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.

 

 
$2,300,000
Historic No - Bank Wollochet Bay with 11+ acres

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Historic no-bank Wollochet Bay waterfront with 11+ acres is on the market for the first time in 75+ years. The 11+ acres includes 265' of beautiful beach with concrete bulkhead, nostalgic boat house, private boat launch, mooring buoy, tideland rights, and plenty of woods and pasture land. An amazing summertime retreat or build your dream estate, this is a rare opportunity not to be missed. Relax and enjoy the peace and traquility while viewing marine life from the expansive waterfront. Beach comb, dig for clams, water ski, fish, kayak, play horsehoes & badminton, hang out in a hammock and read, or float on a raft in the saltwater. Gorgeous sunrises, too! This property has it all and is the perfect place for building memories.

Randy Knapp , Coldwell Banker Bain

11.34 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1276 SQ FT
 
$1,950,000
Spectacular View Home on 1.68 Acres in Gig Harbor, Washington - Community Beach

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Elegant 7200+ sq. ft. view home on 1.68 acres with views of Colvos Passage, Vashon Island, N. Seattle, all the way to Mt. Baker on a clear day.

Randy Knapp , Coldwell Banker Bain

1.68 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4.25 BATHROOMS
7246 SQ FT
 
$1,850,000
A Fantastic View of Life! Luxury View Home For Sale in Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Beveled glass doors open to a Gig Harbor jewel where views of the Cascades, Mt. Rainier & passing boats are the backdrop of daily life. Set just off Soundview, it has a view-filled open design that artfully mixes formal & casual areas. Big windows, high ceilings & wide halls enhance its open appeal. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless high-quality appliances & striking cabinetry. The main floor master suite offers views, fireplace, spa bath, jetted tub, step-in shower & walk-in closet. Space for fun waits downstairs--living area, game & bonus rooms, wet bar, 2 bedrooms + a patio. Enjoy views from the deck, side patio or hot tub. Smartly landscaped with a colorful array of trees & shrubs, this truly is home to a fantastic view of life!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$720,000
Willapa Bay View Property

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


Lovely waterfront home, set on picturesque Willapa Bay: This custom remodeled property offers magnificent views on half acre lot. Beautiful green spaces, & abundant flora & fauna. There's main-floor living with no stairs. Enjoy a spacious master suite, open floor-plan in the living area, & a walk-in pantry in the kitchen. Private courtyard, composite decking, attached garage, and plenty of parking for RVs. Includes a 32' x 45' steel frame shop with the ability to have 14' doors. Lot's of ADA compliant features.

Doug Knutzen , Realty One Group Pacifica

0.41 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3452 SQ FT
 
$849,900
INCREDIBLE, PRISTINE PROPERTY W / 214 FEET OF OCEAN FRONT!

Pacific Beach, Grays Harbor County, Washington


INCREDIBLE, PRISTINE PROPERTY W/214 FEET OF OCEAN FRONT! They are selling fast! This is the last lot available. Enjoy truly stunning sunsets from this 1.78 acre oasis on the bluffed beachfront of Roosevelt Ridge Estates. This exclusive, gated community is crowned by 200-year-old cedars with it's own private access path to Roosevelt Beach. Power and water are at the property and waiting for you to build your northwest style dream home with 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean. Located just one mile South of Seabrook and a short drive to Ocean Shores. Imagine the possibilities!

Brandie Hassing , Morrison House Sotheby's Intl Realty

1.78 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$610,000
Lake Union View Downtown Seattle

Seattle, King County, Washington


PRICE Reduction! Breathtaking Lake Views, & 9 ft ceilings in this luxury condo! You are transferred upon entry from the bustling city to a peaceful bright and open layout that boasts an abundance of natural light. You do not have to sit at the balcony to experience this tranquility as it is the perfect layout and cozy setting. Short walk from lobby or your secure parking spot & you are at the waters edge, restaurants, shops and transit.W/D in unit.Gas, garbage, sewer, water included in HOA. 2 pets ok.

Nicole Graafstra , Gilpin Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1003 SQ FT
 
$149,000
OCEANVIEW LOT / 3.35 AC

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


Oceanview, power & water line in, on 3.35 acres (110 ft wide). Zoning allows residential, multi-family & recreation. Older septic in on natural ridge. Driveway on north side of lot.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

3.35 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$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
 
$1,175,000
NEW LOWER PRICE! Luxury Waterfront Craftsman Estate

Chinook, Pacific County, Washington


Ready to live your best life at this Luxury Waterfront Craftsman 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. This home was designed by John E Wick, an architect from Astoria Oregon. NWMLS 1644900

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

2.46 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3105 SQ FT
 
$585,000

PENDING

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

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