The Nation: Slices of the Good Life

A picture-window view of a passing submarine, a rising mountain, a rippling lake or inlet—these, and more, are the fringe benefits enjoyed by many who reside around Puget Sound. Three examples of varied lifestyles:

The Islanders. Each weekday morning when Attorney Charles Moriarty, 50, a former state senator, boards the 7:10 ferry for a 35-minute commute to a glass-and-steel skyscraper in Seattle, he leaves behind what his wife Marion calls "a paradise"—Restoration Point on Puget Sound's Bainbridge Island. Founded in 1890 as a summer retreat for a wealthy group of Ivy League sailing...

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