If you love the outdoors, small town communities and practicality in life, there’s no better place to make your home than Clallam County, Washington. Making up the northern part of the Olympic Peninsula, the county’s towns are nestled between the looming Olympic Mountains and the shores of the Salish Sea, Crescent Lake, and the Pacific Ocean. Hiking, kayaking, surfing, beachcombing, and so much more are literally at your doorstep. If you’re looking to live or retire away from the bustle of city life but still in reach of plenty of things to do, these towns offer ample activities, events, arts, and entertainment. There’s a little something for everyone here, whether you enjoy peace and quiet or want to have a bit of culture and fun.
Places to Live in Clallam County
- Port Angeles: With the entrance to Olympic National Park to the south, a ferry ride to Victoria, Canada, to the north, and Lake Crescent a short drive to the west, Port Angeles is in the center of it all. Plus, it’s home to great restaurants, fun festivals, arts and music, and antique shops. Located in the Olympic rain shadow, Port Angeles gets less rainfall than typical Northwest towns. Learn about building a home in Port Angeles here.
- Sequim: Also located in the rainshadow, Sequim is a sunny spot perfect for retirees. It has a quaint downtown, artisan filled farmer’s market, and the area’s beloved annual Lavender Festival. Plus, it’s close to bike trails, hiking, watersports, and the beautiful Dungeness Spit. There’s a range of options for building in Sequim—from water views, to meadowed plateaus, to forested lots. Learn about building a home in Sequim here.
- Diamond Point: This unincorporated neighborhood of Sequim offers the feeling of a private enclave while offering sweeping views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Discovery Bay. Yet it’s still just 20 minutes from the amenities of Sequim. Enjoy a walkable environment and easy beach access. Learn about building a home in Diamond Point here.
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