I've lived in NY, NC, MD, ME, NJ and am currently in WA. Yeah, it was an out of character move.
If you love the outdoors and can tolerate the damp eight months and the liberals on the west side of the Cascades, with 4-6 months of skiing for the best in the world four months of summer with some of the best hiking on the planet right in youir backyard, stay here.
I still remember moving here from NJ and having a local appologize for the amost invisible smog haze you could see between us and Mt. Rainier, citing the weather inversion. <Ha!>