Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

Should I move to WA or OR?

I live in South Texas, beaten' by the bible belt, and am sick of it. Looking to move towards the North West. Places I'm looking are WA (Tacoma, Bothell, Shoreline) and OR (Salem, Eugene, Portland, Astoria). I've got two years to plan but would really love as much advice/input from residence as possible.

Report as

This will depend on what things you would like to have that are not in your current destination. However, Washington is much better compared to Oregon due to its economic status. Oregon also has several sites that are very attractive and it is not densely populated as Washington.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
My first priority would be to find a job. I have a BS & MS in criminal justice/international security. He is finishing his PhD in geology.
He and I love the outdoor and like to do any and everything we can when possible. What I can't find here mostly are tolerant people, afraid of anyone who's different. (And I can't say I recycle or care about anything environmental/political without being labeled a lawless hippie. It's becoming a problem in the work environment)
Right now we move so much (fiance is also in the military) and really haven't chosen a place to settle in. But we're looking more and more of going up North.
Report as
If your fiance is in the military, would he still get to choose where to live? If he is being stationed in WA, you would not likely live as far as Shoreline or Bothel. Most likely the Tacoma area. And, it's only about a 2 hours drive to Oregon. So, you could get the best of both worlds. Of course, lots of outdoor life here. Weather is about the same in both places.
Report as
Add a comment...

I live in one of the areas u mention. What kind of things r u looking for in where u live?

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
See my above response to NYudeszz.
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer