About Washington

Washington

Washington State offers rugged coastline, deserts, forests, mountains, volcanoes, and hundreds of coastal islands to explore. The Cascade Mountains divide the state, with the damp forested coastal areas to the west, and pine forests, deserts and irrigated farmland of the Columbia River Plateau to the east. It is the adjacent to Canada.

The 2010 United States Census recorded the State's population at 6,724,540. Approximately 60 percent of Washington's residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, industry along the Puget Sound.  Washington's climate varies greatly from west to east. An Oceanic climate (also called "west coast marine climate") predominates in western Washington, and a much drier climate prevails east of the Cascade Range.

The state's nickname "Evergreen" was proposed in 1890 by Charles T. Conover of Seattle. The name proved popular as the forests were full of evergreen trees and the abundance of rain keeps the shrubbery and grasses green throughout the year.

Washington State is an aquatic wonderland of coastal waters, tide pools, saltwater inlets, glacier-fed rivers, low country and alpine lakes, reservoirs, protected wetlands and estuaries teeming with fish, birds and all sorts of watchable wildlife. It is also home to thousands of waterfalls, including some as dramatic and spectacular as Palouse Falls and Snoqualmie Falls. Washington has over 1,000 dams, built for a variety of purposes including irrigation, power, flood control, and water storage.

Washington's Pacific coast offers a wealth of beaches; some you can drive on (Long Beach) and some are so wild you can't get a car within 20 miles of them (stretches of protected shoreline in Olympic National Park). Even most Washingtonians don't know that the state's 170 miles of Pacific coast is only a small fraction of its total saltwater coastline. When you take into account Washington's numerous bays and tidal inlets, the perimeters of its coastal islands, the San Juan Islands, and the islands of Puget Sound, and then add in the shorelines of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Hood Canal and Puget Sound, Washington has an astounding 3,036 miles of saltwater coastline. If you stretched out the States' meandering coastline into one straight line, it would more than cover the distance from Seattle to Washington, D.C.

Washington is also home to many beautiful rivers, none more majestic than the mighty Columbia, the largest river in the Pacific Northwest and the largest hydroelectric power-producing river in North America. Along the way, it flows through the Grand Coulee Dam, which is the largest single producer of hydroelectricity in the United States. The Columbia River Gorge is famous for its vast panoramas of spectacularly dramatic scenery. Its strong winds also make it a world-famous windsurfing destination.

Many of Washington's waters, mountains and forests are protected by the State's three National Parks, some 120 State parks, numerous wilderness areas, recreation areas and preserves. It's no surprise then that Washington is a haven for watchable wildlife: whales and other sea mammals, migratory and native birds, deer, bears, cougars, otters, foxes and much more.

 

 
$300,000
WATERFRONT LOTS ~ 3 Parcels Sold Together, 1.286 Acre Total, 330 Ft. Frontage

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Opportunity beckons in this vacant waterfront land. Open views across 330 ft of waterfront add a serene feel to this 1.286-acre setting on Burley Lagoon. An estate sale offering, it includes 3 adjoining parcels sold together. Power & water are available at the street & an easement is in place for a drain field on a neighboring property. The location is conveniently located near Gig Harbor North & St. Anthony’s Hospital. With easy freeway access to the Seattle / Tacoma metro areas, it allows the option of full-time or seasonal living.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

1.29 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$4,500,000
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT ESTATE ON SAN JUAN ISLAND

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


Welcome home to the beautiful San Juan Island where your water front home and guest house are located in sought after Roche Harbor, an internationally known destination Marina & Resort. The Craftsman style custom home was designed by David Kinderfather and built by Lowe Construction, boasting unparalleled quality and meticulous attention to detail. The main house provides ambiance of relaxed elegance and is 4,166 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The guest house is a warm and welcoming 1,026 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom. As you enjoy the private 1.41 acre you are sure to revel in the 196 ft of waterfront property and expansive views of the ocean along with dramatic sunsets.

John Lackey & Gina Borges , Windermere San Juan Islands

1.41 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4166 SQ FT
 
$1,995,000
SAN JUAN ISLAND SPECTACULAR CUSTOM HOME WITH OVER THE TOP VIEWS

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


BREATHTAKING..OVER THE TOP VIEWS from this spectacular Mt. Dallas custom home on San Juan Island, Washington, perched at 832'. This single level home boasts a chef’s dream kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with private baths in each bedroom. The grand entry has vaulted ceilings and your gaze is drawn to the french doors that open out to a 2144' wrap around deck with fabulous views from every room. Other features include: 3 car attached garage, 2 car detached garage w/option above for apt/studio/gym or your choice, radiant heat throughout and forced air A/C, on demand hot water heater, wired for generator, security system, 20 GPM well, fabulous landscaping & hi speed internet. Remote, Private, Peaceful.

John Lackey & Gina Borges , Windermere San Juan Islands

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3293 SQ FT
 
$1,995,000
SAN JUAN ISLAND SPECTACULAR CUSTOM HOME WITH OVER THE TOP VIEWS

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


BREATHTAKING..OVER THE TOP VIEWS from this spectacular Mt. Dallas custom home on San Juan Island, Washington, perched at 832'. This single level home boasts a chef’s dream kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with private baths in each bedroom. The grand entry has vaulted ceilings and your gaze is drawn to the french doors that open out to a 2144' wrap around deck with fabulous views from every room. Other features include: 3 car attached garage, 2 car detached garage w/option above for apt/studio/gym or your choice, radiant heat throughout and forced air A/C, on demand hot water heater, wired for generator, security system, 20 GPM well, fabulous landscaping & hi speed internet. Remote, Private, Peaceful.

