Winter in Sequim doesn’t mean staying huddled indoors waiting for Spring. Located in the rain shadow of the majestic Olympic Mountains, Sequim stays sunny most of the year. This, coupled with mild temperatures, invites locals and visitors to play outside through the winter months. While the beautiful, diverse landscape offers mountains, coastlines and forests to explore and enjoy. Add a warm and welcoming downtown and Sequim has the perfect combination of a charming town surrounded by amazing scenery. It’s no surprise that so many choose to make their home in this piece of paradise on the Olympic Peninsula.
The Olympic Mountains surrounding Sequim are turning white with snow and nearby Hurricane Ridge offers adventures for an exciting winter. Hurricane Ridge is a popular year-round destination with the amazing views at a 5,242 elevation. In the winter it’s transformed by an annual average snowfall of 400 plus inches. Just an hour’s drive from Sequim, Hurricane Ridge has all the winter sports from downhill skiing to snowshoeing. Be sure to visit Sequim on your way to your winter adventure in the Olympic Mountains.
As we settle into 2017, it’s time to start looking at and appreciating the charmed life we lead in Sequim. If you don’t already live here, perhaps it’s time you join us? There are many significant reasons to move to Sequim. The obvious one that most people talk about is weather, and the infamous “blue hole” in which Sequim resides. While that is certainly fantastic and an important part to life here, that’s not all there is. Sequim is also considered a gateway to all of the incredible destinations further west on the Olympic Peninsula. In Sequim, you get all of the amenities of modern life: High quality doctors, good schools, a vibrant community culture, plenty of stores and restaurants, and an active retired community. From there, your journey is only just beginning. Continue Reading
Sequim is a true 4 season destination. Though Sequim does certainly get rain throughout the year, for the most part the weather is sunny, mild, and perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. So far, the winter weather this year has been exceptional. We’ve even had some lowland snow, and it leaves us feeling excited for all of the winter sports our area offers. Whether you’re making the transition to life here on the Peninsula or looking for something to do while visiting, there’s a surprising amount of fun to be had in Sequim during these winter months. Continue Reading
Sequim, known as a respite from the typically gray and rainy Pacific Northwest, is a wonderful place to be during the winter. So many of us tend to stay indoors, out of the harsh elements of winter. But in Sequim, we have the chance to do exactly the opposite. Whether you’re looking for traditional winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding, or whether you just want to take a quiet walk through nature this winter, Sequim has what you’re looking for. It doesn’t matter what the weather does in Western Washington; there’s always something to do in Sequim. Come fall in love with the charms of the Olympic Peninsula; you won’t want to leave! Continue Reading
Fall on the Olympic Peninsula is just as glorious as the rest of the year. One look around at this incredibly scenic valley, and you’ll wonder why you haven’t moved here sooner. Though people relocate to Sequim for a variety of reasons, the exquisite sunny, dry weather and the unbeatable natural beauty are high on the list for most. Though spring and summer are the more obvious choice for outdoor recreation, fall’s frequent sunny days and mild temperatures allow for plenty of outdoor adventure as well. Whether it’s hiking, biking, golfing, birding, kayaking, or beachcombing, fall on the Olympic Peninsula is unbeatable. 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
Winters are pretty mild in Sequim, but the summer weather is simply spectacular. As we enter into the hottest days of the year for many cities around the country, it’s easy to see why so many people love the summer weather in Sequim. Sure, it gets hot here, too. But by hot, we mean in the low to upper 70’s, and occasionally the 80’s. We don’t mean it gets into the 90’s or above, and we certainly don’t experience the smothering humidity that the East Coast does. High temperatures have been known to happen, but certainly not on a regular basis. On the whole, the weather in Sequim is mild, enjoyable, and perfect for enjoying the stunning Olympic Peninsula. No matter whether you’re moving here for the weather or the community, our Sequim Real Estate Brokers will help every step of the way. Contact us today. Continue Reading
The vast wilderness of Olympic National Park is a place where our planet’s bountiful diversity is on constant display. Within these million acres of park land, visitors will find thousands of years of human history and a fascinating range of ecosystems, from glacier-capped mountains and old-growth rain forests, to 70+ miles of rugged coastline. The Olympic National Park is a destination in and of itself, and Sequim is the gateway to these wild lands. Whether you plan to travel to the highest peaks, wander into the deepest parts of the forest, or explore the wild coastal lands, this World Heritage Site won’t leave you disappointed. Whether for a few hours, days or weeks, come join the millions of people visit the park each year. Continue Reading
As Real Estate Agents, we’re so often asked what it is that makes Sequim such a special place to live. The answers are varied and complex, just like the wonderful people that call this sunny little piece of the Olympic Peninsula home. However, a simple glance around the greater Sequim-Dungeness Valley in Sequim during the beautiful months of spring will probably give you a glimpse into the special personality that is Sequim. This charming, quiet valley is undeniably beautiful as the sun comes up over the rugged peaks of the Olympic Mountains, sparkling along the rippling shores of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Everywhere you look, Sequim is in blossom. From the early buds on Sequim’s Lavender farms to the wildflowers painting the hills of the Olympics, Sequim is a vibrant, colorful valley of spring time joy. Come see what life in Sequim is like for yourself, and you’ll soon understand the pull it has. Contact our Sequim Real Estate Agents when you’re ready to move. Continue Reading
It’s not often that people need to be convinced to move here; take one simple look around at the abundant natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula and you’ll be hooked for life. The start of the winter season is officially here, and we’re excited for all of the opportunities and winter activities that brings our way. Whether you’re making the transition to life here on the Peninsula or looking for something to do while visiting, there’s a surprising amount of fun to be had in Sequim during these winter months. With an abundance of natural resources surrounding us, it’s easy to see why Sequim is such a popular and wonderful community. Continue Reading