Friday, March 03, 2006

Changing tides in salty, old Port Townsend

There are three types of places:

Places we live.

Places we visit.

And places where we say, "This is a nice place to visit, but I'd really rather live here."

Port Townsend is one of those places. It's hip, funky, eclectic and creative. It has nearly half the rainfall of Seattle. It routinely serves up the trifecta of Northwest eye candy — pretty sailboats, pretty water, pretty snow-covered mountains. It's small, with friends, services and stores within arm's reach.

It also has housing prices that are out of reach for most county residents and wages that are a fraction of the statewide average, which means most of us will probably never be able to live there. So I've taken to pretending I live there. You can, too. (Read More)


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