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Get Outside on the Olympic Peninsula

Fall Activities on the Olympic PeninsulaFall 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

An Afternoon at Railroad Bridge Park

Railroad Bridge Park SequimOne step outside your door in the morning, and you realize that the transition between summer and fall is here.  Crisp, chilly mornings are normal this time of year; just as normal as sunny, beautiful afternoons.  Only in the beautiful town of Sequim do you get to enjoy the Olympic Peninsula’s famous natural beauty without all the typical Washington Rain.  Thanks to the rainshadow effect of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim enjoys an incredible 250+ sunny days every year.  The difference in Sequim’s weather patters is much more noticeable during the typically dreary fall and winter days. When the rest of Western Washington bundles up and pulls out the umbrella’s, those of us in Sequim head outside to enjoy the drier weather at places like Sequim’s Railroad Bridge Park. Continue Reading

Enjoy the Summer Weather in Sequim

Summer Weather in Sequim, WashingtonWinters 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

Explore Sequim’s Local History

Sequim HistoryThough today Sequim has the appearance of a small yet modern city, that hasn’t always been the case.  Sequim has a rich and varied history, which can be traced back centuries.  At it’s earliest, Sequim was home to the Jamestown S’klallam Tribe, members of which still reside along the beautiful shores of Sequim Bay. In later years, the arid Sequim Valley became home to early pioneers and settlers, who turned these dry lands into an irrigated agricultural powerhouse. Though agriculture still remains a vital part of Sequim’s identity, it is now more known as a sunny retirement and tourist destination. Despite the modernization of Sequim, there are still a variety of historic destinations to explore, which remain an important aspect of the Sequim community.  Find your dream home from our local real estate listings, and then learn everything you can about this charming small town on the Olympic Peninsula.   Continue Reading

Redefining Winter on the Olympic Peninsula

Winter Activities SequimDid you know that even in the middle of winter, spending time at the beach is not only possible, but popular on the Olympic Peninsula?  It’s just another one of the many great aspects about life here in the Pacific Northwest.  By in large, the winter stays in the mountains, and the rest of us enjoy the relatively mild weather and the always-accessible outdoors down here at sea-level.  In just a few minutes from any location in Sequim, you can be on the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, enjoying the scenery and its many inhabitants.  If you’re willing to explore further, drive a couple of hours west and find the incredible scenery and perfect solitude along any of the ocean beaches.  Second Beach in La Push, Kalaloch and Ruby Beach, and Shi Shi Beach are particular favorites. Continue Reading

Family Friendly Fall Activities in Sequim

Fall is a wonderful time of year for fun activities, especially in a small, family-friendly town such as Sequim.  Thanks to it’s temperate and dry climate, outdoor enthusiasts can expect comfortable temperatures suitable for a variety of activities, from hiking, biking, and golfing, to birding, kayaking, and beachcombing.  If you have younger kids in tow, then you’ll certainly want to stop in at Sequim’s local farms for some fall-themed fun.  No matter what it is you’re interested in, there are plenty of exciting fall activities to enjoy in Sequim. 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

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