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Old 07-17-2021, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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Good to hear, the more liberal the better.
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Old 07-17-2021, 05:55 PM
 
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Good to hear, the more liberal the better.
How awful.

As far as rainfall is concerned, Bremerton is semi in the Olympic rain shadow (not as much as other places, but a bit), and Olympia isn't. Bremerton, however, more frequently sees the affects of a convergence zone, so it can get some degree of summer rain showers (although not really this year).

Olympia is the nicer town, hands down, but Bremerton is arguably the more scenic of the two in terms of horizon vistas, and is more convenient to downtown Seattle thanks to a direct ferry connection (should the thrills of potentially getting mugged and/or murdered by the army of derelict homeless prove an attractive distraction for you).
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Old 07-17-2021, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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How awful.

As far as rainfall is concerned, Bremerton is semi in the Olympic rain shadow (not as much as other places, but a bit), and Olympia isn't. Bremerton, however, more frequently sees the affects of a convergence zone, so it can get some degree of summer rain showers (although not really this year).

Olympia is the nicer town, hands down, but Bremerton is arguably the more scenic of the two in terms of horizon vistas, and is more convenient to downtown Seattle thanks to a direct ferry connection (should the thrills of potentially getting mugged and/or murdered by the army of derelict homeless prove an attractive distraction for you).
They are asking about Bellingham, not Bremerton.
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Old 07-17-2021, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Arts... It is important to me to be in an area where the arts are valued... I am a visual artist.
Anacortes has a well-regarded arts festival.

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Old 07-17-2021, 10:50 PM
 
Location: West Coast, Best Coast
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Reviving this 8 year old thread, anyone have more recent input in general? Thanks
Housing in Bellingham (and Whatcom County in general) has become incredibly expensive; it was already so back when this thread started, but it's just nuts now. That's causing spillover into Mount Vernon, Burlington, and Sedro-Wooley as former 'hamsters look for affordable houses. And, like Olympia, Bellingham has a serious homeless problem. It used to be that Oly had it a lot worse, but now I think they're almost comparable.

I've lived in Seattle for almost 20 years, but was in Bellingham for a decade before that, and it was a great place to live. Seattle's going to hell, and I considered moving back to B'ham, but after seeing what's become of the cool little city I used to know (okay, and not being able to afford a house there), I looked elsewhere.

As far as colleges and universities, B'ham has Western, which is well-regarded and thriving. Olympia has Evergreen, which has been in a steep decline since the student uprising in 2017, and from which it shows no signs of recovery (they can't even find somebody willing to be president of it, it's such a career-destroying trashfire). New enrollments have been falling each year; they've let go of a lot of staff; and I don't expect it to remain open more than another couple of years.
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