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Fife, WA


Fife is a NW paradise! - 8/30/2020
This small suburb of Tacoma checks all the boxes for me, so where do I start?
Fife has a bit of everything for every walk of life and virtually any activity you wish to explore.
For the fisherman, the crystalline blue waters of the Puyallup River hold a bounty which is second to none. Freshwater ling cod, sturgeon, native brown and rainbow trout, as well as a variety of coho, chinook, and pink salmon are in such abundance, you may bring your children with you, and they will have the fight and time of their lives with continuous fishing action. What a place to let them learn how to angle, as as well as soak in the smells and picturesque Northwest! A little hint for those interested: Camp and fish under the Lincoln or Ells Street bridge for some shelter privacy and fishing holes which will astound the most adept and seasoned fisherman. If you enjoy small stream fishing, stake out Swan Creek in Fife. You may access this all-native trout fishery off of River Rd. East. It's a little known habitat for wild Eastern Brook trout, but the water is shallow, and the fish are weary. I have caught some lunkers upwards of 20" in that small tributary, Simply amazing. Just have patients, and your fishing trek will be greatly rewarded!
For music, fine dining, and local arts, as well as symphonies, opera, and broadway-type venues, seek the "Poodle Dog" restaurant, casino and playhouse. I have seen Taylor Swift as well as Paul McCartney perform live there. Enormous enclosed spectator area, with plush and ergonomic chairs and the newest in techno light shows and sound systems. No expense spared at the Poodle Dog!
For folks wishing to seek permanent residency in Fife, temporary housing awaits the most finicky of us. I cannot stress enough the elegance, cleanliness and fair rates at the Catalina Apartments located on S. Yakima Street in Tacoma, very near Fife. The Catalina lives up to its namesake. As you drive into the receiving area, the car hop will greet you cheerfully, and park your vehicle in a modern, fully secured, gated and security manned multi-level parking facility.
I know safety is a pressing concern for families today, but rest assured, in the Fife and Tacoma area, you have the opportunity to find some of the friendliest neighborhoods in the nation. Concerned with the children's school? Let me allay those concerns with suggesting they attend Larchmont School. There they will receive a second to none education, with emphasis on core subjects, and will have the opportunity for accelerated grade placement, which is a common occurrence in this school.
So, don't give Fife a second thought. If you are looking for a family utopia, little traffic, and country values, This is the place for you.

Seattle, WA


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Make sure to visit Seattle!
- 7/23/2020
If you find wading through homeless, trash, burned out and looted buildings, gangs, vandalism, graffiti and used narcotic syringes and needles "exciting", I'd agree.

Seattle, WA


Seattle is dead. - 7/23/2020
Once a safe and clean major city when run by moderate leaders, Seattle has become a radically left democratic stronghold of rampant crime, gangs, looting riots, homeless drug addicts, mentally ill and alcoholics. The police have their hands tied by the mayor. She has stripped them of most tools required to quell the lawlessness, and they have become targets. as well as innocent citizens who they no longer can protect with authority. "Seattle is dying" was once a motto. That's no longer. Seattle is dead.

Bryn Mawr-Skyway, WA


Skyway is my paradise destination - 12/8/2019
My dream destination before my family has grown is in the heart of Skyway, WA. This exemplifies "The Evergreen State". Known for its pristine creeks and outdoor recreation, as well as beautiful vistas and community cohesiveness. Remember when you could leave your home and car unlocked and not worry? Skyway, WA remains one of those treasured places where you can feel the same sense of safety. The numerous opportunities to visit the best cuisine in the NW is right here, as well as live theatrical events, weekend writer's gatherings that are welcome to the general public, and poetry readings at many of the fine coffee shops in town. Public education there is rated highest in King county. Skyway High School churns out more headstart college students than anywhere in the state. In closing, Skyway is that place we would all consider the ultimate in family living.

Federal Way, WA


A hidden gem! - 11/24/2019
A suburb of The Emerald City (Seattle, WA), Federal Way has become yet another go-to place for affluent travelers and transplants from states all over the nation. The crystalline waters of the Port of Tacoma are a mere few miles away, sporting beaches of untold natural beauty...a place where reeling in a fresh salmon from merely casting from the beach is a daily routine many of our seafood-loving residents. Fresh Dungeness crab are so abundant, that at low tide in port waters, they may be harvested by hand by simply checking the tidepools! Make sure you purchase the proper license before harvesting any seafood, and check for lawful harvesting seasons. Federal Way has virtually no crime of any kind, and maintains a community of shared brotherly love...A place where the neighbors will rush a fresh baked pie or maybe a small decorative shrub or tree as a housewarming gift as soon as you move in. A tight nit community is certainly evident. The smell of evergreens and the great Northwest awaits you!

