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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: PNW
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Been living here for most of my adult life. My take home messages:

1. Really great mountain biking, skiing, hiking, kayaking, boating, etc. No reason to be here unless you take advantage of at least some of these.

2. Lots of breweries. Last I looked there are 14 micros.

3. Stupid overpriced real estate. Bordering on the 'locals cannot afford to live here'.

4. Little industry or any form of economic base beyond the University and Canadian shoppers.

5. Getting bigger and with the influx of newbies B'ham is loosing some of its charm.

6. July, August and Sept are the 'nice' months. The other 9 you can expect rain and overcast skies. If you want green trees, you gotta live with the rain. Snow may or may not happen.

7. Access to big cities is pretty easy. Seattle is 90 mins south and Vancouver about 60 min north.

In short its a nice place to live but because of that lots of people want to live here. Kind of a Catch 22.
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