i have lived in the puyallup/sumner/tacoma area all my life. I currently live in Sumner, its roughly 50m west of crystal and 45m south of Seattle. Its a very small town feel, everyone is nice and a fairly low crime rate (up just in this general area (the PNW) there are a lot of meth junkies though). For the most part our weather is mild all year long. It doesnt rain a lot, but it is cloudy/ slight drizzle a lot of the times. You really cant go wrong living in the sumner or puyallup area, they are definitely some of the nicer areas to live in for a middle class family.