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Which city in Washington has the best mountain view(s)?

I was born, raised and have spent the majority of my adult life in Jacksonville, FL and I want a change of scenery. I'm sick and tired of looking out my window and seeing nothing but trees and sky. I want a view. I'm considering relocating my family near one of the major cities in Washington. Obviously, the scenery isn't my primary concern, but could be the difference maker if I'm undecided. If you have any information regarding local jobs/careers, schools, family activities, traffic, pollution... basically the quality of life in any particular city, please feel free to share. Also, if you have spent time both in Washington and on the east coast I would appreciate any input regarding the biggest differences culturally. Thanks.

Asked By: benraze2001 - 5/19/2010
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Any of the cities and towns in the Puget Sound area have fabulous views of the mountains WHEN THE SUN IS OUT. Many also have a view of Puget Sound or one of the numerous lakes. Not all homes in every town will have a view and the ones that do are naturally more expensive. But if you can't afford a home with a view... More
Answered By: Tori - 5/19/2010
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I like Kirkland or Bellevue... They just make me feel homey. You have a great view of everything, Lake Washington, and just enough stores and everything to make it a town thats not to poppulated but enough to feel socialy welcomed. Also try Whidbey Island. As jobs, well there is Microsoft right next door in Redmond... More
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Answered By: Jimmy - 5/19/2010
 
It basically varies with how much you want to spend and not by city. It really depends on what neighborhood you live in. Almost every city in puget sound is close enough to some park or outdoor activities. Traffic is pretty bad all the way up and down I-5. Pollution is not really an issue from what I can tell (not... More
Answered By: Flash Funk - 5/20/2010
 
You might want to consider a smaller town. I live in an apartment up a mountain on the Olympic Peninsula. My view is of the forest, but as I drive into town, I get many beautiful breath taking mountain and ocean views. Cost of living is less than the larger places like Seattle and the schools are less crowded here... More
Answered By: aisha - 5/20/2010
 
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