Move to Port Angeles Washington

MOVE HERE. Relocate to Port Angeles

Start planning your move to Port Angeles — it’ll definitely change your life and lifestyle. Voted one of the top 10 best small towns to live in, Port Angeles, Washington is the largest city on the Olympic Peninsula with a population hovering around the 20,000 mark. Not too far from the hum of the Seattle, Port Angeles is a world-away for when it comes to accessible outdoor recreation. The weather in Port Angeles complements the opportunity for outdoor fun, too — the city sits in a rain shadow, which means more sun and less rain than anywhere else in western Washington. We’ve compiled a list of things that make Port Angeles a great place to move to!

The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce offers a relocation packet to plan your move to Port Angeles — request one here.

Top Reasons to Move to Port Angeles, Washington

  1. Olympic National Park

    Port Angeles is the gateway into almost a million acres of wilderness at the Olympic National Park. The park offers over 600 miles of hiking trails, beaches, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and rain forest.

  2. Year-Round Gardening and Growing Season

    The mild climate allows local farmers to grow vegetables year-round. In fact, the Port Angeles Farmers Market is one of only two markets in Washington that are open all year long. Port Angeles is also known as one of the best seed producing regions in the country.

  3. Peninsula Community College

    Peninsula College’s beautiful campus currently enrolls approximately 6,000 students.

  4. Gateway to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    Hop aboard the Coho Ferry from downtown Port Angeles for a short ride to one of Canada’s more darling international cities. Victoria, B.C. is an easy day trip from Port Angeles where you can explore on foot — ditch the car and walk (or bike!) aboard the ferry.

  5. The Largest City on the Olympic Peninsula

    As the largest city on the Peninsula, Port Angeles offers conveniences and amenities that can’t be found between here and Seattle. Port Angeles’ unique and very local downtown — no chain stores here! — offers shopping, dining, events and attractions beyond what you’d expect to find in a city of this size. If you’d prefer to shop at Walmart or larger grocery stores like Safeway and get your coffee from Starbucks, we have those too!

  6. Olympic Medical Center

    The Olympic Medical Center (OMC), locally owned and operated since 1951, is a comprehensive health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. In 2021, Chartis Center for Rural Health named Olympic Medical Center a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the country for the sixth year in a row. OMC is the largest employer in the county with over 1,600 people in a variety of hospital, clinical and support positions. Current job opportunities can be found at

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