The Many Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life in Port Ludlow
Living in a smaller town often means a higher quality of life, thanks to a more peaceful, scenic backdrop, a cleaner environment and often a lower cost of living. In Port Ludlow, you’ll not only find all of this but many other ways to improve your quality of life.
Port Ludlow truly offers something for everyone, including a strong sense of community as former president of the Port Ludlow Village Council Terry Umbreit waxed poetically about in the Port Townsend Leader a couple of years ago.
Umbriet noted that “in addition to the natural beauty of the area and the assets of a master planned resort (golf course, marina, hotel, parks, trails and community centers), the strength of the community is its residents.”
“Port Ludlow residents,” he added, “have skills, talents and expertise that they are willing to share.”
“The power and influence of local residents are apparent in their commitment to maintain their lifestyles and protect the environment,” he continued, listing the timber harvest issue as one example, when residents gathered to put pressure on the county to stop the developer from clear cutting. A special committee was organized to communicate with Jefferson County and other government organizations, and it was the members’ homework and understanding of the issues which created an effective advocate for all residents. That creation of mechanisms to resolve conflicts is a very positive one for any community.
Then there is the residents’ high rate of volunteerism, and the vast social and activity calendar which includes a wide range of clubs like hiking, gardening, books, investment, fly fishing and more, as well as get-togethers like potlucks, luncheons and other events.
A strong community brings people together to advocate and support each other, and as human beings, we need a sense of belonging, and that sense of belonging is what connects us to the many...