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Old 01-21-2007, 11:51 AM
 
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From the outside looking in besides Seattle and maybe Spokane is the rest of Washington considered rural. I know Portland, Oregon is nearby. I'm just curious about what the rest of the state is like.
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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What do you consider Seattle? I am on the Eastside and it isn't rural. Lots of trees and that out of the way woodsy feel but not even close to rural. There is Yakima isn't rural, The Tri-city area isn't rural...

My point is there are cities and what you have in between is rural but not the entire rest of the state.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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Recent estimates of Washingtons population for 2006 were around 6.3 million. I would say close to 5 million live in Western Washington. The other million or so are scattered in small cities like Yakima, the Tri-cities, Spokane, and Walla Walla so yeah Washington State outside of the I-5 corridor is rural.
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:55 AM
 
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most anything along I-5 is not rural.

if you want rural, you might want to consider morton or randle.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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East of the Cascades, Spokane is an urban center. Ellensburg and Yakima are modest cities. (I think the Tri-Cities, Richland, Pasco, & Kennewick, are in the same category, but I haven't been there in so long I hesitate to say anything about them.) West of Spokane is Fairchild AFB, which is military. The rest is towns and rural.
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:11 AM
 
Location: IE CA.
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In south washington I know of many little rural towns along I5 BUT the I% corridor is rain rain rain. Especially after coming south over the mountians.
Portland and just north has a serious problem with meth of course but out of portland you can find very safe areas that are so beautiful. Also they are a easy drive to PDX.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Ocala Florida
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Anything North of Spokane Washington, is all rural. The largest town between Spokand and the Canadian Border, on SR 395, is the town of Colville, with a population at 5,000. Most of the towns between Spokane and around Colville, are small little towns. It is agreat area to live in.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: 2 hours from skiing!
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...I am on the Eastside and it isn't rural. Lots of trees and that out of the way woodsy feel but not even close to rural. There is Yakima isn't rural, The Tri-city area isn't rural...My point is there are cities and what you have in between is rural but not the entire rest of the state.
I second that. I am from the Tri Cities and we are growing in leaps and bounds. Definitely not rural. Just moved here from SoCal and the three cities here are like three cities down there, but the good news, it ends!
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, Wa.
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Bellingham is it! Been here for 52 years. 12 miles to the Canadian border, with outlaying shopping and hamlets. Bellingham proper is a quaint city (not town) that has one of the best colleges. I live in the rural area and it only takes me 15 min. to get any where. Seattle is just 1 1/2 hrs away. All along I5 south there are small towns as well as Everett which is about like here. It can be expensive here but it is so worth it for the peace you feel.
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Portland
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Anything near an Interstate freeway is usually more urban, minus parts of Eastern Washington and everything between Olympia and Vancouver. Towns away from the interstate, like Wenatchee, Aberdeen, Walla Walla are larger.
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