Compton, CA


Compton Is A Hidden Treasure - 11/20/2019
I visit Compton each Summer. This is one of the most welcoming and spectacular cities to work. live and raise a family in. The educational system is superior to most, teach our children ethics and core values and proper fundamentals for a lifetime of success. Crime is nearly non-existent here, day and night. There isn't one part of town I wouldn't invite my children to. It's a California paradise. Streets lined with colorful and fragrant flowers tended to by the city, roadside bistros, snack bars, and an array of various fresh culturally diverse cuisines to meet any a gastronomer desire. Live music in blues, jazz, western and soul fills the air around every corner. Music artists may be heard at indoor and outdoor venues, and many are free and come as you are. Dancing of every kind may be found in a variety of clubs throughout town. Old, young...it doesn't matter. The kind and neighborly folks that occupy this town are like an enormous family, coexisting in near complete harmony. I'm planning on moving there permanently in the near future.

Issaquah, WA


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Issaquah is not the same
- 9/20/2019
Class of '73 here, Victor. The place almost brought me to tears when I came through to revisit some old haunts. The town is no longer. It's been completely destroyed, as well as everything for miles around it. Very sad.
I was fortunate enough to meet the wonderful Mr. Bohem way back when his candy shop was one of the biggest attractions in Issaquah, and all those St. Bernards in their cottage dog houses.

Issaquah, WA


Issaquah has vanished. - 9/20/2019
Issaquah WAS a 5-star place to live, play, work, own a home, and raise a family. That was up until the late '70s and early 80s. Issaquah was a country utopia for over a century. My parents moved our family to the plateau in the late '60s from the cesspool called Seattle, to live the country life. It was paradise of unspoiled farms and wilderness. I recall ice skating on Yellow Lake one very cold Winter with my family. The lake was accessed by a very rough and narrow dirt road, and we rarely ran into anyone during our ventures there throughout the year. Locals living on Beaver Lake had mostly modest homes, some not much more than large cabins. Downtown Issaquah wasn't even close to "bustling". It was quiet, slow-paced, folks knew one another, and people smiled. The high school mascot..."The Issaquah Indians". I've heard that neurologically deficient PC flooded the area and changed the mascot to The Eagles. Indians were brave and strong. Hence, the name. Seattle and California transplants thought otherwise, as in not thinking at all. I will never visit or live in Issaquah again. Issaquah is gone. Just another quaint little town turned into a fetid cage of self-serving, soulless, scurrying rats feigning to be humane, in competition for space...or the newest Mercedes, . Welcome to a Stepford town. :(

Helena, MT


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Terrible climate to live in.
- 9/20/2019
Is nothing a vegetable or fruit?

San Francisco, CA


Playground for the elite and the hapless - 9/2/2019
Typical city with democrats at the podium. If you enjoy mixing the high-income elite, mixed with traffic gridlock, daily crime, gangs, homeless people defecating and urinating in public, business people who cannot communicate using the English language, illegal aliens, and governmental non-support for law enforcement agencies and ICE, it's a great place. There is no place for the middle class American to survive in a meaningful way here. You may add San Fran pandering to criminals, drug addicts and alcoholics more than they do ethical business owners. Overpopulation and exorbitant housing prices are a plus as well, if you are into that. This left coast city taxes at will and forces unconstitutional state laws upon their citizens and disregards federal laws. It's a sickly community. Stay away, or you may catch the liberal cult disease.

Federal Way, WA


Hell Hole - 9/2/2019
Locals here who are not criminals call the city "Felony Way". It's a liberal, democrat stronghold with the unabated crime which is always part of the package. The overflow of homeless, crime, disregard for the rule of law and filth is spreading from Seattle in a steady pace.
Overall, I hope that all democrats stay here, and don't follow me when I move. You'll just bring your filth with you.

East Los Angeles, CA


Why I Love Inglewood In Los Angeles - 6/16/2019
If anyone hasn't been to the Inglewood area of Los Angeles, they have missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime! I love this place. Crime is almost non-existent, day or night, and the ambiance of this neighborhood is breathtaking. I moved here 10 years ago from Maui, and Inglewood beats Maui life beyond measure. Fine dining, recreation, fresh air, diverse cultural experiences, and friendly people are the norm here. I've seen some of the finest art in the nation here. Infrastructure is perfect. Open-air sidewalk coffee shops and bistros almost have a hint of old Italy to them. I see pride in this area everywhere I look. Streets and public parks are a collage of beautiful landscaping...flowering trees and exotic plants. The air is ripe with pleasant bouquet. Why visit anywhere else when you have Inglewood?

Sequim, WA


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DEATH TRAP
- 6/13/2019
Yes, I've changed my mind about Sequim. I've also noticed an abundance of senior citizens wearing their ball caps reversed, cluttering up the tattoo parlors, and the 94 year-old men are buying up any man-bun wigs available. These seniors are abusing alcohol, meth, weed, and wandering aimlessly about town after escaping their memory wards. It's going on 24/7! Seems geriatric patients comprise 100% of this population. Sequim now scares me. I may leave. It seems you made a prudent decision by never coming back to Sequim. I'm considering Seattle, where I can shoot heroin without fear of the law, and be with other millennials.

