Moving to Sequim is not just for retirees, but young families and singles. Why move to Sequim from California? That’s not hard to answer. California was the dream of the west for decades, but not anymore according to many who are escaping. Hundreds of thousands are leaving the Golden State.
For Mike Reilly, “. . . years of rising taxes, dead-end schools, unchecked illegal immigration and clogged traffic have robbed the Golden State of its allure. You see wages go down and the cost of living go up,” Reilly said. His property taxes will be $1,300 in Colorado, down from $4,300 on his three-bedroom house in Nipomo, about 80 miles up the coast from Santa Barbara. “The number of people leaving California for another state outstripped the number moving in from another state during the year ending on July 1, 2008. California lost a net total of 144,000 people during that period â€” more than any other state, according to census estimates. That is about equal to the population of Syracuse, N.Y.” Barry Hartz, also from California said, “”The saddest thing I saw was the escalation of home prices to the point our kids, when they got married, could not live in the community where they lived and grew up. Some people call that progress.” [See Go East Young Man]
Sequim’s low crime, sparse traffic, friendly community, low property taxes and reasonably priced real estate makes it a haven these days. Of course, the rain shadow helps make this a sunny place to live with more gorgeous water views than almost anywhere you could life in the U.S.
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Last Updated on September 15, 2013 by Chuck Marunde
We are moving to Sequim from Germany, believe it or not. So when we found your articles, we were overjoyed, because all your MLS tools and information and articles and videos have been so helpful since we are so far away. Thank you Chuck Marunde and the Sequim Real Estate Blog.
Since Suzanne and Daniel posted their comment, it’s been 11 years, and millions around the U.S. and Europe have been reading the Sequim Real Estate Blog. It’s been quite a journey for me. I’ve sold homes to people from the Netherlands and other countries, and from about 35 states around the U.S. I’m proud of the thousands of articles I’ve published here, the hundreds of videos on my Youtube channel, and the more than one dozen books I’ve written on real estate. Oh, I’m a little older now, too. And hopefully a little wiser.
My whole profession is about sound making and I am simply too advanced in years to make such a huge change to my whole understanding and perception of sound. Drunk at the time as I recall, I’d sat nsxt to a beautiful blonde woman of about 55 whom I later discovered to be a successful actress who at the right time of her career in her sixties had appeared in the television cult classics “The Avengers” and “The Prisoner”.This took place in the parish church of St Martin’s in the beautiful village of Bladon, where Winston Churchill is buried, which is significant given that? Dr M.
I approved this comment because it was entertaining. I have no idea who this Dr. M is, and I wonder if perhaps he was a little inebriated when he posted his comment. Regardless, it made me chuckle.