Why You Should Visit Port Angeles Washington

You would think that Port Angeles would feel a bit more touristy that it does. It serves as the perfect spot to either base or begin your adventures on the Olympic Peninsula. Full Story
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PA Gal

Puyallup, WA

#21 Jun 9, 2008
Chuck,

You might want to consider challenging the city council to enforce codes within the city and make some new code to clean up our town. People coming here to PA to look at homes are put off my the cars allowed to pile up and rust in people's front yards, giant heavy loader trucks parked on narrow streets and the prolific tagging that is tacitly approved of by the police (I read in the paper a quote by the police saying there is nothing they can do about it so... oh well - really!)

If homeowners do not have pride and the downtown business owners similarly lack pride... would you want to bring your family here?
Commonsense

Seattle, WA

#22 Aug 12, 2008
I've lived in P.A.now for 5 years and I'm ready to get out.Too many closed-minded people who know little of the outside world.And if you try to introduce something new that's catching on all over the country,I.e. Disc Golf,people freak out.This group is so greedy of their secret little taxpayer-funded park that they have become consumed by their greed.Do they care? I doubt it.Yeah,move here if you want a county park system designed for only a few users,trying to be controlled by whining crybabies...

“Sequim & Port Angeles R.E.”

Since: May 08

Sequim

#23 Aug 13, 2008
Point well taken Commonsense, but I do love it here. The Olympic Peninsula is a beautiful place to live, and if you try to get away from dysfunctional people, good luck. They're all over the planet. Oh yea, I'm one, too. But I'm a happy one. Life is what you make of it. I know that's a cliche, but true isn't it?
Commonsense

Seattle, WA

#24 Aug 13, 2008
Yes,Chuck,it is beautiful here.And I love the weather-rain and all.I came here from Colorado and was really excited to be here when I first arrived.But it's getting a little too po-dunk for me,and you are so right-dysfunctional people are everywhere.You can only hope to live in a place where they're a little more diluted in the general population.Good luck to you,sir...
Iwonder

Seattle, WA

#25 Aug 16, 2008
Former PAster wrote:
Who's running for City Council? Any PA in-breds?
Yeah, I heard you mother is running for office. She is assured at least 20 votes. I am sure you know who those are <wink wink>.
Mt Baker Act

Seattle, WA

#26 Aug 16, 2008
Commonsense wrote:
Yes,Chuck,it is beautiful here.And I love the weather-rain and all.I came here from Colorado and was really excited to be here when I first arrived.But it's getting a little too po-dunk for me,and you are so right-dysfunctional people are everywhere.You can only hope to live in a place where they're a little more diluted in the general population.Good luck to you,sir...
Commonsense - too bad you do not live near me. Move. Everyone here bows down to the gods of communism and thinks Iran is a freer country than the U.S. And they ARE!
Go Norm Dicks!!!
Daughter of Donna

Montpelier, ND

#27 Feb 9, 2009
I'm looking for anyone who may have gone to school with my mother who graduated in 1955 from Port Angeles High School, and even some of her classmates who might have attended her 1958 wedding. Her name was Donna Carmen Wallace and her Dad owned a Barber Shop down on Front Street.
If anyone has any information please contact me at gnulocks@yahoo.com
Thank you!
i live in port angeles

Port Angeles, WA

#28 Mar 25, 2010
I was raised in Joyce (30 minutes west of PA and tiny) and have lived in Port Angeles for the past five years, and let me tell you- something isn't right here. It's beautiful, yes when the smoke from the mill isn't turning the sky white- you have ocean and mountains, but the rudeness of the people leave something to be desired. It happens everyday- somewhere in this town, someone is rude- and I remember when I was little and would come into 'town' and it was so much fun and people smiled and were friendly- now it's like everyone feels like an enemy. No one is nice- I was at walmart in the jewlery section and a pregnant women cut in front of me in line- what could I say, she was pregnant- getting gas the other day I had turned my car off and a car actually honked at me and gave me a snooty back up wave to move my car back- I did just to be nice but came back out of the store and there was two feet between us! It's weird here people- be careful.
Mike Z

Port Townsend, WA

#29 Apr 3, 2010
Weather sucks, the people suck, NO JOBS, place looks old and depressing. Avoid this place if you can.
Nice

Oklahoma City, OK

#30 Apr 12, 2010
i live in port angeles wrote:
I was raised in Joyce (30 minutes west of PA and tiny) and have lived in Port Angeles for the past five years, and let me tell you- something isn't right here. It's beautiful, yes when the smoke from the mill isn't turning the sky white- you have ocean and mountains, but the rudeness of the people leave something to be desired. It happens everyday- somewhere in this town, someone is rude- and I remember when I was little and would come into 'town' and it was so much fun and people smiled and were friendly- now it's like everyone feels like an enemy. No one is nice- I was at walmart in the jewlery section and a pregnant women cut in front of me in line- what could I say, she was pregnant- getting gas the other day I had turned my car off and a car actually honked at me and gave me a snooty back up wave to move my car back- I did just to be nice but came back out of the store and there was two feet between us! It's weird here people- be careful.
I think it is really nice that you are so considerate of other people. I'm the same way and I wish more people were. But, I really think its getting "weird" everywhere. Everything from driving to shopping and even doing something recreational, people can be really inconsiderate. Even good customer service has gone down the drain. And no, not everyone is like that... But so many people are these days.
Nice

