Well, you're right about the crime, Chico99. Sequim has a few car prowls, and there have, surprisingly, been more murders than in Port Angeles (still only a tiny number), but the much higher median age and income of Sequim mean that it's a very safe town, and it doesn't have the meth and heroin problems that so many rural communities, including PA, do.
For what it's worth, I think the agricultural outskirts of Sequim such as Old Town Road, are lovely, as is the Dungeness Spit, but it's still too far from the park to be a good base for visiting ONP.
I also miss the Three Crabs. Well, to be precise, I miss the cole slaw, which I suppose isn't much of a justification for a restaurant. It had indeed gone downhill but it was still a fun stop for us day trippers.
I had an aunt who moved from California to Sequim when they retired. Cheaper than where they had lived, no broiling summers or forest fires, no state income tax. Golf. They routinely voted against school levies or bond issues, in keeping with their neighbors. Kids in Sequim? Tough.
you may have missed this posting was from August of 2015.
Yep, I did miss that, topped in post no. 10.
Chico this is an old post, but since you have resurrected this I will chime in. Since I retired we have decided to move to Sequim this year. I can hardly wait. It is not for everyone, but is a very popular place to retire for many obvious reasons. We have been discovering some great hidden places that no one else goes to. Much more appealing to me than PA. The bike path and many many scenic walks. Have met some great people.
I saw this was an old post but replied just to defend my new home town! We are early retirees who chose Sequim on the basis of the climate and the proximity to all the outdoor activities we love. We live 5 minutes from the Refuge and yesterday on and after our hike we saw 100+ trumpeter swans and eagles galore. The Park, Port Townsend, and Bainbridge Island are all about 45 minutes away so our choices of day trips are endless. In April we will be staying in LA Push for the Welcoming the Whales and going to Protection Island for a bird cruise. I guess my point is there is so many places to visit, noir just the park, and Sequim is a great location. In addition, the community has been incredibly welcoming and friendly.
I also knew that this was an old post just like the one on the dangers of Tacomo. Chico glad you are enjoying Sequim. We should be living there by the end of the year. I agree that it has many great reasons for living there. Know one loves Olympic more than I do, but we have chosen IMO the very best location possible IMO that has what we are looking for and not looking for close to the Park. Everyone that I have met that lives there just loves it. According to a Sequim Policeman Inrecently talked to the only reason crime statistics have risen is stealing at the mega stores like Walmart. I try and avoid them anyway. There are places in Sequim that Provide for fantastic walks that few know about. I like be the surrounding countryside and there are some great walks in the National Forest. Adding on another 20 minute drive to get to my favorite places in Olympic is not an issue.
I live in Sequim and I’m a degreed, licensed substance abuse counselor. Unfortunately, you are incorrect to say that drug issues don’t exist here. We have a very serious heroin problem in Sequim and have had for quite some time. People over 60 comprise the majority of heroin addiction in Sequim.