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Best Places to Retire in Washington

Best Places to Retire in Washington
Do you want to retire in Washington? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in Washington. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in EdmondsEdmonds, Washington - General Information The Community Edmonds, a vibrant city located just 15 miles north of Seattle and 18 miles south of Everett, is easy to reach by Amtrak and Sound Transit commuter rail, Community Transit buses, Washington State Ferries, automobiles and bicycles.

retire in Snohomish County-Puget Sound areaSnohomish County-Puget Sound area, Washington - •Washington has no state income tax, so your retirement job paycheck and any other income will go further. •The cost of living may be higher than the national average, but it's a lot cheaper than California or East Coast cities like New York, Boston, or Washington, D.C. •The climate is mild, so you don't have to spend money on air conditioning in the summer, or shovel snow in the winter.

retire in StanwoodStanwood, Washington - Stanwood is the commercial and cultural hub of the greater Stanwood/Camano community. The City has retained its small town character and sense of community. The City's historic resources have been preserved and the connections to the surrounding agricultural land and rural environment have been strengthened.

retire in Westport and South BeachWestport and South Beach, Washington - Our beautiful coastal area located in the Pacific Northwest offers everything. The Pacific ocean, rivers, bay's and mountains. If you're looking for outdoor adventure Westport and the South Beach boasts the best fishing, crabbing, clam digging, beachcombing and surfing in the Northwest.

retire in BlaineBlaine, Washington - Blaine is a seaside community in NW Washington at the Canadian border with a rich maritime history. We are within an hour of Mt Baker, the Cascade Mountain recreation area, San Juan Island ferries, Seattle and within minutes of Vancouver,British Columbia.

retire in SequimSequim, Washington - Sequim is a small, friendly city (Population approximately 7000) located on the gorgeous Olympic Peninsula in the northwest corner of Washington State. Often referred to as "Sunny Sequim," the city sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives approximately 16" of annual rainfall, making it one of the driest places in Western Washington.

retire in PullmanPullman, Washington - The largest city in Whitman County is Pullman which is home to Washington State University, the National Lentil Festival, local craftsmen, fine cuisine, fun shopping and friendly folk. The surrounding area is known as the Palouse region of Southeast Washington where rich farmland, rolling hills, rural communities and hidden treasures are found all along the way.

retire in SpokaneSpokane, Washington - Spokane is a place where city life mingles brilliantly with nature. Amid the charm and bustle of urban downtown Spokane you’ll find the Spokane River gorge and the inspiring Spokane Falls. Restaurateurs, winemakers and craft brewers create adventures in taste. The arts district entertains while boutiques fill out the carefully preserved historic buildings.

retire in Kingston, Kitsap CountyKingston, Kitsap County, Washington - Kingston is a waterside community, reachable by ferry or car, with a local golf course, hiking, walking and bicycling trails, parks and beach access. Our county is home to several naval bases and home to several aircraft carriers, submarines and support ships.

retire in Long Beach PeninsulaLong Beach Peninsula, Washington - The Long Beach Peninsula is an arm of land in western Washington state. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the south by the Columbia River, and the east by Willapa Bay.

retire in Ocean Shores, North BeachOcean Shores, North Beach, Washington - Rural coastal community. Small town with all the amenities of a larger town. Great beaches and lakes. Very family oriented. Moderate climate most of the year.

retire in Kitsap PeninsulaKitsap Peninsula, Washington - The Kitsap Peninsula region is surrounded by 371 miles of shoreline and every city, large and small community is located on or near the waterfront, many with majestic views of famous Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mt. Range. Access to the Kitsap Peninsula region is via one of four major WA State Ferry Routes, the twin Tacoma Narrow's Bridge and state highway from the south.

retire in South Whidbey IslandSouth Whidbey Island, Washington - South Whidbey island is just 35 miles north of Seattle. Access to the south end of the island is primarily by ferry, a beautiful way to cross Puget Sound. Naval Air Station Whidbey is at the north end of Whidbey Island. Access to the north end of the island is via the Deception Pass Bridge. We are a year round vacation spot, and are an easy drive from both Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.

retire in Columbia BasinColumbia Basin, Washington - Soap Lake is a small community built along the shores of a mineral lake (also named Soap Lake) in the high desert area of central Washington. According to the 2010 census, we have 1514 residents, give or take a few. Incorporated in 1919, the town has a long history as a healing community.

retire in Wenatchee ValleyWenatchee Valley, Washington - The Wenatchee Valley encompasses an area that includes arid desert landscapes, the contrast between manicured parks and natural beaches along the Columbia River, the alpine wilderness of the Cascade Range in North Central Washington.

retire in TacomaTacoma, Washington - Tacoma Washington is a true hidden gem. It has a rich history and quite the comeback story. There are fun, fresh, new restaurants popping up constantly, but also the common staples we all crave from time to time. Whether you enjoy kayaking, beach combing, or taking a leisurely stroll Tacoma will fit your needs.

retire in Lake Chelan ValleyLake Chelan Valley, Washington - The Lake Chelan Valley encompasses the communities of Chelan, Manson and Stehekin. The Lake Chelan Valley is a great place to visit and an even better place to call home. The Valley offers four seasons of recreation, charming shopping districts, and bountiful agriculture including an emerging wine industry.

retire in YakimaYakima, Washington - 300 days of Sunshine, Washington Wine Country, Affordable

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