If you like a city with housing outside of it in a picture perfect mountian/bay type setting you will LOVE it! Lots to do and see within an hours distance! Ferries to just about all the areas of the sound and NW Canada at your doorstep....oh baby it is fun!!!!!!!
The thing is the weather...but mother nature didn't make it that gorgeous without providing that green lots of rain! You will have typical Pacific NW weather...rain, cold, long rain season (we don't really know winter as in snow...we know it by extended cold rain season! LOL!)...and did I mention rain and wind? LOL~! No but really...summer does come (even though spring is a wonder to die for...so gorgeous!!!!!), and we do hit in the 100's on occasion (natives will be complaining...LOL!) but typically 80's with the ever unpredicatable sea winds (in summer not bad...you get an actual breeze!!!!!).
But the days, and yes...contrary to popular belief we have sun and warmer weather about 3 months of the year on a good year...it is the most beautiful site on Earth to me!
And food...oh goodie goodie!!!!!! So many different types to try from different countries and good old regional American too! You like specialty coffee, micro brews, wines, and all the different types of spirit drinks...well then, you have met your heaven!
Health/interests are big time activities too...lots of biking, walking, running, snow sports (which you will be near...my Brother lived near there and had one hours drive to go snowboarding), water fun, boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife watching, hunting, and MORE!!!!!! even in rain we find a way!!!!!!
There are some awesome attractions too...from zoo's to museums to the space needle and fun park just up the way in Seattle...and a close airport for travel (Sea Tac).
Never a dull moment if you don't want one! And the dull calm moments can be spent watching wildlife and sipping coffee on your front porch as you plan the weekend!
I love it up there...I actually live south quite a bit now...In Oregon...but I am 3 hours away...and we vacation there (lots of local camping/lodging! up there!!!!!!), and I had many relatives that served in the Navy up in Bremerton which is 45 mins away!
Take a visit! I suggest late September (it is still warm and gorgeous and no tourists season).