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Old 11-22-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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What can anyone tell me about Gig Harbor? How are the people? Is it very green? What is the weather like? Is it expensive? Would you recommend someone moving there? Does anyone have pix?
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:50 PM
 
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While you're waiting for responses, be sure to take a look at our own C-D reference page on Gig Harbor. There's a few good photos submitted there too.

Gig Harbor, Washington (WA) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, news, sex offenders
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:33 AM
 
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I described the people of Gig Harbor as snooty and retired exaggerating of course. It is very green and beautiful being close to the Sound and not too far from the Olympics or Mount Rainier. Weather is stereotypical Washington weather on the west side of the state. It is more expensive on average to live there but its not unreasonable. Its a great place to live though. Pics I don't have.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Closest prison is in Aberdeen. The prison that's 30 miles south of Forks is too far to drive in the dark of winter, with deer and elk flying out of the trees in the dark, dark mornings and the dark, dark evenings.

Aren't you Googling for info, photos, demographics, etc. for all the places you're interested in?
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:48 AM
 
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I'd definitely concern myself with getting a job first and living somewhere second as many of these rural areas are hard to get a job in.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Xenobion, you're absolutely right. But what Cihawaii is trying to do, I think, is start the search with the possibilities (correctional facility locations) while adding in what she really wants ("to live in a forest"). She's posted a gaggle of questions about all sorts of places all over the WA forum.

Cin: please listen to Xenobion. Get a job first, and the trees will be there. Also: I've been playing Tetris here, thinking about your situation. If I were in your shoes, I'd place decent schools and close medical facilities (you never know what might happen in a child's life) before the desire to live in a forest. ANYWHERE in western WA, outside of downtowns, will give you bunches of trees and birdsong to wake up to. The slogan of WA is "The Evergreen State". There's a reason for that: the western side of the Cascade Range is ALWAYS green, no matter the time of year. Trees trees wonderful trees.

Job; schools; medical facilities -- and the trees will be there. After you live here a while, and learn the area, you'll be much more able to make decisions about forest or not forest.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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Closest prison is in Aberdeen. The prison that's 30 miles south of Forks is too far to drive in the dark of winter, with deer and elk flying out of the trees in the dark, dark mornings and the dark, dark evenings.

Aren't you Googling for info, photos, demographics, etc. for all the places you're interested in?

The closest prison is in Gig Harbor, the women's prison. Remember? They stuck Mary K. Laterno there.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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Is Gig Harbor always dark and cloudy?
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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No! The past few days have been beautiful, and July-mid October is usually Sunny and 70's. Here's a Flickr site (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15214725@N06/sets/72157603042758217/ - broken link)with tons of sunny Gig Harbor photos.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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what about the facility on McNeil Island? Isn't that a possiblity for work?
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