Yes, it is a great place to live. Because of the Cascade mountain range running down the middle, it's like having 2 states in one. Eastern Washington has lots of sun, hot summers, and cold winters. Western Washington, where I live, has very mild weather, most of the time. In the winter it rarely snows and in the summer it rarely gets above 80 degrees. Although we have had much warmer summers in the past ten years than we've ever had. Biggest complaint for Western Washington is that it rains too much, not enough sun. But I love it anyway.