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Top-Rated Restaurants in Sequim

Sequim RestaurantsYou’ve either made the decision to move to Sequim or are starting to think about it, and you can hardly wait to explore your new/potential hometown in earnest. Likely, the decision to move to the beautiful Pacific Northwest has involved plenty of little decisions along the way.  Things like access to high quality healthcare, affordability, weather, quality of life & community enrichment programs, and the quality of the public schools.  Now that those bigger decisions are out of the way, it’s time to see what else lies in wait to enrich your daily life. Perhaps you’re the type of person that likes to enjoy the occasional meal out?  Though small in size, there is certainly no shortage of spectacular restaurants in Sequim to satisfy every craving.  It may even be just the push you need to check out the local real estate market and make your decision final.

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Fall Hiking in Sequim

Sequim Fall HikingAll it takes is one simple look around at the abundant natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula for visitors to fall in love with the Sequim area and all it has to offer. Many new residents have flocked to the greater Sequim Valley after that first impression. One of the best things about Sequim, other than its idyllic setting, is the moderate weather that we enjoy year-round.  The frequent sunny days and mild temperatures allow residents and visitors alike to get outside on a regular basis.  Though spring and summer may be the more obvious choices for hiking on the Olympic Peninsula, we find that there really isn’t any bad time of year to get out and enjoy the trails.  If you haven’t been yet, we invite you to come explore Sequim with us, and to see firsthand what all the hype is about. Continue Reading

Plan For Retirement in Sunny Sequim

Sequim Washington RetirementWhether you’re planning to retire by the end of the year, sometime next year, or even several years from now, choosing the perfect place to spend your retirement years is an important consideration.  Sequim has been consistently ranked as one of the West’s best places to retire.  To those of us familiar with Sequim’s abundant beauty and small-town charm, that comes as no surprise. However, if you’ve never heard of our charming little town on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, now is a great time to discover why this is the perfect retirement town. From the high number of active older adults and affordably priced homes, to its temperate climate and abundant opportunities for recreation, Sequim is the ideal retirement community. Whether you’re coming from Alaska, California, or somewhere east of here, spend a few days in Sequim and feel the charm that makes this sunny little town so alluring, then start planning for tomorrow by browsing through our Sequim Real Estate. Continue Reading

Sequim’s Beautiful Waterfront

Sequim waterfront PropertyThough there are seemingly endless miles of coastline along the Olympic Peninsula, Sequim is situated in a truly unique and desireable location.  With the beautiful Straight of Juan de Fuca to the North and the dramatic rise of the Olympic Mountains to the South, stunning vistas surround the often sunny town of Sequim.  If you need more reasons to live here than it’s beauty alone, it’s important to know that this charming small town lies in a protected valley, affording it more dry and sunny days than the rest of the fabled rainy Pacific Northwest.  From the headwaters of the Dungeness River to Sequim Bay and Discovery Bay, the quaint town of Sequim is the perfect place to relocate to a stunning piece waterfront property. Continue Reading

Fresh Local Produce from Sequim Farms

Sequim FarmsVisitors to Sequim today will find that farms are abundant, harking back to a time when argriculture was the main livelihood for our city’s early occupants.  The fertile delta of the Dungeness River enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year, thanks to its location in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.  This wonderful and unique climate to the Pacific Northwest enables Sequim Farms to produce some of the finest produce throughout the year.  Access to these wonderful Sequim Farms and farm stores is just one more reason why living in the Sequim Valley is so wonderful. Continue Reading

Retire to Sequim’s Beautiful Bell Hill

Retire Sequim Bell Hill NeighborhoodAre you looking for the perfect place to retire and trying to find the perfect balance in terms of location and lifestyle?  You should look no further than the wonderful town of Sequim, located the sunny Sequim-Dungeness Valley on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.  Sequim is a small town, but you’d never know it with all of the wonderful ammenities available to our residents.  With top-notch healthcare, wonderful community activities, endless opportunities to explore the beautiful region, and the uncommonly sunny weather for the Pacific Northwest, Sequim has everything you’re looking for in a retirement community.  There are plenty of quaint and charming neighborhoods to choose from when looking to relocate to Sequim, but none perhaps more beautiful or popular than the Bell Hill Neighborhood, which towers high above the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Continue Reading

Top 5 Summer Activities in Sequim

Sequim summer activitiesMost people don’t need a reason to move here; one simple look around at the abundant natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula has them hooked for life.  However, if you’re looking for yet another reason to move to Sequim, you don’t need to look far during these warm summer months in the stunning Pacific Northwest.  With an abundance of natural resources and summer activities to enjoy, it’s not hard to see why Sequim is such a popular and wonderful community to be a part of.  Whether you want to spend your time hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, or visiting thriving local farms and markets, these 5 top summer activities will help you make the most out of your summers in Sequim. Continue Reading

Sequim Lavender Farms Shine in July

Lavender Farms SequimThe charming town of Sequim, Washington boasts a climate similar to that of Southern France.  Thanks to its location in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim enjoys more dry and sunny days than most of the Olympic Peninsula.  This warm, dry environment is perfect for growing lavender, and over the years has led to Sequim becoming the Lavender capital of North America. Sequim is home to many beautiful lavender farms, and summer is the perfect time to enjoy row after row of this fragrant purple beauty. Continue Reading

Find Your Serenity in Sequim’s Dungeness Valley

Dungeness Bay SequimLeave the quiet streets of downtown Sequim traveling north, and you’ll find yourself meandering through the pristine acres of Dungeness Valley farmland before reaching a pristine stretch of shoreline along the beautiful Straight of Juan de Fuca.  Here, you’ll find one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Sequim area where the mighty Dungeness River empties into the Straight of Juan de Fuca, sharply contrasted by the dramatic peaks of the Olympic Mountains to the south.  The bay and estruary found here support a tremendous variety of wildlife and natural habitat, and has been recognized as both an important habitat for migrating birds and spawning salmon. Continue Reading