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(Getting a bit OT, but ...)

I think your experience shows just how personal this decision really is. One person's heaven can be another person's ... well, I wouldn't say hell, as we actually loved it in SW WA, if not for all the cool, damp, cloudy weather.

Are you in Port Angeles, or Sequim? I thought Port Angeles was known as one of the cloudiest places in the US. Anyway, I can't really comment, as sadly, despite my 13 years as a WA resident, I never made it up your way. :-(

But I did compare Cleveland & Port Angeles at Cleveland seems to be quite a rainy place! (Not to mention, cold & snowy.) I have to say, if my only choices were between Cleveland & Port Angeles -- well, it's a no brainer!

Lastly, for any self-employed folks interested in moving to WA to escape taxes, beware. It's very true that there is no state income tax, but WA does levy a "Business & Occupations" tax which can be quite high, depending on your business & gross.

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