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
Builders Lot on the canal minutes from the San Juan Islands with 89' Dock

Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington


Calling all Builders, Boaters and Beach Lovers. This canal Lot in Sandy Point Shores, the area recently featured in episode five of Beach Hunters includes a Full Residential Water Share and is ready to build. Come enjoy the Sandy Point Lifestyle as you design your dream home feet from the water with your own 89' dock that's close to open water. The property also features views of Mt. Baker to the east and the San Juan Islands to the south west through Vancouver to the north. This Lot is currently serviced by recreational water and shore power with Gas & Ice available nearby at the Sandy Point Marina. Special note: Sandy Point Shores was recently featured on HGTV hit series "Beach Hunters" Season 2 Episode 2 "Washington Coast House Hunt. This lot is directly across the street from the home purchased on the show.

Eric Battles , Fathom Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
10890 SQ FT
 
$785,000
Waterfront home with sweeping panoramic view of the San Juan Islands

Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington


Enjoy beachfront living in Sandy Point Shores on the Strait of Georgia in this 3100 sq' move in ready home with panoramic views of the San Juan islands from the south through Vancouver to the north and Mt. Baker to the east all from your private decks and balcony. This well maintained home in Sandy Point Shores, the area recently featured in episode five of Beach Hunters features a newly remodeled upper bath and master bath w/radiant heat flooring, 2 fireplaces, kitchen/laundry hookups for gas or electric and extra deep 2 car garage w/room for a shop. Ample off-street parking is available for 8-10 cars, RV or boat w/trailer. Amenities include use of the Sandy Point Golf Course, Clubhouse, Pool and Marina. Special note: Sandy Point Shores was recently featured on HGTV hit series "Beach Hunters" Season 2 Episode 2 "Washington Coast House Hunt. This home is just up the street from the home purchased on the show.

Eric Battles , Fathom Realty

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3100 SQ FT
 
$1,187,500
Rare Pacific NW Gem! 172 ft WF & Deep Water Dock Hood Canal, WA

Brinnon, Jefferson County, Washington


Rare Pacific NW Gem! A Hood Canal Boater’s Dream! 172’ fully accessible WF w/ 70’ DEEP- WATER, PROTECTED HARBOR - DOCK in coveted Pleasant Harbor - Hood Canal. 4249 sf with stunning views of marina and harbor from every room. 2 main levels each open to 90 LF full - length outdoor living decks with 8x14 swim spa + 20X20 deck w/built in benches, SS BBQ, stairs to beach and fire pit. 
Over-sized, attached three car garage, plus a 20 x 45 motor home garage. Paved, private driveway and less than one mile to public boat launch. This home is the perfect escape or primary residence for the serious boater or outdoor enthusiast in every way.

Kimberlee Scribellito Talbott , Windermere Hood Canal

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4249 SQ FT
 
$1,195,000
Historic Mid - Century Waterfront Estate

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


This historic, mid-century view estate features 164’ of high bank, panoramic sound and mountain views. Imagine 4,864 sq.ft. of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture just waiting for your own upgrades. Originally designed by legendary photographer Jini Dellaccio, the property was the party home for many famous, 60’s & 70's era bands. Situated on 1.97 acres close to town, this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to return this historic home to its original grandeur.

Bonnie Daybell , Windermere Real Estate Gig Harbor

1.97 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.25 BATHROOMS
4864 SQ FT
 
$495,000
Low / No Bank 194' of Waterfront

Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington


Low/No Bank 194' of Waterfront with low bulkhead looking out at Canal and Ferry passage. Driveway in place as well as Electricity and water. Rebuild old house or use its foundation for your waterfront dream home.

Balduf Group , John L Scott

0.88 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$599,000
206 Ft of Gorgeouse Black Point Waterfront

Brinnon, Jefferson County, Washington


206 Feet of gorgeous Black Point Waterfront! A kitchen on each level, great space for entertaining. New Deck! Relax in a fabulous master suite jetted tub overlooking those stunning water views. Great open vaulted ceilings in main living w/floor to ceiling windows. Plenty of storage for cars boats and toys w/5 car garage, 1 RV sized. Community boat launch 2 lots away provides instant access to fishing, crab & Oysters. Outdoor gazebo, fireplace, hot tub. Your Oasis awaits!!

Balduf Group , John L Scott

2.07 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.75 BATHROOMS
3510 SQ FT
 
$245,000
Adorable Lakefront A - Frame Home

Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington


70 Ft No bank. This cute retreat has top end finishes: granite counters, cobblestone, wood paneling, tile floors, SS Appliances. Floor to Ceiling windows offer views to every room of the home. Tons of Cleaver storage solutions throughout. A spacious yard full of even more potential large shed and plenty of parking, RV space or boat and your lake front toys. Come see if yourself and fall in love!

Balduf Group , John L Scott

0.27 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
600 SQ FT
 
$1,100,000
7 Acres on Lake Gages Lake, Washington State

Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington


Main Home 2677 Sq. Ft,... MIL Home 1800 Sq. Ft. Both water front w/1208.5 Feet of Lake Frontage two shops/garages

Duane Gish , Century 21 North Homes inc.

7.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2766 SQ FT
 
$695,000
Classy two story home on the shores of Padilla Bay in Bayview, Washington State

Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington


Spectacular bay views from this classy two story home on the shores of Padilla Bay. Conveniently located with EZ access to I-5 and Hwy 20.

Rick Alexander , Keller Williams Western Realty

0.58 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.25 BATHROOMS
2414 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Custom Water View Home on Private Half Acre

Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington


First time on the market and a rare opportunity to own your deep-water dock in beautiful Port Ludlow! This custom waterfront home, overlooking Ludlow Bay, is located a a community of fine waterfront homes and great neighbors! Private setting on nearly a half-acre. Double sided dock for 35 -40'boat. Main level living with an open floor plan for a relaxed yet gracious lifestyle. Pamper guests in style with spacious guest rooms. Multiple storage areas, rough plumbed for bar/kitchenette/hobbies.

Karen Best , Coldwell Banker Best Homes

0.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3908 SQ FT

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