Tag: Lavender Farms

10 Things to do on the Olympic Peninsula This Summer

While Sequim is certainly a charming and wonderful place to visit any time of year, it also makes a great home base for exploring the Olympic Peninsula.  Its location near some of the top things to do on the Olympic Peninsula is also what makes Sequim such a great place to live. From here, it’s easy to explore the nearby towns of Port Townsend and Port Angeles, while still also having easy access to the Olympic National Park and the area’s top attractions.

Whether you’re into hiking, biking, taking scenic drives, fishing, or just relaxing on local beaches and at local parks, Sequim really is the perfect place to relax and unwind this summer.  Whether you’re coming to the area to consider making a move or just want someplace new to visit, we hope you make Sequim a part of your summer plans this year.  If you have any questions about living in the area, reach out to one of our wonderful Sequim Real Estate Agents. Continue Reading

Sequim Lavender Festival

Lavender fields at the Lavender Festival You know it’s time for the Lavender Festival when the Sequim Valley is transformed by its beautiful lavender blooms. Imagine walking in rolling fields of brilliant purple, the warm sun on your face and the scent of lavender on the breeze. The fertile valley is like a watercolor painting of lush greens and deep amethyst, with snow capped mountains in the distance. It’s no wonder that Sequim is called the Provence of the Pacific Northwest.  With so much natural beauty, it’s easy to believe you are in Southern France.

This year marks the 21st annual Lavender Festival. The festival’s modest beginnings grew from restoring old dairy pastures with lavender fields in 1995. The lavender farms were the perfect crop for Sequim’s climate and are more sustainable, since they require little water. The first Lavender Festival was a very small, local affair that included only eight lavender farms. Today, there are approximately 40 lavender farms that grow 110,000 plants each year. The 2016 Lavender Festival had visitors from across the US and 55 countries around the world.

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Spring Blossoms in Sequim

Spring Blossoms SequimAs 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

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