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Old 01-01-2007, 05:15 PM
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Hi can anyone tell me about Sequim, what type of jobs, weather, housing, health care.

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Old 01-01-2007, 08:33 PM
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There are many postings in this forum on Sequim; use the Search button at the top center of the screen to peruse these. As a short overview:

Jobs: the area is growing, unemployment is low, most jobs are in retail, services, health care, and construction.

Weather: the area is well known for getting much less rainfall (16"/yr) and a bit more sun than other areas of W WA, and is cool and temperate year-round.

Housing: there's a wide range, although the median home price is probably near $300k now, and there's a relative shortage of more affordable housing and apartments.

Health care: Olympic Memorial Hospital is in Port Angeles (15 miles), and is about to open a new Cancer Care Center in Sequim. There are many doctors and dentists accepting new patients (including Medicare patients) in Sequim, but due to our proximity to Seattle, fewer specialists.
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:34 PM
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Default It is SUPER small

this town is very small, isolated and most jobs are low education/low income jobs. It is growing but if you expect a city - you are looking at more of a small TOWN....
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:13 PM
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Sequim is happy to be a small town. The city's population passed 5000 this year, the surrounding population of the Dungeness Valley is roughly 28,000, and has long been growing at about twice the rate of WA overall. Incomes are at the WA state average (excluding King Co.). "Isolation" is all relative; it's in and near many beautiful places, near several other nice towns, and all of 2 hours from Seattle.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:30 PM
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sequim is a small town. most jobs are in retail, low education/low income jobs, as said before. check out Port Angeles, there is a bigger variety of jobs there
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:15 PM
Location: woodland wa
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Default restless were i live in woodland wa

high i am not really happy were i am living at present.
nor have i bin for a couple of years.
as i am pretty much in a power wheelchair at all times due to a life alerting acendent/injury 19 years were i broke my back and was luckly to be alive yet along beable to walk.
how ever the last 5 years are so things have got worse and i know relay mostly on my power wheelchair it get around most any were i go.
yet it will be at least 2 years before i can more fincaily/money wise.
so i am now looking for a new place to call home and i have spent nemerous hours on the computer doing research.
everything i find keeps drawing me to sequim wa.
as it has what i am looking for which is a small town.
yet has enough ementies one can survie and out around.
but woodland on the other hand is not really a handicapped freindly town as we have no public transportashtion and i honestly never se it happening as were stuck in the middle.
yet the town is growing leaps and bounds comceraily and when were out of the slum were in right know with the econemy woooldand is going to become the next vancover and i for one want to be out of here before that happens.
next sequim has the public aquatic center which is of great value to me as i right know have to drive to vancover twice a week to go to the pool for my week phyical therapy need to prevent me from loosing what mobilty i have.
yes woodland keeps talking about building a pool and it has bin talked about since the 50s and it is so far from being done i dought it will even happen.
due to the fact money has bin stolen and misaproperated and there is an on going battle between the city the resadents and the pool commitee basicly small town politics.
next even after doing all my resaerch i still have questions about sequim.
like what is the average cost of food items.
as well as internet service and cable.
also how is the senior/disabled low income housing as i would be needing to move into this type housing due to the fact i live on ssd and it does not pay much.
further more i have always loved the beach and puget sound since i was a kid and have always wanted to live close to the beach are puget sound for yeaars and hopefully in the next 2 to 3 years i will.
also i would have started a new topic with my question but i could not figure out how to.
lastly i am all ears and want to hear as much negative and postive as i can from members of this forum about beautifull wonderfull sequim wa.
p.s. i have a mini doxie service dog that would also be comming as well.
thanks very much restless in woodland wa
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:39 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Because of the more frequent sun and less rain, Sequim has become a very popular place to retire. In the last few years many senior housing and assisted living places have been built. I think someone aging with physical challenges would do a lot better in Sequim than in Woodland. Hosuing prices are probably a bit higher in Sequim, but with Costco, Walmart, Safeway and my favorite, Sunny Farms there is everything you need.

