About 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.


Luxury 1 - Level View Home Just Blocks From The Waterfront In Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Grand light filled spaces showcase views, quality & a dramatic sense of quietude in this 1-level custom built home. Beneath high ceilings, views sweep across Puget Sound to the Cascades, adding color & light to the comfortable open design. Perfect for entertaining or savoring solitude, the home features a chef’s kitchen, formal & casual dining areas, a view master suite & an office. Built with uncompromising quality, finely detailed & sited just blocks from the waterfront, this gem is one of the best.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

0.32 ACRES
2820 SQ FT
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
4570 SQ FT
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
3346 SQ FT
GLORIOUS VIEWS: Mid - Century Modern View Home With Beach Access in Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

An ever-changing tableau of NW splendor adorns this architecturally designed mid-century modern home. Awe-inspiring 180-degree views sweep across Henderson Bay, extending to the horizon where Mt. Rainier graces the sunrise. Below vaulted cedar ceilings, sunbeams dance on wood floors & revel in the uncomplicated character that defines the home. This rare gem has a comfortable open flow, covered deck, beautiful gardens, a community beach plus magnificent views. If you seek value, views & charm—this is the place for you.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

0.78 ACRES
2409 SQ FT
An Idyllic Spot To Call Home ~ 3 BR With Master On Main, Wheelchair Accessible

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Ever-evolving views form the backdrop for daily life in this idyllic setting. This tastefully updated home is ideal for various lifestyle needs, offering stair-free wheelchair access plus a main floor master suite with a walk-in shower. Hardwood floors & big windows accent the hint of mid-century modern found throughout the formal spaces, stylish kitchen & comfy living areas. Enjoy an outdoor oasis with a huge yard, room to garden, garage, shop, greenhouse, covered patio, glorious views, plus a community beach & boat launch. This is an idyllic spot to call home!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

0.63 ACRES
2891 SQ FT
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
3103 SQ FT
Gig Harbor Washington Condominium Moorage

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Gig Harbor names one of the best small Harbors in America. Murphy's Landing Marina is a 85 slip condominium marina. It is located close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The marina has a nice clubhouse with showers, laundry and bathrooms,plus a large parking lot for owners and guests.

Raelene Rogers , McCamentandrogers L.L.C.

0.00 ACRES
698 SQ FT
Spectacular Waterfront Home and Property!

Ione, Pend Oreille County, Washington

There is a home on the Pend Oreille River near Ione in Northeast Washington State that you must see to believe. The Serendipity home is being offered for sale. Serendipity is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way, and the name really does describe this property. You really can slow down and relax here. But just because you slow down does not mean you have to give up anything. There is no possible way to describe all the amenities of the property in this small space. So please go to http://www.31171leclercroadnorth.com/ for all the pictures and details. Nothing else like it. Call to for a private appointment to see this amazing home and property.

Brian Monk , Citibrokers LLC

6.64 ACRES
6072 SQ FT
Great Investment Vacation Get Away

Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington

Perfect vacation spot! Fish from your own low bank creek access; check out the Steelhead fishing spots. Relax to the musical sounds of Morse Creek from the deck or drop your line in its waters during fishing season, Great investment property! Own it and reserve your own private vacation time, then rent it out as VRBO. Excellent location with easy access to all that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer.

Tyler Conkle , Windermere Sunland

0.31 ACRES
612 SQ FT
Sweeping views from this exceptional home with 150' of Seattle's Puget Sound!

Burien, King County, Washington

Live on the beach, and enjoy everyday life withpassing ships, sailboats, ferries, and the Sound's wildlife. 15 minutes drive to downtown Seattle

Joan Evanger , Joan Evanger

1.04 ACRES
6661 SQ FT

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