Oklahoma City, OK

#31 Apr 12, 2010
Chuck Marunde wrote:
Point well taken Commonsense, but I do love it here. The Olympic Peninsula is a beautiful place to live, and if you try to get away from dysfunctional people, good luck. They're all over the planet. Oh yea, I'm one, too. But I'm a happy one. Life is what you make of it. I know that's a cliche, but true isn't it?
It is true, and you do have to take the good w/the bad. Its unfortunate b/c establishing change in an older area can be somewhat challenging. But if you are up for a challenge, it might be rewarding to see postive changes through. Maybe through neighborhood associations and community action, the people of this town could get it moving in the right direction.
Vistor of the Northwest

Huntington Beach, CA

#32 May 19, 2010
I know this is an old thread, but I thought I would make a comment. I have been to PA a couple of times and I fortunately did not have to deal with any rude people - then again, I was only there for a short time for each visit. The one thing that I was not accustomed to was how early everything closes: stores, restaurants, everything. The best thing was that I loved the ability to enjoy both the ocean and the mountains (not to mention the rain forests). If you like the outdoors, then this is a great place.

To be honest, the area that I felt more out of place was Port Townsend (47 miles East of PA). Some of the people there seemed to be perched a little high on their own pedestals. Granted not everyone was like, but I definitely got that vibe from some of the more seasoned locals.

Every town and city will have their problems. I have to admit that if I had the ability to relocate one of my choices would be PA.
Malcom Reynolds

Provo, UT

#33 Nov 23, 2010
I used to live in Vancouver, WA. If you are looking to move to WA, I would recommend that city. Very pretty, and close to Oregon's no sales tax.
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Layne DeButt mayor

Seattle, WA

#34 Dec 9, 2010
Chuck Marunde wrote:
Point well taken Commonsense, but I do love it here. The Olympic Peninsula is a beautiful place to live, and if you try to get away from dysfunctional people, good luck. They're all over the planet. Oh yea, I'm one, too. But I'm a happy one. Life is what you make of it. I know that's a cliche, but true isn't it?
It appears you do not like to bad mouth Port Angeles, because you were in real estate was it? You can't be serious! This town allowed my friends murder to go free! This town took honor roll students, who were strong, and got them addicted to meth! This town killed off any hopes for jobs! Port Angeles taught me, along with many others it is not what you know, but who you know!
You are selling real estate here! Well no wonder you don't like the truth to come out about this town! You must be golfing buddies with Terry Gallagher chief of police. There is an Emmy award winner for you! This town is largely populated by people like Chuckles here! The kind of guy who sell your Grandma an apartment at the county jail! Nice try but, I wouldn't buy from him!
PA Bound

United States

#35 Mar 2, 2011
Wow, I was completely sold on moving here, even have the jobs worked out, but this threads got me concerned. We have 2 young boys. Maybe I shouldn't have googled "is pa a good place to live?" We still have alot of options but every place you look into has flaws.
PlowMyAss

Seattle, WA

#36 Oct 6, 2011
I moved there in 1998. PA was a sh*t hole then and it's an even bigger one now....currupt as you can find. It's the Peckerwood capital of the world! If you're into METH, you've found the right place. Come on vacation, leave on probation...that's IF you ever manage to get out. Too bad such a beautiful place ended up so F*cked!
Former Port Angelino

Salem, OR

#37 Mar 13, 2012
PA Bound wrote:
Wow, I was completely sold on moving here, even have the jobs worked out, but this threads got me concerned. We have 2 young boys. Maybe I shouldn't have googled "is pa a good place to live?" We still have alot of options but every place you look into has flaws.
Eh, I know this is an old post, but here's my two cents:

If you google any city you'll get a lot of people complaining and citing how their personal experience means the place is universally terrible. I lived in Port Angeles for 12 years, and I would seriously consider moving back. The city is big on the arts - the Arts in Action festival during the summer is great if you ever find yourself down there at the time. The Parks & Rec department is great, the schools are good, and there are some lovely historic houses. Lots of buildings are getting cleaned up, as well, when I visited my family there recently.

People can be a little strange at times, but they're mostly friendly, and I don't think there's any bigger of a drug problem there than there is in any other city. There's admittedly no nightlife, but it isn't a very big town, so of course. It's grey pretty often, mostly in the winter, but Summer tends to be pretty sunny in normal years.

In my opinion, it's a good little town.
PortScandelous

Libby, MT

#38 Jun 12, 2013
Come on vacation, Leave on probation. ~the end

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