of culture, lots to see, and, not to forget, several mid sized hospitals .... (eventhough I commute to Good Sam in Puyallup). Unfortunately, it looks like we'll be moving to South Prairie soon, though, since we own some property there and we want to build our house there... But I gues a tiny little town like S.P. has it's beauty...

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