Live in Colorado now and love it here but I have been offered a job in Vancouver. Not wanting to manage teams 100% remotely, I am thinking of moving to Seattle. That way, I can drive in a few times a month. Vancouver is simply too expensive, and I am not crazy about Canada's tax rate.
So, for those of you living in/near Seattle, do you like it there? Does the drizzle get old? We like hiking, photography, cycling (mtn and road) and want to take up kayaking. Off-roading is nice too, of course, but I don't particularly want rock crawling type of trails- more of the moderate and scenic type instead.
Any feedback on the area would be appreciated- trail-related or in general. I'd prefer to live in/near Seattle, since it has more job opportunities and we enjoy the cool/cultural stuff too.
10-06-2012 12:17 PM
Seattle is a big city. It's sits on the Puget Sound and between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges. Plenty to do. We have four seasons, so it doesn't always rain. I think you'll find plenty you like.
10-06-2012 02:02 PM
Another option is the Olympic Peninsula. It's just as rainy, still a ferry rude from Vancouver and has more trails to run than the Seattle area. It is also cheaper and much less populated.
10-06-2012 07:28 PM
Cool, I'll start researching and plan a visit. I am very apprehensive about leaving Colorado, but I have a feeling that the Pac Northwest will be a very nice place as well.
10-09-2012 11:29 AM
You'd do very well with outdoor activities here. Multiple mountain ranges, varying topography, and all kinds of weather. Come on out and get away from the snow :)