Washington relocation resources
We have helped many people relocate to Washington and have put together a guide to help you. You will find state information, moving companies, Realtors, school information, motor vehicle, and drivers license information to get your license changed.
Washington State is the Pacific Northwest Jewel that keeps people coming back year after year for the clean, wide open spaces, unique sites and great culture. Famous for the Seattle Grunge scene and numerous high tech superstars, Washington offers something for everyone. Skiing, fishing, boating, desert hiking, white water rafting, the world's best coffee, and much more are all within bounds. Boeing manufactures in Washington and provides a huge boost to the economy, as does Microsoft, Starbucks and Costco. Longview WA is a popular destination for the younger crowd as it is one of the few 18 and over casinos in the country.
The State of Washington website is a great resource for moving and to familiarize yourself with laws that might be different than the state you are relocating from. It is also a great resource for online services.
Here are some helpful tips and reminders everyone should take.
The United postal service allows you to change your address online. It is easy to use and helps make sure no mail gets lost in the transition.
Depending on a moving company to move your valuables can be stressful. Vanlines.com has done a great job at finding a company easy. They have put a list of moving companies in Washington allowing you to get a free quote.
The state of Washington Department of Safety has made learning the requirements and changing your license easy.
Here is a resource where you can view all the cities of Washington real estate online making it easy to make an informed decision.
Being able to compare schools in Washington and class room sizes really matter when you are a parent. Great Schools.net has done a great job at that. They even have parent reviews.
Washington Home Price Appreciation (Average Annual Rate)
Washington Vs. National Average
1 Year Washington 7.0% National Average 8.6%
3 Years Washington 6.5% National Average 7.4%
5 Years Washington 6.1% National Average 6.1%
10 Years Washington 4.9% National Average 4.3%
10 Largest Cities in Washington:
1. Seattle 563,374
2. Spokane 195,629
3. Tacoma 193,556
4. Vancouver 143,560
5. Bellevue 109,569
6. Everett 91,488
7. Federal Way 83,259
8. Kent 79,524
9. Yakima 71,845
10. Bellingham 67,171