idk but I am definitely glad to have grown up where I did, rural SW Washington State. The photo below is the town where I was born, LONG ago now...I already posted this for Marianne but that was a few years back.
The population was maybe 1700 or 1800 back then, but I think it has lost a hundred count or so since 1944. The river is the Willapa. I wanted to go visit the cemetery where my pioneer family is buried, but kept waiting for the county health dept. to give the okay for an out-of-town visitor, and now I have probably missed the good weather until next summer!
It's just a few miles to the ocean, so all the creeks are tidal, the water moves very slowly even at low tide and we call the the creeks sloughs.
However I have loved Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Des Moines...those are the only cities in the USA where I have spent any significant time and I loved all of them...not to mention Victoria and Vancouver, B.C., those are exquisite also, I feel certain you could have a wonderful childhood there!