i live in Normandy Park which is a burb of Seattle. Why did you leave the Seattle area, get laid off from Boeing? Place has changed plenty since you've left i'm sure. i remember when i was a kid Federal Way was woods, now it's absolutely stuffed with crappy houses, apartments, mini malls and gang bangers.
i can't really imagine myself moving to a place without mountains though, since i do alot of epic riding in the Cascades. Still enough difficult high country terrain to escape the city with a tank of gas and mt. bike.