Seattle, WA


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Great city
- 6/5/2019
Seattle is a cesspool city, period.

Seattle, WA


Dead City. - 6/4/2019
Sick city. Dying city. Too many drugs, homeless, murder, rape, drive-by shootings and gangland activity. Panhandlers and hapless people litter the streets and sidewalks, defecating, urinating and littering where they reside, directly in the path of visitors and residents. The stench is overwhelming. This city was once a utopia...a fun place...a safe and interesting place. It takes the "special" out of everything when one must be vigilant 24/7. Watch your back in Seattle. You couldn't pay me to visit or live there.

Tukwila, WA


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Nice place to live
- 4/23/2019
Yes, Tukwilla is beautiful, friendly and nearly a paradise. Crime-free, little noise, and the city is perfection in its culinary specialties which abound. The night life at the Derby Tavern is phenomenal. People there are warm and greeting. The place has been there for decades, and draws crowds of people seeking fine dining, brews and entertainment. The Duwamish river runs close by as well, and offers some of the finest wild trout fisheries in the nation. Its crystal-clear water is a haven for Summer river rafters and kayak aficionados who want to challenge the many stunning white water rapids. Make sure to book a guided fishing trip on the Duwamish well in advance. Outfitters are booked solid most all of the fly fishing season.

Tukwila, WA


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Nice place to live
- 4/23/2019
Yes, Tukwilla is beautiful, friendly and nearly a paradise. Crime-free, little noise, and the city is perfection in its culinary specialties which abound. The night life at the Derby Tavern is phenomenal. People there are warm and greeting. The place has been there for decades, and draws crowds of people seeking fine dining, brews and entertainment. The Duwamish river runs close by as well, and offers some of the finest wild trout fisheries in the nation. Its crystal-clear water is a haven for Summer river rafters and kayak aficionados who want to challenge the many stunning white water rapids. Make sure to book a guided fishing trip on the Duwamish well in advance. Outfitters are booked solid most all of the fly fishing season.

White Center, WA


White Center Is One Of My Favorite Destinations - 4/22/2019
White Center, WA is a bustling and entertaining suburb of Seattle. This is where I go to visit art studios as well as listen to live, local entertainment and enjoy some of the best street-side eateries in the Northwest. The coffee shops offer fantastic live story tellers and the ambiance of the town is absolutely stunning. Here is a place where crime is so low, you can walk the pristine parks and eat from fresh food vendors in the late evening without a care in the world. The local folks in White Center are welcoming, educated, and usually talented in the arts. This is a fine little city!

Sequim, WA


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Sunny Sequim
- 3/12/2019
This IS a paradise. The NW ambiance remains here, where it has been lost in places such as Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Issaquah, North Bend and all other areas saturated with crime, street people, endless traffic gridlock, and high taxation to pamper the takers instead of applauding the movers and shakers. We wave at our neighbors here, and allow folks to actually merge into what traffic we have, instead of creating road rage with the rat race me-me-me attitude. Don't come here if you disagree with values, morals and country.

Sequim, WA


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DEATH TRAP
- 3/8/2019
Living wages are readily available for those who have chosen a path to it through education or skilled trade. This town was built through hard work and community. It isn't a place to search for unwarranted hand-outs.

Sequim, WA


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hellhole
- 3/8/2019
We've seen a massive influx of transplants from all over the nation. The fact is that there are few Sequim-born locals here. Most of my neighbors have moved here from S. California to escape the crime, smog, traffic, and high taxes there. True, this area used to be mostly a retiree haven, but that is a changing demographic. People come here to live. How can you not, with about every recreation available at your doorstep, and the most sunshine in all of W. WA?

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA


Seattle is a wonderful playground for the hapless. - 3/7/2019
If you enjoy traffic gridlock, daily crime, gangs, homeless people defecating and urinating in public, business people who cannot communicate using the English language, illegal aliens, and governmental non-support for law enforcement agencies and ICE, it's a great place. You may add Seattle pandering to criminals, drug addicts and alcoholics more than they do ethical business owners and high wage earners. Overpopulation and exorbitant housing prices are a plus as well, if you are into that. This left coast city taxes at will and forces unconstitutional state laws upon their citizens and disregards federal laws. It's a sickly community. But if you want to live the safest and most affluent neighborhood in the area, relocate to Skyway.

Sequim, WA


A Place For Successful, Hard Working People - 11/18/2018
There is a reason the population has increased here by nearly 90% growth in the last 17 years. People want to live here. Sequim's infrastructure is finally catching up with the population. In addition, I am seeing MANY more young families living here. People want to raise their children away from the city crime and pollution...as well as being in a community which is strong in family values. This is place where people are active and love the mountains, rivers, trails, ocean and straits...and the entertainment and peace they provide. No, it is isn't inexpensive to live here. But people who do live here can afford it because of their hard work to achieving financial success, whether it be through formal education or trade. We love people who earn their keep.
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