WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO WASHINGTON    

HISTORY & CULTURE

This state retains arich Native American heritage despite a smallpox epidemic that decimated the local population in the 1770s. European explorers first came to Washington in the late 1700s.

NORTHWEST IS BEST

Though one of America’s youngest states, Washington has a great mix of heritage and nature. People here lean liberal, so you can expect a diverse and tolerant (if somewhat crunchy) destination.

CLIMATE

There are 2 distinct climate zones. Mild, humid, summer days west of the Cascades rarely rise above 79°, and winter days seldom drop below 46° while eastern counties have warm summers and cool winters.

DRIVERS LICENSE

After you have settled yourself in your new Washington home, you need to update your vehicle’s registration and driver's license. Pay within the do the 30-day time period to avoid a penalty fee.

REAL ESTATE

Washington homes are listed at an average price of $327,152 with the median price for sales at just above $305,950. For additional information, check out the Washington Association of Realtors.

MOVING & STORAGE

One of the secrets to successful relocation is working with a reputable company. Before your move to Washington, be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.

197 Fun Things to Do in Washington

There are so many cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in Washington, but we only had room for 197! Check out this article by Atlas Obscura for some fun things to do.

Best Places to Live in Washington

Explore the best towns and cities to live in Washington based on factors such as crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.

Hike Washington Mountains

Whether you've just moved to Washington state or you've been a local here for years, this list of must-do hikes is a great place to plan your next outdoors adventure.