@virgo Hey, we’re Lake Washington school district! Cost of living-wise, on the Eastside you won’t have sticker shock coming from the Bay Area. Bellevue and Lake Washington (includes Kirkland and Redmond) are both tech-heavy areas, and while culture-wise a bit dull also safe quiet areas, and if you want interesting culture stuff you’re close to Seattle. I’ve been really happy with the experience we’ve had in Lake Washington so far. Everett is going to be more affordable; unfortunately I don’t know much about that area. Some people even commute to the areas you mentioned from Everett, but it’s a fuck of a commute. I imagine that just by nature of socioeconomics you will have more parent involvement and high maintenance parents in Lake Washington and Bellevue, but those are districts that will value the STEM subjects, so do that cost-benefit analysis. I can give you more specifics if you have a better idea of where you’ll end up.