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07-30-2010 11:26 AM
dhays
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Originally Posted by MatthewM View Post
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.

Dave
07-30-2010 06:59 AM
Kiltmadoc Maine
New Hampshire
City-data.com for detailed info on prices / income/ housing/ etc
07-29-2010 04:54 PM
mobilchuckje
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Originally Posted by MatthewM View Post
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.

Matthew
Welcome to town. I'm sure you'll love it.
07-29-2010 04:23 PM
MatthewM 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.

Matthew
04-06-2010 08:42 PM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by cruisingmom View Post
coast of Maine, clearly, near Portland.
Mom,

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.

Good luck to you Matthew!
04-06-2010 08:25 PM
cruisingmom coast of Maine, clearly, near Portland.
04-05-2010 02:18 PM
MatthewM 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
01-07-2010 10:17 AM
kootenay 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.
01-07-2010 07:45 AM
marujosortudo Hellosailor, let me shock you. Meeting these criteria is possible where I live, but just barely. Further south on the coast of Maine land prices go up, and north town sizes go down. Even here, most homes in that range would be mobiles or small cabins. Of course, jobs are very hard to find here, even in the best of times. Odd jobs are easier to find and you can piece together a living from a mixture of income sources if you're clever and motivated. So, it is doable, but not neccessarily easy.
01-06-2010 11:36 PM
nailbunnySPU
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but someone please, tell me where you can find two acres within an hour of salt water for $120k,
Definitely Eastern Shore Maryland, not to mention Eastern Shore Virginia. If all you need is cheap and close to water, there you go.

Not much climbing, except maybe a few water towers and a landfill.
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