Re: Need Advice-Floridian

    Hello Tasha,
    Washington is a great place to live and work. I myself am
    from the Spokane area which is beautiful. Depending on where
    you want to live Washington really has it all. If you're a
    city person Seattle and the surrounding areas are great.
    There are good suburban neighborhoods no matter where you
    are in the state. The state is pretty much divided into the
    east and West sides. Spokane being the prominent city on the
    east and Seattle on the west. I myself prefer the more laid
    back lifestyle that Spokane offers. Housing is still
    affordable (The same house in spokane for 200,000 will cost
    you 350,000-400,000 in Seattle). For information on the
    teacher salary schedule in Washington visit the link below.
    I've lived in other states and traveled to many more and I
    would NEVER live anywhere else (You can drink the water
    here,it's called the Aquifer) Ha! Good luck!

    On 9/13/07, Tasha wrote:
    > Hello Washingtonians,
    > I am very new to this chat board. As a matter of fact I
    > live in Florida and have never been to Washington (west
    > coast) in my life. However, I have always wanted to
    > experience something new and different. I do not know my
    > way in Washington, safe areas to live and work, least
    > expensive,etc. Just to let you know I have my masters
    > degree in School Guidance and Counseling. I am a black
    > single female. I am very flexible and open to moving to
    > new places. I just do not know where to begin. Washington
    > is so big but I just want to know where the safest places
    > to live are. I am very interested in trying out this
    > state. I am scared of earthquakes though!!! Any advice
    > would be appreciated. I know Washington has so many
    > counties and areas but I just want some advice. Oh, I am
    > also 31 years of age. I really enjoy suburban
    > neighborhoods. I do not mind working in the city but I
    > would want to come home to a quiet place. I just need some
    > guidance for myself right now. Thanks for all of your help
    > and please fill me up with some great advice, areas,
    > certification, salary-teacher, etc. You all are great!!!!
    > Tasha