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Old 07-18-2010, 07:45 PM
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I was thinking about giving Washington a try by living there for about, 6 months or so. I'm in my early 20's, I like outdoorsy things; running, hiking and other stuff. I'm also an artist, and I love to meet new people (not romantically though). I'm not into bar or club scenes.

I'd be coming there with money so no need for me to look for work, unless I decide to stay longer.

Where would you suggest I look into?

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:25 PM
Location: Arvada, CO
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I loved Spokane for about that long.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:09 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Will you have wheels?

I had a friend from Germany who rented a furnished place in downtown Stevenson, WA for 6 mo (~ $300 / month), got some work, and did lots of hiking and art in the Columbia Gorge.
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Wa towns/cities for outdoorsman

You may want to be closer to Seattle or the Puget Sound for a uniquely WA experience.

Eastern WA is a whole 'nuther animal. I enjoy both. White Salmon and Wenatchee place you on the east side with EZ access either way.

For a Puget Sound Location, I would choose Bellingham. (Nice small seaport + good access to BC)

For the Peninsula, Port Angeles give you good access to recreation + ferry to BC

How much do you want to spend on apt? / shared home?
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:13 PM
Location: Washington State
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Soap Lake is an area that has quite a few artist around. There are plenty of walking and hiking trails in the area. Tons of lakes. Really pretty scenery, nice sunny days.
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