My wife and I may be looking to relocate. Washington is on our list of strong possibilities. I have been to Seattle many times, and my Grandfather lived in Sequim and we love it up there. California is a isht hole and getting worse everyday. Our newest thing is early release of 10K inmates due to over crowding, your gender confused 15 yearold boy can now use the girls bathroom at school, but my 10/22 is soon to be classified as an assault weapon..... between all this, handouts, sanctuary for illegals, high taxes, were done. Can't see ourselves living here for the next 30 years, or beyond the next year. Don't worry I won't bring any stereotypical California baggage with us.
I am a BMW tech by trade so I'm thinking Seattle/Bellevue area. My wife is a respiratory therapist (job market in Socal is over saturated) so she is in the medical field. We are in our early 30's, have no kids or plans to. Basic interests are the outdoors, Jeep, shooting, Xbox. I know there are awesome places to camp and wheel.
I've never actually been to Bellevue. Is it similar to Seattle in costs of living?
Also how are the states gun laws? California is about the worst it can get, communist China is probably a step up.
Political leanings? I know Seattle is a liberal area, I just don't want to move to a state that in 20 years will be like the one I left. Here the 49 square miles of the bay area, and Los Angeles control the rest of the state which has caused us lots of issues.
Whats this I hear of a giant dormant volcano ready to go? Is it just like "The Big One" for earthquakes in California as I'm guessing?