Why Sequim and the Olympic Peninsula?

Sequim (pronounced ‘skwim’) is considered one of the best places to retire in the Northwest!

Nestled at the base of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim has some of the best weather in Western Washington. If you are looking for a great outdoor adventure one day and a relaxed lifestyle the next, you will find it in Sequim!

The Strait of Juan de Fuca is located directly to the north and beautiful coastal beaches and the Olympic National Park are easily accessed to the west. Sequim is located only 30 minutes from the Victoria, British Columbia ferry and about two hours from Seattle. Sequim offers a small-town feeling with big-city amenities.


Sequim is located in the “rain shadow” and averages over 300 days a year with at least some sunshine. With the Olympic Mountains as protection, the area only gets 16 inches of annual rainfall. The weather is noticeably milder than the rest of Western Washington.

Pilots nicknamed Sequim ‘The Blue Hole’ when they noticed no matter what the weather, there were frequently blue skies over Sequim.

Senior Friendly

Older citizens are a valued part of the community. Countless local businesses offer special senior discounts and senior opportunities. If you are looking to volunteer or join a special interest group, or need services and support, you will find many opportunities in Sequim.

Extensive medical services are a vital part of the community and can be accessed both in Sequim and 30 minutes away in Port Angeles.

Getting Around

There’s no rush hour in Sequim, and traffic is relatively slow-paced! Parking is abundant. Clallam Transit offers a convenient bus service for Sequim residents that prefer not to drive. The bus line provides daily service to many local locations, and seniors ride for free!

Olympic Bus Lines provides daily service to Seattle, SeaTac Airport, and Silverdale.