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.


Columbia River access from private dock

Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington

Fantastic opportunity to own this 15+ acre private peninsula, with direct access to the Columbia River. This well cared for property includes a 1777 SF one level home, 2448 SF 6-bay garage/shop w/rec space, floating guest house, covered "Cantina" for outdoor entertaining and jet ski docks! Relax on the expansive dock, or jump into your boat or kayaks for hours of fun and fishing! Easy access to I-5, suitable for primary residence or second home!

Deanne Minkoff , Windermere Kelso/Longview

0.00 ACRES
1777 SQ FT
Spectacular Western Cove Location of Beautiful Lake Roesiger

Snohomish, Snohomish County, Washington

[EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT HOME] [PRISTINE LAKE ROESIGER] This Exceptional home has attention to EACH and EVERY DETAIL. Totally remodeled- materials & designs were hand chosen by professional interior designer. This 4 bedroom LIFESTYLE home features 1 bedroom on the main floor w/ a 3/4 bath. Great room living on the main level w/ the lake & mountains as your backdrop. Lustrous upstairs en-suite w/ views of the Lake and Mountains are just a Bonus! WATERFRONT ENTERTAINING |MUST SEE| EXPERIENCE THIS HOME| SPORT COURT AND GARAGE PARKING

Natalee Thurston , Windermere Real Estate / JS

0.30 ACRES
2618 SQ FT
Lake Chelan View Home with Deep Water Boat Slip 4 bdr 5 baths 3 Master Suites

Chelan, Chelan County, Washington

Enjoy the easy living of this home with panoramic views of Lake Chelan from every room. This home is very spacious the 1st floor is 2371+sqft w/720sqft 2car garage/the 2nd floor is 2045sqft w/720sqft garage/ the 3rd floor is 2045sqft partly finished. This open floor concept home has 4 bedrooms, and 5 baths. Settle in and enjoy the spectacular lake, town, and Mt views from all floors of this home. The main floor features a living room, dining room, kitchen walk-in pantry/laundry rm, office and powder room, 2 large master suites and 2 covered concrete decks. The 2nd floor could easily be a separate living space with its own entrance, garage, 2 large guest suites, a great room, wet bar & its own outdoor covered concrete decks with hot tub. The 2045sqft 3rd floor is partly finished with work out room, wine storage, shop with double doors, and plenty of toy parking. Moor your boat at your own deep water boat slip#23 in Chelan Ridge Private Marina. Great Vacation Rental, Air B&B, 2nd home or permanent residence. Just a quick boat ride to Manson, or Chelan to top-notch dining, bars, winery's, shops, casino, water pk, golf, snow & water sports. Direct Flights from San Francisco to Wenatchee. Contact me for more info about this home!

