LivingFilter: Western Town, Outdoorsy Girl
January 29, 2014 8:51 AM Subscribe
After living the nomadic life for many years, I'm starting to think about settling down again. Search criteria inside.
posted by grinagog to Home & Garden (24 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Access to skiing is important, doesn't have to be the most epic, but it must be very accessible. Climbing areas, wilderness areas, bike paths, great hiking, a sea kayaking or sailing culture are all desirable-- but I know that it doesn't have to hit all of those notes.
I'm an outdoor educator and permaculture enthusiast by trade, so a community that supports such work-- lots of kids, farmer's markets, a college, an airport not too far away, other tourist draws-- would be great.
Cost of living not too expensive, I'm never going to make much money, and I'd love to have some land someday. Anything from a large town to a small city would be fine. I want to be able to walk around downtown, and not have to drive everywhere...arts and culture of some sort...definitely in the "west"...
I grew up in Seattle, and am not really interested in moving back there, the long gray winters combined with the traffic and big city feel are not what I am looking for now. But there are other places in WA, I just need some sun in the winter, it doesn't have to be warm all of the time.
Thank you, Hivemind, for your insights and suggestions!