Considering move to Snohomish, WA. Difficulty level: mixed-race family.
February 20, 2014 4:03 PM Subscribe
My wife and I are considering moving to Snohomish (county), WA for work. She recently got a postgraduate degree in Library Science and is having trouble finding work where we currently live on the East coast (too many qualified people, too few jobs of the sort she's looking for). Pertinent details: I'm white, my wife is black, and we currently live and work in a very racially diverse urban area where couples like us are a common sight. We currently have no children but plan on starting a family in the next few years.
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Snohomish would be a major change for us. The job she's looking at may take her to one of a few locations in the county, which may be exurban (north of Seattle) or small-town/rural. Among other things, Snohomish is very white, and we're nervous about the vibe out there, and how difficult it is for people of color and mixed-race couples to find a place in the community. (FWIW, we're also politically very liberal, and we're church folk.)
Final "by the-way" detail: I was born and raised in Seattle (city proper). Most of my family and several friends still live in Seattle. However, I'm less familiar with the Snohomish area. I've driven through there, on my way to other places, but I don't know a soul who lives in Snohomish County.