The Olympic Peninsula lies across Puget Sound from Seattle, WA – a short 2-hour drive, yet the lifestyle is a world apart.
Unique and expansive commercial and residential landholdings are available in each of the growing communities. Clallam County has more Opportunity Zones than any other county in Washington.
No State Capital Gains Tax or State Income Tax and our local municipalities don’t assess local Business & Opportunity tax unlike most places in WA.
Power rates as low as 5.5 cents/kWh and a strong supply of industrial water, plus hundreds of miles of dark fiber network that provide last-mile for voice, data and video connectivity.
Clallam County is served by an International Airport, and a public airport located within the city limits of Port Angeles and within a designed Opportunity Zone. It is only 3.5 miles northwest of the central business district and is owned by the Port of Port Angeles.
The natural deep-water harbor has always attracted shipping and both commercial and sports fishing. The Port operates a marina, boat haven, and international airport. The city hosts a Coast Guard Station for search and rescue activities in area waters as well as a pilot station where all inbound vessels pick up a pilot to guide the vessels through the inland waters to other Puget Sound ports. Cruise ships are also making several stops in Port Angeles, giving passengers the opportunity to enjoy the splendor of the peninsula and contribute to the tourism market on the Olympic Peninsula.
Both Clallam and Jefferson counties have relied upon the vast natural resources of the Olympic Peninsula. With the recognition of climate change those industries have diminished significantly over the past decades. This makes the area ripe for opportunities due to a desire to replace what was lost. The Olympic Peninsula – where the mountains meet the sea – is where the earliest residents of the northwest were Native Americans, such as the Klallam (“Strong People”) and Makah Indian tribes, who were sustained by the region’s abundant natural resources. These same natural resources – the naturally protected deep-water harbor, abundant coniferous forests, prolific wildlife and marine resources, and an overall natural beauty attracted the first non-natives to the area and continue today to encourage visitors and new residents alike.
Retirees continue to choose the Olympic Peninsula for its open spaces, gorgeous vistas and mild weather. The eastern ends of Clallam and Jefferson County get less than 16” of rain annually, vastly different than the 40” or more in the Seattle area.
Surrounded by Federal parks, State parks, County and City parks, Clallam county is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast.
Clallam County is fortunate to have a strong educational system.
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