Sequim, WA Assisted Living Facilities

Sunny Farms Country Store
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:35 PM
Location: woodland wa
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thank you much for the reply.
also i am only 43 and i do not need asisted living and instead i am looking for like usda subdized housing as i know they have it in sequim.
how ever i am looking for some input on to how they are and are any better than the other.
i also am thinking sequim will be much better for me health wise than woodland and just wish i could move sooner.
restless in woodland wa
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:53 PM
Location: woodland wa
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Default sequim wa

hi have bi read allot on hear as well as the net about sequim wa.
yet i still have questions.
like what are food prices lke as well as average cost of cable tv and internet service.
next was wondering if any buddy can tell me about any of the low income subdized senior/disabled low income apartments in sequim and if any are better than the others as when i do finnaly make my move to sequim as i have desided i will be moving to sequim and hopefully in the bnext 2 years are so as right know i am not fincaily able well lets say i am not at a point were i am ready to move as i want to be fincail dedpt free before i move which will be about 2 years are maybe 3.
next reason for the move is i live in woodland wa right know.
do not get me wrong it is a great town.
but it is growing buiness comericaly wise but there is no public transportashtion and i do not ever see woodland getting public transportashtion as were stuck in the middle and even though the town is growning and will probly be the next vancover in the next ten years were stuck in the middle and get no regonizashtion and there for no buddy seems to want to adress the issuse we needed and would benefit from a public transportashtion.
so my reason for wanting to move to sequim is for severail reasons.
first i had a life altering accendent 19 years were i broke my back so i am luckly to be alive yet alone be able to move are walk any at all.
well as i am getting older my movement as well as my back is getting worse and know for the past 6 years i basicly use a wheelchair to get around any ditanace.
also i have to go to pool therapy twice a week to keep what mobility have so it does not get worse.
yet i have to drive to vancover wa twice a week for therapy and there are days i wish we had public transportashtion due to the way i feel as it would make it so much nicer to get to my needed therapy.
so i see sequim has the public pool as well as public transportashtion which would be of great help to me.
next the weather in woodland is not to bad.
yet we do geat changes the the weather and temps which do affect my back greatly.
yet doing my home work i see sequims temps do not greatly very from season to season as they do here in woodland.
so the weather in sequim is another benefit to me.
incloseing i basicly what is preventing me from move to sequim now is my ageing parents and the fact i want to be fincaily out of dedt before i make the move.
also i am wanting to try and find out more about the aformechtioned costs.
so any and all info any one can give me would greatly be apershated and put to good use in plaining my move to what i personaly feel is the lovely small city /town what ever the locals refere to sequim as.
also i am not consered about rain are the gray couldy skys as i am a born and raise washintonian.
as i was born in vancover wa than live in rigefeild wa until i was lkie 4 when we moved to lacenter wa were i lived until i was 19.
than moved to kalama wa for about 6 months than to woodland for like a yaera and a half.
than to lacenter until 1990 when i went in the service and went to basic training at fort jackson south carolina never want to got the south caroliona again to hot and i found out i had asthma when i was there and the weather about killed me.
also i was discharged due to the asthma which to this day gives me allot of trouble year round.
so i am hoping the milder weather of sequim will help it as i know i breathea better when i am at the beach.
also as long as i can remember i have always wanted to live close to the beach are puget sound.
yet i love the mountains also and sequim has bascily the bet of both so i really honestly and truthfully feel sequim is the right place for me.
so i am not what you would call a retirey as i am only 43 but totaly disabled and live on ssd due to my servere asthma and back injury.
lastly sorry about the speeling as my spelling is not the best and i would use the spell check but it does not want to work for me.
restless in woodland wa
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:44 PM
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If you can qualify for any VA benefits, I would suggest Retsil, WA. Otherwise Bremeton, near Harrison Hospital (and YMCA pool). Good regional transportation Silverdale south to Port Orchard.

Need more sun? Then Wenatchee (also good transit system for region... Leavenworth to Chelan)
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