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I would agree with the washington coast idea. If you do want to be inland and close to some lake sailing I would suggest Sandpoint Idaho. Skiing sailing and great people. A wee bit of the 60's rolled up in a 21 century california/idaho wrap.
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UPDATE:

Hey guys,

Wanted to give a little update, and see if I could get a few more suggestions. We have decided on the Puget Sound area of Washington. As we expected, its going to be a challenge to find work. Especially a teaching position for my wife.

We are looking at quite a few towns and cities on the Sound, but are wondering what places people would recommend. We are looking for a place that has strong ties to the ocean, not just a town located close to it. We are drawn towards small communities, or at least has the feel of a small community.

This thread has been a big help, so thanks to all those that have contributed.

Thanks,

Matthew

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coast of Maine, clearly, near Portland.
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coast of Maine, clearly, near Portland.
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No doubt Maine would be a nice locale, but Matthew and his gal are heading West. I guess the pull was too strong, or the coin toss just went that way.

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Well,

We are headed to Port Townsend. My wife has a teaching job in the area, and I will be looking for work, and hopefully hitching many a ride out in the sound. I will be the confused looking mid-twenties guy looking to learn how to sail.

Thanks for all the help.

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Well,

We are headed to Port Townsend. My wife has a teaching job in the area, and I will be looking for work, and hopefully hitching many a ride out in the sound. I will be the confused looking mid-twenties guy looking to learn how to sail.

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We are headed to Port Townsend. My wife has a teaching job in the area, and I will be looking for work, and hopefully hitching many a ride out in the sound. I will be the confused looking mid-twenties guy looking to learn how to sail.
Sounds like a good decision. Of course, you won't find two acres and a house for $120k (I don't think). WA also has one of the lower teacher pay rates in the country (my wife also is an elementary school teacher). PT is a lovely area however with lots of recreational opportunities.

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