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Old 04-14-2017, 09:37 PM
 
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My family is currently residing in Los Angeles. We have saved some money for a downpayment of our first house, but as we were looking at the housing market in LA, you cannot buy a 3 bedroom single family house for less than $500,000. We considered looking for places outside LA, with better schools, but still, the price of a 3-4 bedroom house are still expensive.

My husband and I are considering moving to Washington state, since his brother lives in Vancouver, BC and we would be just hours away from family. We wanted to know what place in Washington is kid-friendly, and affordable house with land. My kids will be entering middle and high school next school year, and their welfare is of outmost importance. We are Filipinos, and here in LA, we easily blend in. I am not sure of Washington, as we have never been there. I was wondering which place is the best for us to move. I am also a registered nurse, and wanted t know if it's easy to find a job there as an RN. Thank you all in advance for your answers.
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:04 AM
 
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Yes, great state. But not cheap. Move here if you can live with less land, and ideally use transit. In the Seattle area I mean.
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Left coast
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You should post in the Washington forum, also a lot of people really like Vancouver, Washington (its south near the Oregon border) - its def more reasonable than LA and you guys should be fine there- its very family friendly...
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I grew up in CA, moved to WA and lived there for roughly 20 years. My name, No More Snow For Me, is based on living in WA.

You'll hate it. I don't expect you to feel any prejudice, but the weather is just God-Awful. We had a saying "We have 9 months of winter and 3 months of bad sledding." It's really bad.
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:59 AM
 
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Seattle has about one light dusting of snow per year. More in the hills of course. Winter is about the last term I'd use. Six months when it's drizzling 1/4 of the time maybe, and six months when it's some of the best weather anywhere.
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