Living in Washington

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Washington has it all. No matter where you settle in the state, you’ll find it to be a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.

State jobs can be found all over the state

State government jobs are located across Washington. Whether you prefer the urban lifestyle of Seattle, the more laid-back attitude of smaller cities like Spokane or Olympia, the farming communities of Eastern Washington or coastal fishing communities, every region and community in the state has something special to offer.

Culture and recreation

One of the world's most scenic places, Washington offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty. From the shores of the Pacific Coast to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse, this state offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Cities and towns across the state boast rich cultural amenities including theater, music, fine food, wine tasting, and more.

And sports fans find plenty to cheer for–from little league to college to major league sports franchises.

Economic diversity

Washington’s economy is a diverse blend of technology, aerospace, agriculture, and tourism. We’re home to some of the most innovative companies in the world, from small specialty wineries to technology giants to cutting-edge medical research centers. Washington’s West Coast location and shared border with Canada make our state a center for international trade and cultural diversity.

Strong education

From early childhood education programs to nationally recognized four-year universities, Washington is a great place to receive an education.

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