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.

 

 
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NEW OFFERING: .3 - Acre View Building Lot in North Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Bring your plans and start building! This gently sloped, idyllic .30 acre lot is ready for you to build your dream home with views of Henderson Bay & the Olympic Mountains. The great location has easy access to shopping, schools, Sehmel Park & medical facilities. Water & electricity are available at the street. This sweet property won’t last long! Property Features • .30 Acres With Western Exposure • Views Of Henderson Bay & Olympic Mountains • Peaceful Setting On Quiet Street • Water Available At The Road • Electricity Available At The Road • Gentle Slope Toward Water • Minutes To Gig Harbor North Amenities, Schools & Medical Facilities • Buyer To Verify All Information To Buyer’s Satisfaction Listing offered by Joe Sanchez & Associates, #1 Broker Team of Coldwell Banker Bain Gig Harbor.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

0.30 ACRES
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$287,500
Spanaway Lake Front building site

Spanaway, Pierce County, Washington


Lake Front lot on Enchanted Island with private owner's park that occupies the center of the island. Landscaped and lighted, multi-sport court areas. Architectural concrete bulkhead with 2 foot washed aggregate sidewalk adjoining a lawn and bordered by rockery, steps, unfinished patio. $15,000 value. Suitable for daylight basements. Boat docks allowed with permits. Wonderful location on the North end of Spanaway Lake. The adjacent lot is available as well.

Dave Reames , Reames Realty and Property Management, Inc

0.00 ACRES
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12705 SQ FT
 
$899,000
Puget Sound & Mt. Rainier Views ~ Gig Harbor View Home in Bel Mar Pointe

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


The views, the beach, the space – this Bel Mar Pointe home has it all! Room & flexibility for any need, fabulous views for every season. Main floor with open kitchen, formal & casual living rooms, office & deck. Gorgeous master suite upstairs, plus 3 bedrooms, sunroom/parlor, deck & sweeping views of Mt. Rainier & Henderson Bay. Huge rec room with a wet bar is downstairs. Landscaped .57-acre lot has a sport court, & the private Bel Mar Pointe beach makes Puget Sound your very own. If ordinary just won’t do, this is the one for you!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

0.57 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.25 BATHROOMS
5759 SQ FT
 
$775,000
Customized Waterfront Home

Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington


Rare opportunity to own a fabulous waterfront home customized to your tastes; Includes Granite, Hardwood floors, high end finishes! Evenings on the deck overlooking Bainbridge Island & Port Orchard Narrows as Mt Rainer glows in the sunset.. Mornings taking in a glorious sunrise as you prepare for the day.. This is the life you've been dreaming of & working hard for. Central location, quiet dead-end street, yet minutes to the Seattle Ferry, Silverdale, Brownsville Marina & more. Stop dreaming and start planning!

Balduf Group , John L Scott

0.71 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3508 SQ FT
 
$263,000

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A SWEET WATERFRONT RETREAT ~ 2 BR Home on Puget Sound in Grapeview, WA

Grapeview, Mason County, Washington


Soft breezes & warm memories wait in this sweet waterfront retreat. An oasis that is wrapped in tranquility & set on 1.35 acres of privacy, it offers 60 feet of frontage & picturesque views. Enjoy comfortable living areas, an open kitchen plus 2 bedrooms both with attached baths. Entertain or kick back & savor the view on the wrapping deck. This gem is simple enough for an easy-care vacation place, yet big enough to call it home. Clean, comfy & move-in-ready—this is a great spot & a terrific value!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

0.00 ACRES
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$365,000
Sparkling Marine Views from Runway Home on Blakely Island in San Juan Islands

Blakely Island, San Juan County, Washington


Enjoy the sparkling marine view & all runway activity from this contemporary 2-bedroom westerly facing runway home with nearby beach access. Pilots tie down your plane in the grass area between the home and private paved lighted runway. The main deck, living room, dining area, and kitchen all have great marine and runway views. The floors, walls & kitchen counters are unfinished. Choose your wall finishes & countertops. Boxes of Hardwood flooring are stored in 1200+sqft. shop with 3/4 bath. Most furniture included. Backs up to 200' deep greenbelt. Off-site Airplane Hangar available for $75,000 at the time of purchase of this home. Owners in San Juan Aviation Estates have perpetual easement rights to use the back roads and two 70 acre freshwater lakes, offering swimming, boating, and fishing, located in 3000+/- acres of protected forestland on this 4300 acre private island. Blakely is the largest of the non-ferry served islands in the San Juan Islands. Water and air taxi service from the mainland.

Judy Tompkins , Flying Island Realty

0.46 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1284 SQ FT
 
$379,000
LOOMIS LAKE LIFE

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


Original coastal plantation designed home on Loomis Lake. Spacious 4-bedroom, 3 bath home. Exceptional use of woods like the solid mahogany wrap deck and the white vaulted Caribbean ceilings. Includes a private dock for your fishing and boating pleasure. Meticulously maintained inside and out. Wired for generator, partially fenced and has an interior workshop for projects. Fireplace, woodstove, 2nd living or family room, hot tub and more!

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.48 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3076 SQ FT
 
$1,449,000
Luxury Waterfront Stunning Views Custom Designed

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington


Absolutely stunning custom Maurice Pez design right on the ocean looking due West! Perched on an extra wide waterfront lot the views from every room, must be seen to be truly appreciated. No expense spared from the foundation to the metal roof (and the elevator) this house will not disappoint even the most discerning buyer. Please call to schedule your private showing at your convenience. 100'+ Water Front!!!

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

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$922,000
West Beach Extremey rare 100' LOT and house!

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington


Incredibly rare! West facing beach house on 100.4 feet of waterfront. Walk off directly onto sandy beach. Enjoy watching cruise ships to and from Alaska and also great whale watching from large outdoor deck. home has vaulted ceilings, two wood burning fireplaces, sun room and attached garage. Home has been very well kept.

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

0.00 ACRES
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$699,000
Point Roberts On the Beach!

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington


Custom built 2010 to approved Fema requirements- super clean and unbelievable views true waterfront, ownership of tidelands included on a private lane for residents and visitors only. This home is designed to take full advantage of the views, main living area upstairs has a true panoramic from Vancouver to Lummi Isl Downstairs has a complete one bedroom suite with kitchen and bathroom! Really get true feel for the quality and planning taken. Advantage Treatment System/ Septic

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

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