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.


Quintessential Waterfront in the North West!

Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington

Remarkable waterfront retreat! Arrive at your new home by following this tree-lined lane which leads you to this stunning masterpiece featuring Coastal Living style design. Expansive covered deck with 180 degree views of waterfront affords western exposure & stunning sunsets. Open concept design, exposed beams, warm woods & walls of windows. Spacious gourmet kitchen filled with amenities including wine fridge, espresso machine, and entertainment breakfast bar. Master suite and adjoining den rounds out the main floor. Upper level includes second master bedroom, guest rooms, plus media room with a private balcony. Your guests may never leave as they enjoy the detached cozy apartment above the 2-car garage. All of this and more sits on 122 feet of medium-bank waterfront property with easy stair access to your private beach.

Leslye Stewart , John L Scott Real Estate

2.87 ACRES
4052 SQ FT
Luxury Living on Lake Union with Magnificent wraparound views!

Seattle, King County, Washington

Owned 85'X20' slip on condominium dock Once in a Lifetime! Perfectly located in Eastlake on Lake Union, custom 65' House Boat Simpatico offers a Luxurious Lifestyle at your own slip at Roanoke Reef Eat, Sleep, Work , Play on 3 levels, 4 decks, rooftop space. 1200 SF living space with huge dry storage aboard. CAT5 prewired and available to work from home! Plus 1 secured garage parking/storage in Roanoke Reef Garage 4 kayaks, 16' runabout! Stunning Views of City, Mountains, Space Needle, Gas Works. Owner has pre-paid for New Dock in process. EZ to City, Transit, and Freeways. Walk to Amazon, Serafina, Restaurants, Services, Pete's! ENJOY LIFE!

Linda Alexander , RSVP Real Estate

0.00 ACRES
Nestled on E. Fork of Lewis River. Immaculate & exudes class!

Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington

One level w/over 2900 SF and resides on 11.4 acres. Generous master suite w/large bath & walk-in closet. Spacious guest rooms. Formal living/dining. Family room w/fireplace, built in's & views! Open kitchen w/eat bar, granite & breakfast nook w/access to backyard. Exterior offers landscaped grounds, water feature, sprinkler system & garden space. 24'x30' Ag bldg. River frontage w/trails & campsite!

Heather Renner , Renners Real Estate, LLC | Legions Realty NW, LLC

11.40 ACRES
2923 SQ FT
Lakefront Cabin With Private Jetty and Deep Water Access

Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington

This secluded lakefront home features a private jetty with deep water access offering seasonal Kokanee Salmon fishing. The impeccable landscaped grounds encompass a lighted gazebo w/BBQ grill, top of the line hot tub, lighted patio with gorgeous ceramic pavers, a large grass area for gaming or serves as a romantic setting for weddings, new wood fencing, RV parking, 1 car garage, large well maintained dock, lake view cabin and updated guesthouse. This captivating property is ideal for year-round live-in or VRBO income option.

Lynn Moreno , Olympic Real Estate Group

0.16 ACRES
1118 SQ FT
Downtown Olympia 7 story New Construction Waterfront Condominium

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington

The Percival Condominiums will be downtown Olympia’s only upscale condominium community. Located in the heart of the city near Percival Landing Park, this contemporary, 28-home building will feature five floors of homes, two floors of parking and infinite views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and the Capitol. Prices start at $725,000. One and two bedroom units available. More information and floorplans available at www.percivalcondos.com.

Patrick Rants , The Rants Group

0.33 ACRES
1323 SQ FT
Luxury View Home For Sale

Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington

This is one of the most magnificent homes in Whatcom County of Washington State. Everything is custom; all Bedrooms are suites. Unobstructed bay, island & sunset views. Incredible views of the Olympic Mountains, the Canadian Coastal Range, Grouse Mountain ski lights & San Juan Islands. Composite slate roof, main-level 4-car garage & 5 more cars fit in the daylight garage/shop. One-acre lot. Polished granite countertops; countertop 6-burner gas range; large pantry; center island; and water view from almost every room.

Sherri Hansen | Red Door Team , eXp Realty

0.99 ACRES
8700 SQ FT
Expansive Water Views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Canada, and S.J. Islands

Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington

Custom Home With Expansive Views on 9+ Acres: The sweeping views of the valley, pasture land, the Straits of Juan de Fuca, & BC from this mountain top home are simply gorgeous. The home design includes a gourmet kitchen with all the bells & whistles including a Butlers pantry & Sub-Zero refrigerator. The layout throughout flows nicely with purpose & reason. The kitchen, Master bedroom, Great Room, & laundry/mudroom are located on the Main floor. Bedrooms 2 & 3 are located in the daylight basement.

Lynn Moreno , Olympic Real Estate Group

9.80 ACRES
4695 SQ FT
Kitsap Lake Waterfront Fully Remodeled with Dock

Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington

Beautifully Renovated & ready for You! Custom features can be seen throughout this wonderful property. Enjoy the long summer days ahead out on the lake or soaking up the sun in the large back yard. The open kitchen flows into the dining room & is accessible to the lower deck for those summer BBQ's. The master bedroom features dual closets, & a lrg bathroom with oversized walk in shower. Vaulted ceilings in the family room & two upstairs bedrooms make the spaces feel welcome, light, & airy.

Charity Hill , Dale Walters REal Estate

0.34 ACRES
3012 SQ FT
120 Acre Riverfront Retreat

Elma, Grays Harbor County, Washington

120 acre riverfront retreat wrapped in the Chehalis River. Amazing views from this custom, high-end home: granite countertops, custom cabinetry, hardwood floors, picture windows, wrap around deck, and hot tub. Open floorplan with large master suite. Oversized attached garage, large shop with room for RV, garden space, ample parking, dock and private lake. Cross fenced pasture, working barn with corral, large equipment/hay barn. Over a mile of river frontage for trail riding, boating and fishing.

Allison Trimble , Coastal Realty

120.85 ACRES
2244 SQ FT

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington

QUALITY BUILT & custom designed Ocean Front Home with 150' to Mean High Tide. Paved & lighted drive invites, as you approach this home's coastal inspired vaulted entry, white-water views from your main level master, guest bedrooms, dining & living areas--expansive windows filling your rooms with light & stunning views. Seller has updated the home constantly during ownership, creating beautiful warm environment, the huge west-facing decks includes relaxing spa hot tub. Ask for amenities list.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

3.44 ACRES
3284 SQ FT

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