Kathy Lapointe , RSVP Real Estate

0.64 ACRES
4416 SQ FT
Cedar River waterfront property with remodeled 3bdr 1bath with detached studio

Renton, King County, Washington

River and Territorial

Kathy Lapointe , RSVP Real Estate

0.22 ACRES
970 SQ FT
A Nantucket Waterfront Playground

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

MAIN HOME A Nantucket inspired estate on 4.4 acres with 193' of waterfront and private beach access. An incredible property with stunning views of Carr Inlet and Olympic mountains from almost every room! True Entertainers kitchen opens to a family room with fireplace and extensive hardwoods. Well thought out floor plan with two bedrooms on the main floor and upstairs master retreat. The master is complete with en suite with a true spa like feel. Generous use of stack-stone and quality tile heated flooring deliver an incredible backdrop for the free standing tub and double shower. The Master has superb views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Enjoy watching eagles, whales, dolphins, and seals from your master suite. Other rooms include an office/den, media/bonus room, flex rooms, extra storage and a 3-car attached garage. A new, high-quality remodel by Lanway Homes delivers a move-in ready lifestyle. Featured in the West Sound Home and Garden Magazine, this legacy property truly delivers quality and flexibility in an unmatched setting. OUTDOOR KITCHEN Brand new outdoor kitchen on large patio with DCS BBQ, refrigerator, shelving/drawers, quartz counter tops, accent lighting and outdoor speaker system. GUEST HOUSE A fully finished, detached guest studio with sleeping/play loft and 3/4 bath. 2-STORY SHOW GARAGE Detached 2-story, 3-car garage with over-sized middle bay for boat or RV with radiant heated floor, hot/cold water, welding and RV plugs and fully finished upper level bonus room. OUTDOORS AND FUN Sport Court NW professionally installed basketball and pickle ball court PLUS putting green. Zip-line between the trees! Extensive parking down a long, private driveway. Invisible fence. Brand new deck and bridge to beach stairs featuring recent bulkhead replacement and buoy. Easy access to local boat launch. Sip your coffee and enjoy the sunrise in the fenced garden with organically grown vegetables and flowers. RECENT UPDATES * Hardie shingle siding * Tiger Wood Porch with iron railing * Back patio and awning * Outdoor kitchen * Kitchen island, gas cook top * Gas fireplace * Living room cabinets and stonework * Interior and exterior paint * New West facing windows * Open plan remodel * New exterior light fixtures

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

4.43 ACRES
5159 SQ FT
San Juan Island Secluded Waterfront Luxury

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington

STUNNING EAGLE POINT, “Turn Key” waterfront estate offers a casual yet elegant home with open floor plan leading to a spacious deck-patio area and majestic views of ferries, Mt. Baker and Salish Sea marine life. Estate is sited minutes to Town of Friday Harbor amenities and marinas on two tax parcel lots, with 448ft of waterfront and natural landscaping for low maintenance. The luxury home’s main floor includes gourmet kitchen with pantry, dining room, library/den and en-suite master with gas burning fireplace. Entry welcomes with graceful stairway to the second-floor water-facing great room, office space, two guest suites and two full baths, one with jacuzzi tub. Estate is complete with 3-car detached garage featuring upstairs apartment with full kitchen, living room, dining area, bedroom and bath.

MaryJane Anderson , Windermere Real Estate San Juan Island

2.44 ACRES
4570 SQ FT
Puget Sound Waterfront Home

Shelton, Mason County, Washington

This stunning custom-built Puget Sound waterfront home is beautifully-crafted and appointed with high end materials and attention to detail. Step outside to your custom cedar covered outdoor living area with a river rock fireplace and relaxing Puget Sound water views. Other amenities include: A 1,935 sq. ft. three-bay shop A guest house 575 sq. ft (VRBO opportunity) Shared boat ramp An automatic generator (powers entire home, not just essential appliances).

Jim Shepherd , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NWRE Shelton

1.30 ACRES
3346 SQ FT
Waterfront Stunner!

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington

Ocean Views, Mountain Views, Marina Views! - all in the same house! Light filled stunning architecture, built for entertaining, huge open high ceilings - literally incredible features throughout! Two stories to enjoy all the views, decks and patios everywhere - one of a kind! All on over 1/3 acre and 145' waterfront!

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

0.36 ACRES
3103 SQ FT
Gig Harbor Washington Condominium Moorage

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Gig Harbor names one of the best small Harbors in America. Murphy's Landing Marina is a 85 slip condominium marina. It is located close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The marina has a nice clubhouse with showers, laundry and bathrooms,plus a large parking lot for owners and guests.

Raelene Rogers , McCamentandrogers L.L.C.

0.00 ACRES
698 SQ FT
Spectacular Waterfront Home and Property!

Ione, Pend Oreille County, Washington

There is a home on the Pend Oreille River near Ione in Northeast Washington State that you must see to believe. The Serendipity home is being offered for sale. Serendipity is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way, and the name really does describe this property. You really can slow down and relax here. But just because you slow down does not mean you have to give up anything. There is no possible way to describe all the amenities of the property in this small space. So please go to http://www.31171leclercroadnorth.com/ for all the pictures and details. Nothing else like it. Call to for a private appointment to see this amazing home and property.

Brian Monk , Citibrokers LLC

6.64 ACRES
6072 SQ FT

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