Another location you might want to consider is the Vancouver Washington Area. Your close to Portland and Vancouver which both have excellent hospitals and the Housing is a little cheaper down here. as far as Fishing we have everything ! you can take your boat out on the Columbia, which is good for Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead, Bass etc.. we also have the Kalama, Cowlitz, the Lewis, the Klickitat, the Washougal, the Elochoman all good rivers for Salmon, Steelhead and Sea Run Cutthroats. If you need a big City Portland is just 20 minutes away. it's no Seattle but it has everything Seattle has without the Population. Also we have some pretty good lakes. most of which are stocked with Rainbows, Browns, Cutthroats. I used to live just north of Seattle in Edmonds(Great town by the way) and I prefer it down here. We get less Gloomy Days too !.Good luck on your choices and where ever you end up just know the guys here on the site will welcome you ! p.s. Another good Benny is that there is no Sales Tax in Portland.