Gina Borges , Keller Williams

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3293 SQ FT
 
$950,000
Spectacular Western Cove Location of Beautiful Lake Roesiger

Snohomish, Snohomish County, Washington


[EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT HOME] [PRISTINE LAKE ROESIGER] This Exceptional home has attention to EACH and EVERY DETAIL. Totally remodeled- materials & designs were hand chosen by professional interior designer. This 4 bedroom LIFESTYLE home features 1 bedroom on the main floor w/ a 3/4 bath. Great room living on the main level w/ the lake & mountains as your backdrop. Lustrous upstairs en-suite w/ views of the Lake and Mountains are just a Bonus! WATERFRONT ENTERTAINING |MUST SEE| EXPERIENCE THIS HOME| SPORT COURT AND GARAGE PARKING

Natalee Thurston , Windermere Real Estate / JS

0.30 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.50 BATHROOMS
2618 SQ FT
 
$447,000
Cedar River waterfront property with remodeled 3bdr 1bath with detached studio

Renton, King County, Washington


River and Territorial

Kathy Lapointe , RSVP Real Estate

0.22 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
970 SQ FT
 
$2,350,000
A Nantucket Waterfront Playground

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


MAIN HOME A Nantucket inspired estate on 4.4 acres with 193' of waterfront and private beach access. An incredible property with stunning views of Carr Inlet and Olympic mountains from almost every room! True Entertainers kitchen opens to a family room with fireplace and extensive hardwoods. Well thought out floor plan with two bedrooms on the main floor and upstairs master retreat. The master is complete with en suite with a true spa like feel. Generous use of stack-stone and quality tile heated flooring deliver an incredible backdrop for the free standing tub and double shower. The Master has superb views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Enjoy watching eagles, whales, dolphins, and seals from your master suite. Other rooms include an office/den, media/bonus room, flex rooms, extra storage and a 3-car attached garage. A new, high-quality remodel by Lanway Homes delivers a move-in ready lifestyle. Featured in the West Sound Home and Garden Magazine, this legacy property truly delivers quality and flexibility in an unmatched setting. OUTDOOR KITCHEN Brand new outdoor kitchen on large patio with DCS BBQ, refrigerator, shelving/drawers, quartz counter tops, accent lighting and outdoor speaker system. GUEST HOUSE A fully finished, detached guest studio with sleeping/play loft and 3/4 bath. 2-STORY SHOW GARAGE Detached 2-story, 3-car garage with over-sized middle bay for boat or RV with radiant heated floor, hot/cold water, welding and RV plugs and fully finished upper level bonus room. OUTDOORS AND FUN Sport Court NW professionally installed basketball and pickle ball court PLUS putting green. Zip-line between the trees! Extensive parking down a long, private driveway. Invisible fence. Brand new deck and bridge to beach stairs featuring recent bulkhead replacement and buoy. Easy access to local boat launch. Sip your coffee and enjoy the sunrise in the fenced garden with organically grown vegetables and flowers. RECENT UPDATES * Hardie shingle siding * Tiger Wood Porch with iron railing * Back patio and awning * Outdoor kitchen * Kitchen island, gas cook top * Gas fireplace * Living room cabinets and stonework * Interior and exterior paint * New West facing windows * Open plan remodel * New exterior light fixtures

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

4.43 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.75 BATHROOMS
5159 SQ FT
 
$1,900,000
San Juan Island Secluded Waterfront Luxury

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


STUNNING EAGLE POINT, “Turn Key” waterfront estate offers a casual yet elegant home with open floor plan leading to a spacious deck-patio area and majestic views of ferries, Mt. Baker and Salish Sea marine life. Estate is sited minutes to Town of Friday Harbor amenities and marinas on two tax parcel lots, with 448ft of waterfront and natural landscaping for low maintenance. The luxury home’s main floor includes gourmet kitchen with pantry, dining room, library/den and en-suite master with gas burning fireplace. Entry welcomes with graceful stairway to the second-floor water-facing great room, office space, two guest suites and two full baths, one with jacuzzi tub. Estate is complete with 3-car detached garage featuring upstairs apartment with full kitchen, living room, dining area, bedroom and bath.

MaryJane Anderson , Windermere Real Estate San Juan Island

2.44 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.25 BATHROOMS
4570 SQ FT
 
$850,000
Puget Sound Waterfront Home

Shelton, Mason County, Washington


This stunning custom-built Puget Sound waterfront home is beautifully-crafted and appointed with high end materials and attention to detail. Step outside to your custom cedar covered outdoor living area with a river rock fireplace and relaxing Puget Sound water views. Other amenities include: A 1,935 sq. ft. three-bay shop A guest house 575 sq. ft (VRBO opportunity) Shared boat ramp An automatic generator (powers entire home, not just essential appliances).

Jim Shepherd , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NWRE Shelton

1.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3346 SQ FT
 
$1,069,500
Waterfront Stunner!

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington


Ocean Views, Mountain Views, Marina Views! - all in the same house! Light filled stunning architecture, built for entertaining, huge open high ceilings - literally incredible features throughout! Two stories to enjoy all the views, decks and patios everywhere - one of a kind! All on over 1/3 acre and 145' waterfront!

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

0.36 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3103 SQ FT

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