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Visit Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend

The Olympic Peninsula truly is a wonderful getaway destination, filled with an incredible range of things to see and do – and that includes visiting wonderful historic attractions like Fort Worden State Park.  Fort Worden State Park is located in the charming town of Port Townsend, which is itself a historic destination.  The town is filled with quaint Victorian architecture, plenty of antique shops, and a wealth of history.

In addition to being home to great attractions like Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend is an extraordinary little seaport town with a vibrant arts community. The town is home to two different National Historic Landmark Districts, some truly amazing restaurants and shops, plenty of beaches and outdoor recreation to enjoy, and so much more.

This summer, why not visit us on the Olympic Peninsula, where you can leave the everyday stress behind and experience the quieter pace of life up here? We have no doubt you’ll fall in love with it here.  And when you do, our incredible team of real estate agents will be right here, ready to help you take the next step in making this your forever home.  Reach out to us today if we can help in any way. Continue Reading

6 Great Washington Wineries Near Sequim

There are many incredible things to love about Sequim and the Olympic Peninsula as a whole – including indulging in some delicious wine tasting at nearby Washington wineries.  Especially now, with international travel being limited, it’s a great time to get out and explore our own backyard.  We’ve seen growing tourism in the Sequim area over the years – and even increased interesting in living in this beautiful and more affordable part of the state!

As you head out for new adventures this summer, don’t miss your chance to stop in and sip your way through our local Washington wineries in Sequim, Port Angeles, and Port Townsend. If you’re interested in coupling a little real estate shopping into your trip around the area, our local real estate agents, who have been helping clients buy and sell properties for decades, would love to help you find your next investment. Reach out to us today, and let us know if we can help you! Continue Reading

A Simple Guide to Berry Picking at Graysmarsh Farm

Sequim is a quaint sunny town in Western Washington that’s great to visit or live in. From the fine weather and alluring attractions (think the Olympic Mountains, coastline, and Dungeness spit) to its fresh air and spectacular landscape, this stunning gem has so much to offer.  Each summer, we love gathering at local farms like Graysmarsh Farm for berry picking – it’s a time-honored tradition in the Pacific Northwest!

Outdoor enthusiasts are spoiled throughout the year here, too.  There are endless activities to engage in such as kayaking, biking, whale watching, hiking, fishing, flying, and golfing. Interested in making berry picking a yearly part of your life?  All you have to do is move to Sequim!  It’s an incredible place to live.  All you need to do is reach out to wonderful Sequim real estate agents for more information! Continue Reading

Visit Sequim Bay State Park This Summer

Sequim, located on the Olympic Peninsula about 2 hours west of Seattle, offers unparalleled mountain views and a wide variety of landscapes and animal life to enjoy.  It’s also the home of Sequim Bay State Park, which is a wonderful place to camp or stay for a few days while you explore this charming corner of the world.

Sequim is nestled near the foot of the Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Forest and makes for the perfect getaway for outdoor adventurers. It’s also just minutes from the sparkling blue waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, so perfect for fishermen, boaters, and water lovers of all types.  At Sequim Bay State Park, you can truly enjoy the best of all worlds – and it’s all just minutes from the charming downtown of Sequim, which offers weary travelers a home-town feel when they’re not traversing the trails.

Come experience the fresh air of the Olympic Peninsula this summer.  Once you’re here, you may never want to go back – and we can help with that, of course! Continue Reading

Shop Local at Sunny Farms in Sequim

Sequim is a beautiful, sunny city on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.  The area is full of natural beauty and small-town charm. Anyone who is an outdoor enthusiast will feel right at home in this quaint little town, which is nestled between the sparkling waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the majestic Olympic Mountains. Sequim is well-known for its beautiful lavender fields and an active arts community. The diverse culture comes from Sequim’s location in the beautiful Sequim-Dungeness Valley, which is located on the tip of the Olympic Peninsula.

If you love nature and diverse culture, then Sequim is just the place for you. Now is the perfect time to move to the Sequim area as home values are up about 10% in value in the latest year-over-year reports. If you want to invest in a home that is quickly appreciating in value, please feel free to contact us at Schwab Realty for further assistance. Continue Reading

Spend a Day Birdwatching at the Dungeness Spit

One very cool natural wonder just outside the boundary of Sequim, Washington is the Dungeness Spit. It’s 5.5 miles of sandy land stretching into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In fact, it’s the longest natural sand-spit in the United States. This land is also known as the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to more than 250 bird species, as well as numerous land and marine mammals. Wildlife thrives here, so it’s a particularly incredible place for birdwatching and nature-gazing.

The Dungeness Spit is just under 15 minutes drive from downtown Sequim. If you’re looking to move away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and be closer to nature, Sequim and the surrounding areas might be the best place to start your house hunt. Schwab Realty is based in Sequim, but we’re also very familiar with the area around the Dungeness Spit and all along the Olympic Peninsula.

On your visit out to this Northwest corner of Washington State, birdwatching at the Dungeness Spit is a lovely way to become familiar with the beauty of the beaches and climate here. This upcoming Spring and Summer are the best months for clear skies and active birding at the Dungeness Spit. Get in touch with one of our amazing agents today to start planning your next move!  Continue Reading

Biking the Olympic Discovery Trail & More in Sequim

The Olympic Discovery Trail is 130-mile expanse that cuts through some of the most beautiful parts of the Northwest. One of the stops along the way is our charming little town Sequim in Washington state. In fact, for the more novice bikers there’s a strip of the Olympic Discovery Trail that’s 26 miles of almost completely paved roads starting at Blyn, WA heading towards Sequim and then continues out to our neighboring town of Port Angeles.

Biking the Olympic Discovery Trail should be on the bucket list for any cycle enthusiast. Due to it’s maintained trails and bridge structures, it’s also actually quite a great place for those who are new to biking. This corner of Washington State is quintessential Northwest with temperate rainforests, coastal and mountain views and lots of space for outdoor recreation—biking, hiking, beach-combing and boating are popular outings here.

Luckily, due to Sequim’s location in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, this area averages less rain fall per year (only 16 inches), which is the same as Los Angeles, CA! It just so happens to also be the perfect climate for fragrant fields of lavender, creating seas of purple and a big draw for visitors around the globe. If you’d like to learn more about real estate options in Sequim and the surrounding areas, contact one of our knowledgeable agents today!  Continue Reading