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Old 03-02-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Hi all! My family and I are considering moving from South Eastern North Carolina to Western Washington State (preferrably the Olympic Peninsula). My husband is a Marine Mechanic (boat mechanic) and we are tired of the miserable summers that are associate with living in the south. I myself grew up in the sweltering deserts of Southern California and went from one miserable hot place to another. We are wondering how the job and housing markets are in the surrounding areas. We are also concerned about the schools. We have 3 children and good schools are very important to us. It does seem that the housing prices are a little high, even compared to where we currently are. Any information on the area, advice, or anything would be super helpful! Thanks so very much everyone!
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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The closest great school districts to the Olympic Peninsula is the Olympia school district and Bainbridge Island school district. The rest are... just... okay.

Job market is depressed. Get a job first before you move here.

The Real Estate (and its taxes) been overpriced for a long while now. Better to rent than buy.

Summers here are great. But are you able to handle constant overcast gray clouds? There's reason why they bring up "doom and gloom". Our winters is nothing but constant downcast gray... and day ends at 4:30ish.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Thanks for the reply. We would def get jobs before we moved. It just seems the area would be great for his kind of work. We don't mind the rain, it is constantly raining here as well. None of us are pre-disposed to depression, but thanks for the heads up! I bet the summers are beautiful. Ours are just unbarable. Are the property taxes insane there as well? We would want to rent at first to get a feel of the area. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Sorry....just saw what you wrote about the taxes!
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