The Top 10 Best Places to Retire in Washington

When you think about Washington state, “retiring” might not come to mind. However, there are plenty of options when it comes to the best places to retire in Washington – including our very own Spokane!

Living in Gig Harbor is much more affordable than living in larger cities. The area is ripe for outdoor activities, such as kayaking, fishing, hiking and more.

Gig Harbor

Wenatchee offers a variety of outdoor activities, as well as unique shopping opportunities. Stroll, bicycle or run along the Apple Capital Trail, a 10-mile paved trail.


From the lower than average cost of living in Spokane, to the beautiful and unique Spokane neighborhoods, to our gorgeous Riverfront Park, we could talk about Spokane for days!


Nature enthusiasts love the area, with state parks, the world’s longest beach, razor clam digging, and giant kite flying regularly available, Long Beach is a beautiful area to live.

Long Beach

Between the classic art at the Larson Gallery and historic photos at the Lagat Gallery, Yakima is home to an outstanding arts community.


With a flower garden and historic buildings, the capitol campus offers tours of the capitol building. You can also take a tour of the Governor’s Mansion while you’re there – and the tours are free!


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