Have you ever asked, “Where is the most peaceful place to live?” When you retire and move from the busy life you’ve been living, from the hustle and bustle of business, financial, and social activities that have governed your life for decades, to the next big phase of your life–retirement–wouldn’t it make sense to ask where the most peaceful place to live is? Absolutely. After all, what is the next 10 to 20 years of your life worth to you, and what quality of life would you ultimately want? Surely peace is a priority.
Most Peaceful Place to Live
For some, their idea of the most peaceful place to live is spending time in the Olympic National Park near Sequim, or boating or kayaking on a river (the photo above is the Dungeness River today in the Olympic National Forest). There is a peace found in the extraordinary beauty of nature, whether on land or sea, in the mountains or the valleys. Some love to walk the Discovery Trail every day with their dog. Others bicycle. Walking the beaches that surround us is therapeutic in itself.
But Sequim is full of some of the most wonderful people you will ever meet, and friendship is important. There is a calm social life in Sequim that is measured by people who have lived life to the fullest in Los Angeles or Houston or Denver or New York, and after a lifetime of learning and succeeding (and failing), they come to Sequim emotionally and psychologically mature with wisdom and a sense of confidence balanced by humility. They are wonderful conversationalists, and they are great neighbors. They are resourceful, and they are generous.
What Makes the Most Peaceful Place to Live?
You can come to Sequim and live quietly alone in your own world, if that is how you find peace. You can meditate, you can socialize, you can run a half marathon, or you can join one of the dozens of clubs and associations that are so active in almost any area of interest (writing, quilting, remote control airplanes, technology, mission work, gardening, fishing, boating, hiking, music, volunteer activities, life coaching, consulting, etc.).
It’s no wonder Sequim has such a happy lifestyle. We live in one of the most beautiful natural settings on the face of the earth, and some of the most gifted and kindest and wisest people retire to live the rest of their productive lives in Sequim. But we’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg. Do your own online research, and come visit yourself. There are so many more reasons Sequim is the most peaceful place to live.
Last Updated on September 21, 2019 by Chuck Marunde
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