Retirement & Relocation
The North Olympic Peninsula; the perfect blend of scenic beauty and recreation combined with hi-tech, health care and education; packaged in an accessible rural community.
Technology is abundant with high-speed internet access, fiber-optic service, and excellent digital phone coverage. This technology has allowed many people to telecommute or start that business they always dreamed of. When a face-to-face meeting is needed, the local airport and Kenmore Air Express has you to Sea-Tac International in 30 minutes with connections to the world. The extremely comfortable Dungeness Line offers scheduled luxury bus service daily to Sea-Tac and other Seattle destinations.
When considering relocation, a quality school system is mandatory, and for a region of 65,000, the education options are fantastic. The public schools consistently rank very high, in addition there are private school options, and Peninsula College is one of four Washington State Community and Technical Colleges to offer bachelor degrees, numerous two-year degrees and technical certificates. Non-credit and continued education classes are abundant and diverse, providing an educational outlet for every interest.
Port Angeles is fortunate to have excellent health care centers. Olympic Medical Center has received numerous national awards for their patient care and quality care ratings. The Center also brings new professionals to the area to keep pace with the growing population. OMC continues to expand at both their Port Angeles and Sequim facilities.
Port Angeles and the Olympic Peninsula have diversified over the years and now have a variety of industries driving the economy. Hi tech aerospace, hot and cold composite divisions, yacht building, tourism, forest products, fishing, farming, are just some of the examples of the diversity now common to the area.
Approx. 20,000 of the county’s 65,000 live in Port Angeles.
Median age is 39.9.
The quoted median family income is $41,096, but it does not include investment income.
Sales Tax - 8.4%
Property Tax - $8.899/$1000 assessed valuation $7.699/$1000 assessed valuation–unincorp
Peninsula Daily News - Daily serving Olympic Peninsula
KONP Radio Station - AM-FM - Serving Clallam County
Sequim Gazette - Weekly serving Sequim-Dungeness area