Moving Suggestions

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Hey all!

I will be graduating in April (and officially done in June)! I am entertaining the idea of moving out of the state and moving West really intrigues me. I would love to live in a dog-friendly location, near mountains and/or amazing hiking trails.

Just in case it helps - somehow - I am obtaining my Elementary/Special Education certificates.

TIA!

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If you don't mind tons of rain, Seattle and Portland are super dog friendly, near mountains AND beaches, tons of hiking trails, and I might be biased but I think the northwest is one of the most gorgeous places to live as well :)
 

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I agree with everything said above. LOL. I live in Los Angeles, and it's ugly and dry here. I love the pacific northwest... ie: around Portland, OR or Seattle.

It seems like getting into various dog sports and clubs is easy if you live around Portland too. All the dog resources are there haha
 
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Yup, Portland is the bomb.

I have this 6 blocks from my house (keep in mind I live smack dab in the middle of the city):
DSC_0144 by fablethecattledog, on Flickr

and this:
IMG_5213 by fablethecattledog, on Flickr

This hike is a 40 minute drive from Portland:
IMG_1064 by fablethecattledog, on Flickr

The beach is 2 hours away:
IMG_3038 by fablethecattledog, on Flickr
IMG_3013 by fablethecattledog, on Flickr

This hike is about 2 hours away:
IMG_0971 by fablethecattledog, on Flickr

I went backpacking a couple weeks ago in the High Desert near Bend:
IMG_1001 by fablethecattledog, on Flickr

There's also this:
IMG_0382 by fablethecattledog, on Flickr

The mountains are also all very close, but I can't seem to find any pictures from the last time I was up on Mt. Hood.

And it's all dog-friendly. So if you don't mind a lot of rain, traffic, and hippies (I say that in the most loving way), Portland is a pretty perfect place.
 
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Wow, never considered Seattle/Portland area. I actually know someone there and have some hippy-dippy tendencies myself. I'll definitely keep that in mind :)
 
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I'll vouch for the Pacific Northwest, I used to live in Olympia and it was great, being there with a dog would have been better. ;)

Colorado is pretty nice too, I hear, and close to what you want.
 
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If you're willing to move out of country, BC is a dog lovers heaven! I adore it there.

Otherwise I loved living in California. We were thirty minutes from the beach, an hour from the mountains, the weather was great...loved it.
 

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