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Old 09-25-2006, 08:35 PM
 
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We're looking for the bset location in Washingtonwith the best balanced weather around the water (big lake or the sound). Still looking and would really appreciate ideas. I should probably start a new thread.
Best Balanced? Well if you mean 4 distinct seasons, you probably need to look east of the cascades. The west side of the state tends to be two seasons either wet or dry. Actually I don't think Spokane is a bad suggestion, its more seasonal and there are some pretty spectacular lakes, particualarily just across the border on the Idaho side. Walla Walla also has seasons, they have really upgraded their downtown area. Not too much for lakes there however. Wenatchee and Chelan both are pretty nice...... lake chelan, lake wenatchee are close, banks lake and roosevelt lake are within driving distance.
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:29 PM
 
Location: California
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the lakes are CLEAR with no gators or snakes swimming around you!
hahaha that's a plus!
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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I'm thinking about moving back to Washington St. myself, I did a tour of duty at the Whidbey Island N.A.S. and Everett Naval bases while in the military-I loved it up there! Don't blame you for not wanting to go back to Florida,(I grew up in "swampy" Louisiana), or anywhere in the deep south unless you love 7 months of god-awfull humidity! From my experience there I would say Kitsap,(except central Bremerton), and Whidbey are some nice areas.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Just for quality of life and availability of things issues to go along with that sun you want check the Tri-Cities or Walla Walla (which has the VA hospital.) Both the named have fishing, hunting, boating and other out door stuff (we had MORC sailiboat races in the Columbia.)

But as noted the winters are not what you are used to.

I live on the west side now, where I grew up, but did live (and still have the property albeit in my offsprings care) outside Richland in the Tri-Cities for years.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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Www.city-data.com is a good source, for the most part. You can't believe some of the things they say about the weather, their idea of a sunny day is where there are no clouds. (I believe a sunny day is where the sun is shining through the clouds) If you never count the 'Partly cloudy day's" then it seems like there is never sun So please keep that in mind when comparing!
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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This thread is old! But for anyone reading it for similar info today, I go along with the crowd saying to go east of the Cascades! If you absolutely MUST have Western Washington, try Sequim, Lopez Island, Whidby Island, or Anacortes.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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We have lived in Sequim for about 15 years. It is cold and gray and wet most of the winter. The chambers reporting of a sunny day includes the sun peeking out for one second and then going away. This area can be very depressing in the winter and most people moving here from sunnier climates do not last long.....We are looking to move to Spokane. Yes it is beautiful but definitely NOT sunny!
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Default It always rains in Washington and when not raining it is cloudy

I grew up here in the Pacific Northwest and went to college in Spokane Washington. I can tell you that it is almost without fail cloudy and rainy here most of the time. But the few days a year that the sun is out, it is the emerald jewel that they talk about and the bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle; around 5 days a year! Seriously, do not move here for sunshine! Clean air, greenest greens, moss on everything and natural beauty but, very little sunshine and hardly any clear skies. And rain rain rain.....
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:37 AM
 
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The person who said it is not that grey from April -October is crazy. I have been in Bellingham since June of last year and It has been grey since August and it is now April. In fact we are leaving WA because it is too grey and very depressing for me. Can't speak for anyone else. Going to take more than a special lamp to keep my spirits uplifted. I too wish I could find a happy medium so we did not have to go back to Utah.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:17 AM
 
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Why would you have to go to Utah? Just hop over those mountains, Eastern WA is sunny. From March until November you can't get away. It's everywhere. From June till September it is HOT, climbing into the triple digits. Plants die, heat stroke ensues.
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