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Head to the Hurricane Ridge Ski Area this Winter

The Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the world with striking mountainous views, sparkling waters, and picturesque coastlines. Many people move here just for outdoor recreation!  Thankfully, the Hurricane Ridge Ski Area is only an hour from Sequim, WA, and only 40 minutes from Port Angeles, WA. For those who love heading to the beach in the warmer months and hitting the slopes in the winter, you’ll absolutely fall in love with the location of these small towns on the Olympic Penisula.

The Hurricane Ridge Ski Area is within the Olympic National Park, and it’s the westernmost ski area in the continental United States. Olympic National Park is a diverse preserved area with three distinct ecosystems: the Pacific coastline, temperate forests, subalpine forests, and meadow areas. The Hurricane Ridge Ski area is located in the alpine region, and powdery white snow typically covers the landscape in the wintertime.

If you’ve felt the call of the beauty of the Northwest, there’s so much to explore here on the Olympic Penisula and the Olympic National Park. Let us help you decide if this is the place you’d like to call home. Reach out to one of our seasoned and personable agents today! Continue Reading

Celebrate Harvest at Washington Wineries Near Port Angeles

There are a handful of fantastic Washington wineries near the Port Angeles area for wine tasting, vineyard tours, and beautiful views. Autumn is a particularly great time to plan a visit out to these Washington wineries for the Harvest Wine Tour event. Not only will you take in the gorgeous fall foliage on the Olympic Peninsula, but the vineyards and wineries are also buzzing with activity this time of year.

One of the best ways to get to know an area before buying a home or business is by exploring the nearby activities. Wine tasting on the Olympic Peninsula can give you a glimpse of what it might be like to live here. It’s also a great way to connect with the locals, who can often give you an honest and authentic representation of what to expect, be that climate, atmosphere, and industry.

As the leading real estate agency in Sequim, WA, we pride ourselves on the deep understanding and connection to our area. We always have our finger on the pulse of the Sequim housing market and other nearby cities on the Olympic Peninsula. Our small team of highly experienced brokers all thoroughly enjoy working closely with and getting to know our clients; after all, when we successfully find you a home, you become our neighbor as well.

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Check Out these Port Townsend Restaurants

If there’s one thing we’re known for in the Northwest, it’s incredible, locally sourced seafood, produce, and products. And Port Townsend restaurants are no exception. This charming little town is known as a dining destination from the far reaches of Washington State. Port Townsend restaurants often make “best of” lists for the greater Seattle area—known for creative menus utilizing the beautiful bounty from nearby farms and producers.

For those who may be in the process of relocation, Port Townsend and the surrounding small cities like Sequim and Port Angeles are excellent locations to find a forever home. While these waterfront towns are picturesque and serene, you’ll still find plenty to do as far as entertainment and options out for dining.

If you’re curious about the real estate options on the Olympic Penisula, our seasoned and knowledgeable agents can guide you in the right direction. Not only have we been serving the Sequim community and beyond for more than 35 years, over that time, our brokers have also helped countless clients find the perfect home or business space. We enjoy working closely with our clients to develop strong relationships for the best outcome. Reach out to our office today! Continue Reading

Our Favorite Fall Activities!

Fall on the Olympic Peninsula is pretty magical – and certainly ranks high at the top of our list of places to explore.  There are so many great things to do in Sequim this fall, too, some of which may surrpise you! The Pacific Northwest may not share the same vibrant colors of New England in the fall, but Mother Nature still puts on a great show each year. It’s been a relatively dry summer, even for sunny Sequim, and we’re really looking forward to the crisp, cool nights and sunny days ahead.

Whether you’re looking for an epic fall adventure seeking out the best fall colors the Pacific Northwest has to offer, or whether you’d rather spend your time browsing the shops, restaurants, and more in downtown Sequim, we can think of plenty of things to do in Sequim this fall (along with neighboring towns). We’d love to share some of our favorite fall traditions with you – don’t hesitate to reach out for more information about Sequim, especially if you’re considering moving here. Our team at Schwab Realty is always happy to help!

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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

10 Fantastic Things to do in Sequim This Spring

If you’re holding off on enjoying the many wonderful things to do in Sequim because you don’t think the weather is suitable, it’s time to rethink your position! A recent February snowstorm hit the Pacific Northwest, slowing things down for a day or two. But, per usual, Sequim was spared the brunt of the storm, and it is thanks to the Rainshadow effect of the Olympic Mountains that affords Sequim more sunny days than is typical in the (sometimes) dreary Pacific Northwest!

Take advantage of Sequim’s drier than usual spring, and get out and enjoy all of the great things to do in Sequim this spring.  From birdwatching, hiking, and biking, to kayaking and more, there’s never a shortage of things to do in this beautiful, small town. Not only is Sequim great to explore on its own, but it’s also well-located on the Olympic Peninsula and serves as the perfect jumping-off point from which to explore vast expanses of the Olympic Peninsula.

Sure – there are plenty of fun things to do in Sequim (year-round!).  But did you also know Sequim is a wonderful place to live and work? We’re seeing people move here in record numbers as the modern workforce changes and allows for more and more remote working opportunities. If you’re interested in the Sequim real estate market, it’s time to talk with our seasoned Sequim Real Estate Agents. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have as to what it’s like living and working in the area. We have decades of experience that you can put to good use. Contact one of our wonderful Realtors in Sequim today. Continue Reading

A Romantic Dinner at Dockside Grill in Sequim

Romantic dinners out are a popular and simple way to reconnect and share a bit of intimacy with the person you love.  There are plenty of great Sequim Restaurants to choose from, but one of our favorites for special romantic dinners is Dockside Grill in Sequim.  The Dockside Grill in Sequim is located at the beautiful John Wayne Marina, just a couple of minutes outside of town.

It’s a beautiful location offering water views of the harbor, and the food is exquisite, with a delicious range of fresh, local seafood, steaks, and more. Great dining, romantic date-nights, and wonderful community amenities are just a few of the things that await you in Sequim.  If you’re considering making the move to this incredibly charming town on the Olympic Peninsula, work with the best real estate agents around.  Contact Schwab Realty today! Continue Reading

5 Reasons to choose our Sequim Real Estate Agents in 2021

Though our home real estate office is located in the charming town of Sequim, our Sequim Real Estate Agents actually serve the entire Olympic Peninsula, including the towns of Port Angeles and Port Townsend.  Our Sequim Real Estate Agents have been serving the communities of the Olympic Peninsula since 1986, which means we have decades of experience in real estate marketing up here.  That gives us an incredible range of knowledge not just about current homes and properties on the market, but about the communities you’ll be living in, too. It’s this experience that is invaluable, and which makes us the best Sequim Real Estate Agents to work with in 2021.

The corporate work environment with big cities to the east of us, like Seattle and Tacoma, and even in some other areas in Oregon and California and beyond, have changed dramatically over the course of 2020.  What this means, effectively, is that more and more people are able and willing to work remotely.  In response, we’ve seen a rapid influx of people to the Olympic Peninsula over the course of 2020, and expect that trend to continue in 2021.

At Schwab Realty, we serve a broad range of clientele, including those who are looking for all types of residential properties, land, commercial, farms, ranches, businesses, and investments. Aside from our deep knowledge about the area, one thing that consistently sets our Sequim Real Estate Agents apart from the rest is the dedication we show to each and every one of our clients. Get started on your new life, and contact one of our incredible Sequim real estate agents today!

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