Best Places to Retire: Sequim

May 12, 2015

Sunny Spot Amidst the Clouds, and for good reason. Sequim, WA (pronounced Skwim) enjoys more sunshine than anywhere else in Western Washington.  In fact, Sequim gets about as much annual rainfall as Los Angeles, but with milder temperatures and a population of just over 6,500.  That makes it a top destination for retirees that want the take-your-breath-away beauty of the Pacific Northwest without sacrificing a year-round lifestyle of active outdoor living. Here a just a few of the reasons why Sequim is among the best places to retire.

By boat or by kayak, there are plenty of places to launch onto picturesque Sequim Bay.

Take in a free, outdoor summer concert at the James Center for the Performing Arts.

Sequim is the Lavender Capital of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy picking your own lavender or visit the annual Lavender Festival.

Book a tee time and take advantage of Sequim’s sunny, mild weather at one of three golf courses.

Take a stroll through Carrie Blake Park or a bike ride on the 40 miles of paved trail between Sequim and Port Angeles.

Cheers! The nearby Olympic Peninsula features lots of local wineries.

Go fish! Enjoy fresh and saltwater fishing. Catch salmon, halibut, steelhead, shrimp, oysters, and of course plenty of Dungeness crab (we’re famous for it).

Take a hike! Nearby Olympic National park features dozens of hikes along rainforest paths, coastal trails, and features waterfall and mountain views.

Foodie? Visit the downtown Farmer’s Market for the freshest local meats, produce and artisan fare.

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