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Old 04-07-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: central Orygun coast
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We live in on the OR coast now, but seriously looking at a permanent retirement move to Oak Harbor, WA, home of WI NAS. I've been retired for awhile, wife will probably continue substitute teaching and tutoring. I'm Vietnam era Navy vet.
There have been some postings elsewhere about the jet noise. We've visited during those times. We thought it was kinda cool. Of course, that's not the same as living there, so I can understand it being an issue for some. We're more concerned about medical care, but other than that, we find it very desirable and beautiful. Kinda isolated from the crazy progressiveness of Seattle.
But noise aside, anyone have any experience about living there?
Thanks
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I do not have much experience in that area, only been there a few times over 15 years ago.

Here are some major threads regarding Whidbey:
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Relocation. Whats less whats more- san diego to whidbey island
Retirement on Whidbey Island
Where to live on Whidbey Island? (West vs East vs Penn Cove)
Considering move to Whidbey Island
Dear Whidbey Island, WA - Are You Kidding Me?
Jet Noise on Whidbey
Whidbey Island
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island for 8 years and loved it there. Would not live there now due to the state politics but the area was very nice and lots to do in that part of the country.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:27 PM
 
Location: central Orygun coast
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Thanks, Poncho.
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:43 PM
 
Location: central Orygun coast
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I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island for 8 years and loved it there. Would not live there now due to the state politics but the area was very nice and lots to do in that part of the country.
Yeah, definitely a deep blue state, which I don't like. But I've been thinking the Oak Harbor area is more moderate, given the military element. Yes, Island county went to Hilary, but not by much. And I presume a lot of the OH military votes absentee in their home states, instead. So that wouldn't be reflected in the local voting results?
Anyway, we were pretty impressed with the people we met there. Much more to check out, though.
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