The Hidden Truth: 5 Reasons NOT To Move To Washington State

Considering a move to Washington State? Hold your horses! We, Joe and Charity Slawter from Live Well Home Group have some surprising insights that might make you think twice. Don’t worry; we’re here to spill the beans on the hidden truths of the Evergreen State.


Mariners and Sports Blues

If you’re a sports fan, Washington might not be your ideal destination. Why? Well, we only have one baseball team—the Mariners. Making it to the playoffs last year was a rare event, and chances are, it won’t happen often. But fear not! If you’re from a place where teams win more often, like New York, just keep your old team in your back pocket. And hey, don’t forget about the Seahawks—even if they did throw that infamous interception on the one-yard line.

But there’s a bright side! Washington may not be a sports powerhouse, but there’s a unique charm in rooting for the underdog. The thrill of victory may be rare, but when it happens, it’s oh-so-sweet.


Bigfoot and Other Mysteries

Rumor has it that Bigfoot calls Washington home, especially around Bellingham. Now, we can’t confirm this, but some believers claim to have seen evidence. If you’re not a fan of mysterious creatures or want to avoid potential encounters, maybe consider a move to the southern part of the state. Oh, and did we mention the rumors about rattlesnakes in central Washington? Fortunately, we’ve never seen one, but it adds a touch of mystery to the landscape.

On the bright side, embracing the legend of Bigfoot can add a touch of adventure to your everyday life. You might even find quirky Bigfoot-themed souvenirs to decorate your new home.


Volcanic Wonders and Worries

Yes, Washington has volcanoes. Mount St. Helens erupted about 40 years ago, and we have scientific evidence to prove it. Mount Rainier is another beauty that might blow its top one day. But don’t worry; it’s not likely to happen anytime soon. If you’re not a fan of living near potentially explosive mountains, Washington might not be your cup of tea.

On the positive side, the volcanic landscape has shaped Washington into a breathtaking wonderland. The towering peaks and lush valleys are a testament to the dynamic forces of nature.


Tree-Covered Territory

Washington is famous for its trees—lots and lots of trees. If you’re not a fan of feeling surrounded by forests, it might be a challenge. Some people even feel claustrophobic and need a cleared property or a home with a view. So, if chainsaws and logging aren’t your thing, you might want to think twice.

However, the abundance of trees is what gives Washington its lush, green beauty. There are also areas where the tree cover thins out, offering a compromise for those who prefer a more open landscape.


Suspiciously Friendly Neighbors

Up north, we have our neighbors, the Canadians, who are known for being exceptionally friendly. If you’re the suspicious type, you might find their friendliness a bit too good to be true. While being nice is generally a good thing, the level of friendliness might raise an eyebrow or two.

But on the flip side, having friendly neighbors can make your new community feel like a welcoming and warm place. Who wouldn’t want to live in a place where people are genuinely nice?



So, there you have it—the hidden truths about why some people might not want to move to Washington State. While these reasons might give you pause, remember that every place has its quirks. It’s all about finding the right fit for you. 

If you’re ready for an adventure and want expert guidance, Joe & Charity Slawter and the team at Live Well Home Group are here to help.

Curious to explore more Washington homes and properties? Visit our website at The Live Well Group. Ready to chat about your real estate journey? Book a FREE strategy call with us here or give us a call at 📲360-268-8420. Let’s navigate this journey together!

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