Beautiful Sunny Sequim
Surrounded by the majestic Olympic Peninsula and the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca it’s no wonder that Sequim is regularly named as one of the best places to retire in the nation. It has a small town feeling and offers big city amenities. It also boasts the best weather in Western Washington. Sequim is considered one of the most senior friendly cities in the world! Live in the beauty of it all…
Sequim is located only thirty minutes from the Victoria Ferry, forty minutes from Hurricane Ridge, an hour and half from the Olympic rainforest and about two hours from Seattle. It is close enough to greater Puget Sound for quick access if special services are needed, but distant enough to maintain peaceful tranquility.
Sequim residents appreciate our extensive and skilled medical community. Nearly 120 physicians maintain practices in the Sequim / Port Angeles area, along with some 60 dentists. There are seven full service pharmacies. The Olympic Medical Center, 15 minutes from Sequim in Port Angeles, provides more intensive medical and hospital services. OMC maintains several healthcare facilities in Sequim as well, and provides laboratory services, physical therapy, radiation oncology and health education.
There is no rush hour in Sequim. Driving is easy and relatively slow-paced and parking is abundant. For those who prefer not to drive, Clallam Transit offers regular bus service and convenient routes from early morning until late evening and seniors ride free! Olympic Bus Lines provides daily service to Silverdale, Seattle and SeaTac Airport.
Rocket Transportation features door-to-door service and Clallam Paratransit offers rides by appointment. Kenmore Air Express has multiple flights daily from nearby Port Angeles to the Seattle area.
Because we are located in the "rain shadow" of the Olympic Mountains, the weather in Sequim is noticeably dryer and milder than the rest of Western Washington. Sequim averages over 300 days a year with at least some sunshine, and only 16 inches of annual rainfall. While Seattle residents look enviously at the “blue hole” over the Peninsula, we live under it. Because of the protection of the mountains, when our skies are cloudy, most of our neighbors are getting soaked!
Sequim enjoys an active and engaging third sector community. We have over 160 service, fraternal and special interest groups in the area, from unique local organizations to branches of national associations. Whether you seek special services and support, or a chance to volunteer and make a difference, you’ll find plenty of opportunities here.
Kids from kindergarten through 12th grade receive a quality education in Sequim’s fine public school system. Continuing education for adults is provided by Peninsula College. There are regular class offerings in Sequim, and even more options at the main campus in Port Angeles, which is just a short drive away. Some four-year degrees are also offered through an arrangement with Western Washington University. The Sequim library is well stocked, with over 120,000 volumes available.