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Dine Out at These Port Angeles Restaurants

One thing is for sure about living in the Northwest: we have such a bounty of fresh ingredients from land and sea, there’s no shortage of unique places to eat. And Port Angeles restaurants are no exception! From casual, family-friendly eateries and cafes to elegant seafood-focused dining and gastropubs, you’ll find exactly what you need for a night out.

Port Angeles is just about 25 minutes from our office in downtown Sequim. Our team of agents is deeply familiar with both of these small towns on the Olympic Penisula. As you begin your search for real estate in this area, we always have great suggestions for Sequim and Port Angeles restaurants to try out. Food is such an essential part of our lives, and it’s something to consider when you’re buying a home or business property.

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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

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.

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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

Hire the Best Sequim Real Estate Agents

Schwab Realty, home to 4 of the best Sequim Real Estate Agents, has been serving Sequim and the Olympic Peninsula since 1986.  That’s more than 30 years of knowledge of not just Sequim’s real estate market, but the dynamic market on the entire Olympic Peninsula.  If you’ve been considering making the move to Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, or somewhere else on the Peninsula, now is a great time to talk to our seasoned real estate agents.

Schwab Realty is a full-service real estate agency in Sequim, and 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 adventure in real estate, and contact one of our incredible Sequim realtors today! Continue Reading

Our Favorite Things to do in Port Townsend

Though our real estate office is located in the town of Sequim, we proudly serve all communities on the Olympic Peninsula, including Port Angeles and Port Townsend.  Our neighbor to the east, Port Townsend, is a historically charming Victoria Seaport worth visiting.  In fact, there is an incredible range of things to do in Port Townsend, no matter the season in which you visit.

While the towns of the Olympic Peninsula, including Port Townsend, Sequim, and Port Angeles, each make wonderful places to visit, they are also extraordinary places to live and work. Whether you’re young, retired, or somewhere in between, there are plenty of things to do in Port Townsend and a broad range of amenities for people of all backgrounds.  It’s one of the many great things about living here!

If you’re curious about what moving to Port Townsend or anywhere else in the area could look like, we encourage you to reach out to anyone of our real estate agents for more information. 

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