Port Townsend, WA, 98368 was voted by me as THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE in 2009. Home prices are down to a more affordable level. Crime is low. Happiness is up. Rainfall is low. 2 mountain ranges to view. 2 major peaks to see, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker. Locals are friendly and considerate. Traffic congestion is non-existent. I couldn't think of a better place to live. So I convened my panel of experts...me, myself and I and after careful deliberation, research and insight...we chose Port Townsend and THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE for 2009. In fact, we couldn't find any other locations worth putting on the list. Check back next year to see if the list has expanded. Due to budgetary constraints we had to keep our research down to one town. Next year we are hoping to have a travel budget and actually look at more than one place, but until then...PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON IS THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE FOR 2009!!