Whidbey Island gives all the warmth and charm of the country, but still has modern convienences of the city. There are many places where spectacular views of the Olympic or Cascade mountains can be seen. It is home to forests, farms, and rail fences, of windy bluffs, and nice sandy beaches covered with driftwood.
Just north of Oak Harbor, is Ault Field a United States Naval Air Base. Whidbey was researched to be the best location because the sunlight dominates 3/4's of the daylight hour with 96% of the time decent flying weather.
Sport fishing for the local Puget Sound Salmon and other breeds has become quite popular. People find the Island to be an attractive place to settle down and retire. Others are buying vacation homes at Whidbey island where they can find peace on weekends and holidays.