i live in seattle, washington, and id say COME TO SEATTLE, but its a little too hilly for longboarding. you should take a look at bellingham. its a hippyish, semi-college town less than an hour from the canadian border. mt baker is reeeeal close (great mountain), and there are TONS of bike enthusiasts and whatnot in town. also if you like hacksack its your mecca. its less hilly, so longboarding is a go, and youre close enought to BC that there should be a steady flow of good weed (if youre into that at all).
like i said. its a cool place. check it out.