That will depend upon your income source. If you are on a fixed income as in a retirement or disability check, for our state one of the most affordable areas with the mildest climates is Grays Harbor County, WA. This is one of the lowest cost of living areas in Washington State and a very mild climate, although a bit of a wet one! You can buy a brand new single story home for under $150,000 and there is a beautiful, clean and convenient "Ocean Shores Community Club" if you buy in the little town of Ocean Shores, where your annual household dues are under $200 and that buys you 7 day per week access to an indoor swimming pool, basketball court, game room, media screening center, puzzle center, 2 big bayfront view decks, sprawling lawn, and 2 outdoor swimming pools. All of this and you are never more than a few blocks from a public beach!
This is a great area to retire. The one glitch is that for young working families, jobs are a challenge. The area used to be heavily dependant on logging and mills but those have closed down, and now there is very high unemplolyment. The area is very popular with retirees, and most of the rest of the business is seasonal from the oceanfront resorts and motels drawing business in from vacatioining Seattleites.
I don't sell homes in this area, but I can refer you to an area expert.