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.

 

 
$275,000
Spectacular 180 degree Puget Sound bluff view lot

Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington


One of the few remaining buildable lots & one of the only 4 BR approved on beautiful, secluded Possession Lane in close-in Picnic Pt, Edmonds! Build the home of your dreams & enjoy amazing views of the sound, Whidbey Island & the Olympics, one of a kind privacy, ever changing majestic sunsets, ships, seals, whales, soaring eagles, & ultimate Pacific NW living! Sellers have done all work to point of permits to your benefit, including beautiful custom plans still able to be modified for your incredible dream home! BLA gives 10' extra at top for valuable parking; septic easement allows rare 4 BR already County Approved design vs most 2 BRs here.

Vic Chaloupka , Windermere LS, Inc

0.20 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$76,000
EAGLE CLIFF, COLUMBIA RIVER VIEW PROPERTY

Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County, Washington


Watch the Eagles soar above Columbia River and enjoy views of the Columbia River & Oregon Hills beyond. Recently completed Eagle Cliff Subdivision 1.49 acre lot is now ready for you to build your custom dream home. Approx. 15 mi. West of Longview Washington. Close enough to all services but far enough from hustle and bustle of the City. Streets are in, lots are cleared, wells are in and Septic approved!

Daniel Webb , Daniel Webb Real Estate

1.50 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$925,000
Exceptional Custom Waterfront Home w / Unrivaled Sound and Mountain Views

Tahuya, Mason County, Washington


Custom waterfront home w/Unrivaled Sound & Mountain Views! Across from Alderbrook Resort, gas docks, & 12 steps from the beach . Built w/quality & comfort in mind & features views from most every room. Can't miss Chefs Kitchen, hardwood floors, 10' exposed beam ceiling, hardwood/aluminum windows. Two large decks for outdoor entertaining. Upgrades everywhere-granite counters, wood spiral staircase, solar pv, sound system, 50 yr roof, a/c-heat pump & more. The Perfect home to relax & entertain.

Curt Simmons , Keller Williams Rlty North Sound

0.07 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2168 SQ FT
 
$689,000
NEW OFFERING: 3 - Bedroom View Home in Tacoma's Old Town, 2 Blocks to Waterfront

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington


Discover a fresh view of Old Town living. Serene views wrap the vibrant energy that fills this Old Town setting just 2 blocks from the Ruston waterfront. Impeccably updated with a sleek modern flair, this 3-BR home uses open design, striking hardwoods & fine finishes to craft a chic appeal. Heated bathroom floors, heat pumps in each room for heat/cooling, LED lights, 2-car garage + off-street parking – comfort & efficiency abound. A great home, awesome views & a sweet location -- this one is hard-to-beat!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

0.13 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.75 BATHROOMS
2100 SQ FT
 
$625,000
NEW OFFERING: Puget Sound Waterfront With Mt. Rainier Views, 90 ft. Frontage

Lakebay, Pierce County, Washington


This chalet at the shore offers an ideal choice for a part or full-time waterfront home. Glorious views sweep across Carr Inlet to Mt. Rainier, filling the home & the .96-acre lot with an evolving kaleidoscope of Pacific Northwest splendor. Open indoor spaces & view decks outside set the stage for reflection, relaxing or festive gatherings. The Master is on the main floor, upstairs is a 2nd bedroom plus a big bonus room. Stairs from the yard lead to 90 feet of waterfront & a boater’s paradise. It’s waterfront living with value, options & unlimited fun!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

95.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2186 SQ FT
 
$595,000
QUINTESSENTIAL COTTAGE with UNOBSTRUCTED MARINE VIEW

Blakely Island, San Juan County, Washington


Once in a while a property comes along that is so special you have to let it speak to you. You’ll enjoy the dazzling unobstructed marine view and lush mature landscaping that enhances this enchanting cottage . You’ll marvel at the wide open marine view from the great room and multi level deck with built-in seating, planters and fire pit. The cottage was taken down to the studs and totally rebuilt with the highest quality materials. Wonderful custom finished walls have crown moldings. There are beautiful hardwood floors throughout the cottage except for the striking slate in the bathroom. The great room is warm and cozy. The kitchen has high-end stainless appliances, granite countertops, and custom cabinets. Striking stone surrounds the propane fireplace in the great room. The bath has a beautiful live edge countertop, granite vessel sinks and custom slate shower. The cottage has two bedrooms plus a den. Rocky Mountain hardware is found throughout the cottage. All high-end furnishings are included – totally TURN KEY. All the decking has lighted stone steps. The stone patio at the rear of the cottage is shaded by a huge majestic maple. There’s room to build 2-bedroom guest quarters. There’s a four bedroom pressure distribution septic system installed. This fine property backs up to the HOA 600' deep greenbelt. Blakely Island Maintenance Commission owner's enjoy perpetual easement rights to access two 70ac lakes offering swimming, fishing, and boating plus exploring the back roads in the 3000+/-acre forest preserve. Pilots, tie down your plane in grass area with 3-point ties, between this home and the runway.

Judy Tompkins , Flying Island Realty

0.46 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
.75 BATHROOMS
864 SQ FT
 
$629,900
Custom Built Home with 520' Private Shared Beach

Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington


Incredible views of Hales Passage, San Juan/Canadian Gulf Islands & Georgia Strait from both levels of this gorgeous custom built home. The sunsets are amazing! Open concept living, vaulted ceilings, beautiful custom fireplace surround and a main floor master suite. 2 additional bedrooms, office & rec room on the lower level, with wet bar; potential 2nd kitchen? Also a cool wine cellar. 3 car garage, raised garden beds, and community access to private beach / waterfront. Enjoy the peace and quiet on Lummi Bay, located on a dead end street.

Marcy Mjelde , NextHome Northwest Living

0.19 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2721 SQ FT
 
$2,100,000
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 with exposed beams, warm woods and 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. Just shy 3 acres with tennis court and batting cage. 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
6 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4052 SQ FT
 
$2,400,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$834,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2923 SQ FT

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