These are exciting times in Sequim. The real estate market is seeing the greatest activity it has seen in seven years, and as I show buyers homes from Diamond Point to Sequim to Port Angeles to Freshwater Bay, they are excited about buying a home and retiring in the Sequim area. The Sequim economy is thriving, and is the center of healthy economic activity on the northern Olympic Peninsula. This coming weekend is the annual Lavender Festival, which attracts 35,000 people to Sequim. Retirees are moving to Sequim from around the country. Many are visiting and planning to retire here, and many are discovering that the Sequim blue hole or rain shadow is very real.
Sequim is Growing
Because Sequim has become a magnet for retirees, the Sequim economy has been somewhat shielded from the drastic economic cycles that have hit many parts of the country. While some parts of the country have had businesses closing their doors and have suffered from laying off working parents, Sequim does not suffer the same curse. Retirees with stable pensions are not affected in the same adverse way, and that also means the service industries in Sequim continue as normal.
Come See Sequim
With real estate sales picking up in other areas of the country, retirees have been coming to Sequim to look at homes, and they are buying in record numbers. For many, the healthy environment, the rich organic soil, the fields and mountains and fresh breeze coming in from the ocean, our pure water, the phenomenal recreational activities, and the low cost of living all make the Sequim area a Heaven for retirees. Come and visit us. Let Chuck Marunde give you the grand tour and look at some homes while you’re here. Find out why so many retirees love Sequim.