Bell Hill in Washington is one of the wealthiest communities in Washington. “Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Bell Hill ranks 21st of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. It is also the highest rank achieved in Clallam County.” This comes from the United States Census Bureau. [Read Bell Hill on Wikipedia.] What is the significance of this to retirees moving to Sequim and buying their home in the Sequim area?
Bell Hill Homes
Not very many retirees choose to buy a home on Bell Hill. Bell Hill is Sequim’s most prestigious hilltop overlooking Sequim and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Not all homes on Bell Hill have stunning water views, but many do, and because the land and homes on Bell Hill are in the upper price range of homes for sale in the area, it is where some of the wealthiest congregate, at least on a per capita basis.
Sequim has also been the city of choice for the major big box stores on the Olympic Peninsula, major stores like Home Depot, Office Depot, Costco, WalMart, Petco, Ross Dress For Less, and Fred Meyer (apparently coming). More are undoubtedly examining Sequim. All of these major corporations have done their demographic studies for the long term, and they have chosen Sequim, not Port Angeles (P.A. does have a Walmart). You know what that means? All of these multi-billion dollar companies have done their independent demographic studies and concluded that the best growth would be in Sequim, not the neighboring communities.
Bell Hill Plus Corporate Demographics
When you consider Bell Hill and it’s high per capita income and the large corporations’ conclusions that Sequim is the place to be for economic growth over the next two to three decades, retirees ought to be greatly encouraged when thinking about buying a home in Sequim. The economic strength and projected steady growth of the Sequim area bodes well for real estate appreciation into the future. Appreciation may not be the primary reason you buy your Sequim home, but isn’t it nice to know Sequim is much more than just the Home of the Rain Shadow. It’s one of the best places to buy a home for the long run, even if you don’t buy a home on Bell Hill.
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