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Old 11-12-2006, 09:51 PM
 
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me and my wife are looking at washington as one of the states we want to move to but want an area thats good to raise kids in is near or in the mountains and the demographics are where i hear country music alot more than i hear rap any town,county,or even area of the state would be helpful.thanks
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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depending on the type of weather you want, you can choose many areas that are similar to what you want. Warmer summers, colder winters look to central washington. Ellensburg, Cle Elim, Yakima, Wenatchee are the major areas that have freeways connecting the two sides of the state.
If you want wetter weather, look to the north or south of the greater puget sound area, southern part may be a better bet.
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:37 PM
 
Location: way out west
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Four seasons around Spokane area. Skiiing, hunting, fishing within reasonable driving distance. Snows, but doesn't last too long. Very far from the coast, however. Fairly equal distribution of gray skies to sunny.

Tacoma/Seattle. Skiing, hunting fishing within reasonable distance. Biggest differences from eastern WA is the traffic - much more crowded here - and the weather - coastal, so fog and rain are much more frequent.

Both areas have great shopping opportunities for the ladies, and a decent array of restaurant choices.
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:58 PM
 
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Take a look at a Washington map. Moses lake, Yakima and Spokane are the areas that have relatively nice weather and are close to the mountains. If you want small communities their all around. If you want larger then you have to go for Spokane probably...the West side of the state isn't going to give you too much of the country feel, except possibly Puyallup. But these are all just opinions.

I live in the tri-cities and there is lots of farm land here, lots of country music, but the closest trees are in Yakima.
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