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.

 

 
$637,000
GoldCreek213.com

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington


About the Home From the moment you arrive the natural beauty of this sophisticated Gold Creek Condo will mesmerize you. Captivating views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and Narrows Bridge. Resort feel this condo features concrete ceilings and walls for perfect relaxation in this quiet and secluded neighborhood. Safety and security within this private condo; uniformed guards on duty 24/7 to monitor you and visitors. Pets allowed. Relax in the spacious living room by the fireplace, enjoy the rare view from inside the home or open view patio with storage area. Nook in kitchen with separate area for a sit-in dining experience. Generous master suite with full bath attached. Den/2nd Bedroom has custom wood cabinets and a flat-screen TV. Mirror doors on all closet spaces. Garage Garage has a large loft for storage. Glorious grounds enjoy Clubhouse, pool, sauna, hot tub, gym & fenced dog run/park.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.14 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1860 SQ FT
 
$1,650,000
OnDayIsland.com

University Place, Pierce County, Washington


Salt Water Lifestyle A Lynne Martin Designed Home, Architecturally throughout, tons of light-filled and well-appointed spaces. Inviting open kitchen to living room, breakfast nook, and sunroom with views of the Sound and Narrows Bridge. Island kitchen features a large range oven, island with second sink, stainless steel appliances and built-in refrigerator and freezer. Formal dining with French doors to waterside patio. Captivating water views from nearly every room. welcoming low-bank waterfront, entertain's dream. Soak in the hot tub off the patio or warm up with a calming fire. Endless possibilities. Upstairs Master suite with attached den/office and exclusive fireplace, attached 5-piece master suite bath and access to deck for even more views of the Sound. 2 Jr. Master suites each with attached baths and access to private deck. Tons of light, great use of space. Unique Design.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.16 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3388 SQ FT
 
$419,000
Pacific Ocean Front Home with an Inland Price!

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


OCEAN VIEW home with 67' of Mean-High Tide accretions at a great price! Huge great room with stand up island is perfect for entertaining. Large sunroom leads out to west-facing deck to enjoy those views. Storybook beach path leads past fire pit & through dunes to the beach. Main level with 2 bedrooms, full bath. Lower level with cozy den & 2 bonus rooms and full bath. 2 stall garage. Hot-tub included! Smartest beachfront buy on the Peninsula! Seller is a licensed Real-Estate broker in Washington.

Colton Christner , Lighthouse Realty

1.23 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1794 SQ FT
 
$799,000
This is a special property - 3.52± acres of waterfront w/ sandy beach

Shelton, Mason County, Washington


This is a special property! 3.52± acres of low bank waterfront with a sandy beach, southern exposure & sweeping views of Hammersley, it's hard to find a wide open waterfront property like this. Custom everything:Chef's kitchen with high end appliances + second outdoor kitchen space, 3 large living areas, storage everywhere, even an indoor pool & spa. Shop w/drive thru RV garage, covered porch, lots of parking. Great for multi-generational living-a fabulous vacation spot, or year 'round retreat.

Missy Watts , Greene Realty Group

3.52 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3305 SQ FT
 
$1,675,000
Magnificent, oceanfront, custom contemporary with AMAZING views!

Moclips, Grays Harbor County, Washington


New, custom construction, over 4000 sq. ft. has 2 levels, each has a large master w/ensuite, guest bdrm, 1.75 bths, fireplace, kitchen & great room. Granite, upgraded cabinets, LG Stainless Steel appliances, LVP flooring, wraparound decks, wired for hot tub & generator, 2 car, finished garage. Expansive ocean views, imagine the sunsets! Zoned for nightly rentals has great income producing potential. Use as an executive business retreat for large groups, live on one floor, rent the other, so many possibilities!

Marjorie Whitney-Bean , Windermere Real Estate Ocean Shores

0.28 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$360,000

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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
 
$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
 
$669,000
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

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