Relocating to Washington State and the San Juan Islands
Relocating involves lots of questions and research and one of the first things people often ask is “Is it true it always rains in Washington?” Well, they don’t call us the Evergreen State for nothing…..however…. Washington has many micro climates that provide a great variety in our weather. For example, the San Juan Islands gets about half the rainfall of Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula can get 400″ a year!
If weather is a consideration for you, it’s helpful to research records of weather conditions for the various communities around this state.
If you have children, you probably want to know about our schools. The first place I like to start is the Washington State Department of Education. They have lots of information about each of the different school districts and links you can follow for more information.
Washington State Department of Tourism
Visiting the San Juan Islands
If you are looking for information that’s specific to the San Juan Islands, there are a couple of web sites that might be helpful.
For general information about the ferry served islands, there is a site called Guide to the San Juan Islands. It addresses four of the islands but there are over 300 islands in the San Juan Archipelago.
Many of the islands are state parks that can be only accessed by private boat or plane. There are water taxi companies that can take you to those if you love hiking and exploring.
I can give you an “insiders” look into life on the non-ferry served islands as I’ve been a resident of Decatur Island for many years.
Transportation and Weather for San Juan Islands
Anacortes, Washington…. Gateway to the San Juan Islands