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.

 

 
$1,100,000
Westside 300' Bluff Waterfront 5.17 Acre Property on Whidbey Island

Coupeville, Island County, Washington


MLS 1649755 | $1,100,000 Absolutely amazing 180 degree panoramic water views ranging from snowcapped Olympic Mountains to Southwest to the San Juan Islands to Northwest, enjoy ship traffic passing by headed to the Straits of Juan de Fuca, natures whales—mammals of the sea, sailing vessels, night lights of Victoria, all that the active Whidbey Island Westerly Water Views provides plus the awesome sunsets are yours to enjoy. Come build your dream home in this 300+’ of bluff waterfront, 5.17 Acre setting, parked out with mature yew trees. Well installed, soil logs provided, power to well site, access road to property, geological survey completed. 0

Sheila Davies , REMAX Acorn Properties, Inc

5.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,275,000
Live Your Best Life: Luxury Waterfront Estate

Chinook, Pacific County, Washington


Ready to live your best life at this Luxury Waterfront Estate nestled on 2.5 peaceful acres. Wake up to Pelicans soaring over Baker Bay and the Columbia River Bar in this stunningly remodeled 1906 home. Then spend the evening sipping a cocktail on the front porch as you watch the sunset over the Ocean. These beautiful grounds also house two outbuildings with an apartment and crafting studio, cultivated gardens, and a grand patio perfect for entertaining. Come enjoy the good life here in Chinook. NWMLS 1644900

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

2.46 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3105 SQ FT
 
$179,500
BUILD YOUR DREAM: ALMOST 2 ACRES MEAN HIGH TIDE!

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


Almost 2 acres of Mean High Tide off a secluded access in an area of exceptional homes. Looking for a very special parcel for that special Oceanfront home...It’s Here! NWMLS 1650738 / 265 xxx 265th Pl, Ocean Park, WA 98640

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

1.81 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$585,000
Perfect Single Level Ocean View Home!

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


Everything and more! Single level ocean view home with 36x36 adjacent shop extraordinaire completely insulated and heated w/ 1/2 bath connected by terraced steps all on 3 lots! This home has been meticulously updated & cared for. Full 3 bedrooms 2 bath double garage all customized with an open concept, beautiful kitchen with propane oven, Master suite, and dining room to the ocean views, and low maintenance patio. Sprinkler system helps with easier care. Please see amenities list!

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.48 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.25 BATHROOMS
1566 SQ FT
 
$379,000
WONDERFUL PACIFIC OCEAN VIEWS ABOVE IT ALL!

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


You will know what the birds see, while perched from this beautiful home enjoying the Pacific Ocean views. Updated custom kitchen and baths. Lower and main levels each have a chair lift to maximize access. Vaulted ceilings accentuate the light and beauty of hardwoods, slate, and granite. Bonus bunk room off of the 2-car garage with workspace area gives this home something for everyone!

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.29 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1588 SQ FT
 
$435,000
DUPLEX IN THE HEART OF LONG BEACH

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


Heart of Long Beach duplex with updated south and southeast siding, new windows, newer roof with transferrable warranty. Close to the ocean with direct access. Large open spaces with extra storage, lots of parking, and possible vacation rental with a conditional use permit. Almost 3,500 square feet and 4 garages. Imagine the possibilities.... they are endless.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.36 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3468 SQ FT
 
$649,000
LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE: OCEAN VIEW DUPLEX

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


LOVE where you live and there is a lot to love about this completely updated these 2 full units. Total luxury in these 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 kitchens, walk-in pantries and laundry areas, 4 garages, 2 55' decks, and elevator. The R2 zoning allows for vacation rental use w/permit. Storage galore, ocean view office space above, and workshop space below. The possibilities are endless for friends and extended family. At $187.00 a square foot your value here is unmatched. By appt. only. NWMLS 1652983

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.34 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.25 BATHROOMS
3470 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000

PENDING

PUGET SOUND WATERFRONT With Dock on Fox Island WA

Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington


Your new home port awaits! Set on 78 ft of low-bank frontage, this shy 1/2 acre waterfront lot has a private 130ft dock & deep-water moorage. The majestic Olympics are the backdrop to panoramic views of the Fox Island bridge. Giant Douglas firs & Filbert trees grace a park-like setting that has 2 buildings. The 2181 sf main home has 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. A second detached structure is 1-level, w/ living area, 2 bedrooms + a ¾ bath. Fun on the Sound is at your door with your own dock, boathouse, deck & waterside patio. The Property Level .43 Acre With 78 Ft. Low-Bank Frontage Private 130 Ft. Dock Deep-Water Moorage Western Exposure & Olympic Views Boat House & Patio At Water’s Edge Deck on Water Side For Outdoor Dining Private Back Yard With Tree House & Outbuildings

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.43 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2181 SQ FT
 
$825,000

PENDING

Impeccable! Totally Updated View Home With Community Beach Access in Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Floor-to-ceiling windows frame magical sunrises that start each day in this impeccable renovated home. Attention to detail & fine finishes enhance a dramatic A-frame design, filling its open living areas with color, light, & sweeping views. Flawless inside & out, it has an open kitchen, great room, main floor bedroom, loft suite & lower rec room. The detached garage has a work space, a room for a gym or office, & vast attic space. Relax on the deck, patio, in the sauna or work in the greenhouse. Easy access to the community beach let you explore & enjoy Puget Sound.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.49 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
2082 SQ FT
 
$1,175,000

PENDING

NEW OFFERING: Fox Island Waterfront Home, 93' Low - Bank Frontage, 2nd Garage / Shop

Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington


Savor the homestead-style appeal of this unique waterfront property. Filled with views, it has a storybook home, 93’ of low-bank beach, a 2nd garage + 1.58 acre of privacy. Comfort & style abound with a wrapping porch, updated kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, stylish master suite & view-filled living areas. A hard-to-find 864 SF detached garage/shop offers unlimited possibilities. The beach is superb, with SW exposure & a 165 SF storage structure with a loft. An oasis with fruit trees, garden beds & hot tub, this is an amazing spot to call Home!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

158.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3513 SQ FT

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