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Moving to Washington

Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest with terrain spanning the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to forested islands in Puget Sound.  The diversity of geography is awe-inspiring.  Washington has the only temperate rain forest in the lower 48 states, an astonishing 172 islands in the San Juan islands and the tallest mountain in the Cascade mountain range, Mt. Rainier.  It is truly an outdoor lovers paradise. 

Below you will find videos and facts about Washington as well as some useful links if you’re considering moving here.

Its largest city, Seattle, is known for its thriving tech industry, vibrant music scene and famed coffeehouses. Its landmarks include the futuristic Space Needle, century-old Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium.  60% of Washington’s population live within the Seattle metro area.

It’s no surprise that Washington continues to be one of the most moved to states year after year.  The natural beauty, strong job markets and incredible art, music and culinary appreciation attract people to call Washington home.

  • The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.

  • Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the union.

  • The Northwestern most point in the contiguous U.S. is Cape Flattery on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.

  • It is America’s coffee capital, with more coffee bean roasters per capita than any other state.

  • Washington leads the country in technology industry employment.

  • Washington’s residents are educated; it’s the state with most residents holding high school diplomas. Seattle leads the country in residents with more college degrees per capita.

  • Washington has the largest ferry system in the nation — 26 million passengers travel by ferry each year.

  • More people in Seattle commute to work on bicycles than any other city nationwide.

  • The cleanest air in the nation is found in a Washington community, Bellingham, according to the EPA and American Lung Association.

  • The state of Washington is one of only seven states that does not levy a personal income tax.

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