Port Townsend

Port Townsend has been my home since 2000. I’ve never lived anywhere longer and I wouldn’t want to live anyplace else.

This quirky seaport town of 8,300 is located on the Olympic Peninsula in the rural northwest corner of Washington State.

It’s not an easy place to earn a living, but it’s a great place to live. The town retains its 1880s-era, pre-automobile layout, and the population is small (and defensive!) enough to deter chain stores. Port Townsend doesn’t look or feel like Everytown, U.S.A. As a ubiquitous bumper sticker proclaims, “We’re all here because we’re not all there.”

FAST FACTS:     Grid-tied solar PV systems per capita: #1 in state   ~   Registered Prius cars per capita: #1 in state   ~   Northwest Earth Institute discussion course participants per capita: #1 in nation   ~   Port Townsend Farmers Market gross sales: #1 west of Seattle

Port Townsend is filled with people who value what it means to live in community and who value what that takes. It is a hothouse for sustainability initiatives and fertile ground for sustainability reporting.

Learn more at PTGuide.com