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.

 

 
$360,000
Waterfront Living at its Best on Beautiful Whidbey Island!

Oak Harbor, Island County, Washington


Waterfront Living at its best, with captivating views of the bay, mountains and marina! Harbor Park Condos is conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Oak Harbor on beautiful Whidbey Island! The boardwalk leads you to Windjammer Park that holds many events and activities or relax while watching boats go in and out of the marina! Park in your own 2 car garage with extra storage. Then take the elevator to your 2nd floor home that features a Master bedroom w/ensuite and walk-in closet, 2nd bedroom, 3/4 bathroom and spacious laundry room. Entertain family and friends on your deck overlooking the water or cozy up to your gas fireplace! NWMLS #1496615

Lori Eerkes , Solution Partners NW

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1471 SQ FT
 
$469,000
180°PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEW

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


WELCOME TO BOARDWALK. Breathtaking panoramic ocean views from every level! Private loft used as a 3rd bedroom. Walk out master bedroom to beach or front door to downtown. Sits right on the Discovery Trail with a prime view of the Long Beach fireworks, kite fest, & wildlife. $70K interior remodel with non-scratch porcelain tile floors, trim, paint, bathrooms, furnace, and GE Profile appliances. Exterior updates include new siding and 50 year roof! Zoning allows for vacation rental. Low HOA, heavily coveted location.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2195 SQ FT
 
$499,500
McIntosh Lake

Tenino, Thurston County, Washington


Huge shop Unique property on about 305' of McIntosh lake Nearly 5.25 acres of land in a gated community 2880 Sq Ft finished

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

5.23 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
2880 SQ FT
 
$1,180,000
Nacktucket Estate on Lake Kayak, Monroe Washington

Monroe, Snohomish County, Washington


Escape to your own 20 acre private retreat, just 1 hr. to Seattle and 40 mins to Redmond. Nestled among the evergreens of the Cascade foothills, down the gated drive, you will find your exquisite 3,200 + sq ft custom built home. 500 feet of private lakefront and so much more. With year round access to your dreams, whether entertaining around the double-sided river rock fireplace, relaxing in the solace of your master suite or enjoying a nice paddle on the lake, Nantucket Estate will be a place you can't wait to get back to.

Jaime Baalman , RE/Max Legacy

20.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3291 SQ FT
 
$799,900
Resort Style Living

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington


Enjoy resort style living on 68’ of no-bank lake front w/bulkhead & western exposure. Composite deck provides outdoor entertaining space & expansive lake views. New roof, granite kitchen with stainless appliances, security system, central vac, vaulted ceilings & A/C are just some of the features this home offers. Guests will love the lower level suite w/kit & ¾ bath. 2 car garage w/workshop area & boat garage or extra vehicle storage. You will love the convenience of a boat lift + permitted dock & private boat ramp.

Jan Ward , Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty

0.25 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3.25 BATHROOMS
2961 SQ FT
 
$699,000
Beautiful Birch Bay Beach House

Blaine, Whatcom County, Washington


There is nothing quite like beach life. If you have ever dreamt of living on the Washington coast, we have the home for you. This beautifully crafted 3 bed, 1.5 bath home has high-end finishes throughout but still maintains its rustic charm. From the deck, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the changing tides, wildlife, and amazing sunsets. This is a must-see property for anyone looking to live the good life.

Keith Cook , RE/MAX Whatcom County

0.19 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1892 SQ FT
 
$689,000
Amazing Views from this Custom Home on 66 acres with Lake Roosevelt Waterfront

Kettle Falls, Stevens County, Washington


66 acres with Lake Roosevelt 1310 Water Front. Custom Built Home with additional 2 bedroom apartment and guest quarters. The shop has stables, tack room, with corrals and fenced pastures. This was a Retreat destination and hosts many possibilities.

Robyn Westergard , Westergard Real Estate

66.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,595,000
Custom Beach Home w / views of Bay & Islands!

Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington


Custom Beach Home w/views of Bay & Islands! A one of a kind custom home just steps from the water's edge and wonderful views of the San Juan Islands. This distinctive home has 4608 sqft with 81' of private saltwater frontage and is built for relaxation & entertaining. With many custom finishes, including radiant heat, sauna & spa. 5 decks, 2 master BR's, game room, loft, office w/separate entry, 4 car garage plus an exquisite detached 1 brm 1 ba 850 sqft auxiliary cottage (ADU). Just 20 mins to downtown B'ham, 10 mins to Ferndale, 12 mins to BLI airport. Private water/sewer association. Make your dreams come true! Driving Directions; I-5 to Slater Ext 260, west on Slater to Haxton approx. 3.7 miles. Left at Haxton for 3.5 miles to Boynton, turn Rt then left on Robertson Rd. Home on the beachside. Parking in front of the garage. Boasting 18'ceiling gives a panoramic view of the San Juan Islands. Over 55 windows to accentuate the spectacular views. Radiant in-floor heating system, plus sauna & and a new spa. Five private decks for enjoying this great setting. 2 master BR's, Game room, loft, office w/ separate entry, 4 car garage. Exquisite 850/sf auxiliary cottage. 20 mins to downtown B'ham, 12 mins to the Bellingham Airport (BLI). Property is owned, not leased. Served by private water/sewer assoc.

Patrick Locker , Windermere Real Estate Whatcom County Inc.

0.41 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4608 SQ FT
 
$549,000
Fantastic Olympia views of Mt. Rainier, Capitol, Lake, Downtown, & Budd Inlet!

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington


Top notch Olympia location! This home offers fantastic views of Mt. Rainier, the Capitol dome and lake, downtown, and West Bay. Innovative spaces here: Three suites, two with full kitchens, All three have laundry rooms. Such possibilities: in home care giver, mother-in-law suite, lobbyists during Session, AirBnB? Suite 1: Main floor with living, dining and kitchen and powder room, PLUS studio apartment with bedroom, bath, kitchen and laundry Suite 2: Top floor Master suite with five piece bath, soaking tub, laundry room and a balcony with a view Suite 3: Studio on bottom floor with bath, laundry and private entry. Or enjoy as a three master suite home. You choose! No Dues. Easy care inside and out. On demand hot water, A/C, two car garage, extra parking and storage. Lovely outdoor spaces and covered patio plumbed for gas, for year ‘round entertaining.

Missy Watts , Greene Realty Group

0.05 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT
 
$449,000
Picturesque Pend Oreille River home on 2 acres with 178 feet of frontage.

Cusick, Pend Orielle County, Washington


Picturesque Pend Oreille River home on 2 acres with 178 feet of frontage. Complete remodel top to bottom in 2014. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master with private balcony, huge kitchen with granite counters, large open floor plan, wood floors, views from every window. 3 car garage with 900SF bonus room above, would make great guest suite! Dock, hot tub, fire pit and privacy. Ready to enjoy year round or as your get away retreat!

Suzette Alfonso , Windermere North

2.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2100 SQ FT

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