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Retire To Whidbey Island (Puget Sound‪)‬ Love Your DIGGS

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Have you ever dreamed of living on Nantucket Island or Martha’s Vineyard? Island life always seemed so dreamy and idealistic. One of the best places to retire in the Pacific Northwest is Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island has all of the romance and natural beauty without going all the way to the other side of the country! Located on the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound, Whidbey Island is just a couple of hours from Seattle International Airport, but an entire world from the crowded urban life.

Listen as I ask Kristen about important things you need to know – housing costs, weather, lifestyle and more!



Show Notes

Kendyl: Hello. Hello out there digs live channel subscribers. I am here today with Kristen Stavros, a relatively new friend for me. Hi Kristin. So I met Kristen at a gig that I did up in Tacoma, Washington. I totally fell in love with that area, not least amongst the reasons because it has a reasonable temperature in the summer as opposed to the cooker that we live in during the six weeks of LA hell. Um, and so for a long time I thought that the Pacific Northwest consisted of Seattle, cause you know, I’m your basic ignorance Southern California and who never went East of the I five. And what I found out when I went to Tacoma is there’s all these amazing places that someone could live and I’m kind of working through my new friends lists, exploring all these super, super cool areas that a Californian can go and our equity in our homes will go so far.

Kendyl: So Kristen, hi there. How are you? Thank you for having me. This is, this is a treat. Oh good. Well, it’s a treat for me too because like I know nothing about the area of the PAC Northwest that you’re in. So I kept getting it wrong and getting it wrong. And they get you live and work in an area called Whidbey Island. Correct. Whidbey Island. In fact, I’m going to, I’m going to write that on the screen because nobody is gonna know this. Um, so would it be Island? That’s, that’s where it is on the screen would be Island. Um, and so tell us where that is in relationship to the only any of us know down here, which is Seattle. Yeah.

Kristen: Okay. Great question. So, um, Seattle is about a two, two and a half hour drive from where I live.

Kendyl: And then it is about a two, two and a half hour drive to the other international airport, which is up in Vancouver, BC. So we’re kind of.

Kristen: mid point between Vancouver, BC, and Seattle. Correct. Okay. So it was a two hour drive no matter what you do for an international airport, correct? Correct.

Kendyl: But there’s a local airport?

Kristen: No, not really. So we used to have little planes come through here that would take you to the international airport. It didn’t make enough money. But the rumor on the street is that might be coming back.

Kendyl: Okay. All right. So then the people who live in Whidbey Island pretty much are there for the lifestyle. They’re not commuters to somewhere else.

Kristen: Not entirely true. So we have a lot of people who either do, most of their work is travel. And then working from home or from home, I worked from a, uh, agency that was in Seattle and Tacoma for six years the Island. So there are still some commuters, but they do it in like chunks.

Kendyl: Okay. All right. Right. So they don’t do it like, you know, three days on, four days off, they might take off for a couple of weeks to wherever the mothership is and then come back. And they’re working remotely is that,

Kristen: there is a major commuting community for Boeing, so Boeing employees and it’s, um, Boeing is right off the Island, off the South end of the Island. So the big Island is this long, weird looking Island. It takes about an hour to drive from the tippity top North to the [tippity] South, um, on the main highway,

Have you ever dreamed of living on Nantucket Island or Martha’s Vineyard? Island life always seemed so dreamy and idealistic. One of the best places to retire in the Pacific Northwest is Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island has all of the romance and natural beauty without going all the way to the other side of the country! Located on the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound, Whidbey Island is just a couple of hours from Seattle International Airport, but an entire world from the crowded urban life.

Listen as I ask Kristen about important things you need to know – housing costs, weather, lifestyle and more!



Show Notes

Kendyl: Hello. Hello out there digs live channel subscribers. I am here today with Kristen Stavros, a relatively new friend for me. Hi Kristin. So I met Kristen at a gig that I did up in Tacoma, Washington. I totally fell in love with that area, not least amongst the reasons because it has a reasonable temperature in the summer as opposed to the cooker that we live in during the six weeks of LA hell. Um, and so for a long time I thought that the Pacific Northwest consisted of Seattle, cause you know, I’m your basic ignorance Southern California and who never went East of the I five. And what I found out when I went to Tacoma is there’s all these amazing places that someone could live and I’m kind of working through my new friends lists, exploring all these super, super cool areas that a Californian can go and our equity in our homes will go so far.

Kendyl: So Kristen, hi there. How are you? Thank you for having me. This is, this is a treat. Oh good. Well, it’s a treat for me too because like I know nothing about the area of the PAC Northwest that you’re in. So I kept getting it wrong and getting it wrong. And they get you live and work in an area called Whidbey Island. Correct. Whidbey Island. In fact, I’m going to, I’m going to write that on the screen because nobody is gonna know this. Um, so would it be Island? That’s, that’s where it is on the screen would be Island. Um, and so tell us where that is in relationship to the only any of us know down here, which is Seattle. Yeah.

Kristen: Okay. Great question. So, um, Seattle is about a two, two and a half hour drive from where I live.

Kendyl: And then it is about a two, two and a half hour drive to the other international airport, which is up in Vancouver, BC. So we’re kind of.

Kristen: mid point between Vancouver, BC, and Seattle. Correct. Okay. So it was a two hour drive no matter what you do for an international airport, correct? Correct.

Kendyl: But there’s a local airport?

Kristen: No, not really. So we used to have little planes come through here that would take you to the international airport. It didn’t make enough money. But the rumor on the street is that might be coming back.

Kendyl: Okay. All right. So then the people who live in Whidbey Island pretty much are there for the lifestyle. They’re not commuters to somewhere else.

Kristen: Not entirely true. So we have a lot of people who either do, most of their work is travel. And then working from home or from home, I worked from a, uh, agency that was in Seattle and Tacoma for six years the Island. So there are still some commuters, but they do it in like chunks.

Kendyl: Okay. All right. Right. So they don’t do it like, you know, three days on, four days off, they might take off for a couple of weeks to wherever the mothership is and then come back. And they’re working remotely is that,

Kristen: there is a major commuting community for Boeing, so Boeing employees and it’s, um, Boeing is right off the Island, off the South end of the Island. So the big Island is this long, weird looking Island. It takes about an hour to drive from the tippity top North to the [tippity] South, um, on the main highway,

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