Where is Sequim, Washington and Why is Everybody Moving There?

by : Don Fourtner

The small city of Sequim, Washington sits on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest almost directly across the water from Vancouver Island, Canada. The ambiance of this Dungeness Valley paradise could never be described in words. However, I will attempt to do so in hopes that you might find out what thousands of visitors a year already know.

Coming into Sequim from the East, you are instantly stricken by the majestic mountain range to the south and the sweeping water views from the north. You might even notice the subtle change in the cloud cover as you drive into the valley. That is because Sequim is the driest spot in Western Washington, getting just an average of 18" of rain per year. However, there is just enough of a mix of rain and sun to keep the town and surrounding neighborhoods lush and green practically year round.

The natural layout and location of Sequim allows for an eclectic variety of outdoor activities. The surrounding area offers a paradise of fishing, hunting, hiking, bicycling, nature walks, river rafting, skiing (both snow & water)and general sightseeing.

Every year in July, 35,000 visitors from all over the world come to Sequim to celebrate the annual Lavender Festival.

15 miles to the west and you find yourself in the historic city of Port Angeles. This seaport city also offers a ferry ride to Victoria, Canada. Continue West and you can visit the natural hot springs and the Hoh Rain Forest.

We invite you to visit the Sequim Valley and the surrounding area and experience what visitors and residents have already discovered.

This area is not only a great place to visit; it is also a great place to live!