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.

 

 
$798,000
Right On Colvos Passage ~ Great Vacation Rental or Full - Time / Part - Time Home

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Discover the ultimate beach retreat nestled on the water’s edge on Sunrise Beach. Sharply updated & superbly presented, this gem is a lucrative vacation rental, & is ideal as a full or part-time home. Set on 206’ of pristine beach, it offers 2 bedrooms + an extra finished room, open design, vaulted ceilings, 2 decks & total privacy. A trail of lighted steps leads to daily life enriched by shifting tides, the sound of waves & beautiful views of Mt. Rainier. A unique bit of paradise with easy access to Gig Harbor & from the Seattle & Tacoma metro areas.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

1.55 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1840 SQ FT
 
$159,900
Pristine Willapa Bay lot, Nachotta WA

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


Fantastic Bay Front lot. East side of Sandridge Road with private access to the bay. 150 feet of bay Frontage. 2 public water connections and existing septic system "buyer to verify". 5 total parcels gives you almost an 1.5 acre of property. Parcels included are 12112732603, 12112732004, 76008003003, 76008003004, 12112732041. Septic Inspection and Wetland Delineation available on request.

Doug Knutzen , Realty One Group Pacifica

1.50 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$96,000
Spectacular view property, Discovery Heights Ilwaco WA

Ilwaco, Pacific County, Washington


Spectacular view lot. Pacific Ocean and the Willapa Hills. High atop the hill in the Discovery Heights, a gated community in Ilwaco Wa. This 1/3 acre lot gives lots of options for building placement, view and design. Surrounded by your view and some of the nicest homes in our area. Water, sewer and electricity available with paved roads throughout.

Doug Knutzen , Realty One Group Pacifica

0.83 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$115,000
Spectacular view property, Discovery Heights Ilwaco WA

Ilwaco, Pacific County, Washington


Spectacular views. Columbia River and Baker Bay. High atop the hill in the Discovery Heights gated community in Ilwaco Wa. This 1/3 acre lot gives lots of options for building placement, view and design. Surrounded by your view and some of the nicest homes in our area. Water, sewer and electricity available with paved roads throughout. Probably one of the best Discovery Heights view lot left with a southern exposure.

Doug Knutzen , Realty One Group Pacifica

0.37 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$225,000
OCEAN FRONT BEACH COMBERS PARADISE!

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


You will fall in love with the views and all the coastal details in this move in ready 2 bedroom condo. Slate sun room off the master bedroom, driftwood banister off the Acorn lift assist stairway with pebble tile accents. The fire place has clean tiled lines and a wood crafted mantle. In the kitchen, the Tuscan influence painted pantry and cabinets. Dune encircled lawn off your personal patio and oversized garage for extra storage. Picture yourself walking out your back slider across the lawn to the beach path every evening to watch the sunset, then return home to cozy up in front of the fireplace while listening to the ocean.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
11160 SQ FT
 
$349,900
Lake front beauty. Quiet, Paul's Lake on the Long Beach Peninsula

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


Great opportunity! Beautifully maintained home, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, large windows with oversize lot to enjoy 80’ of Paul's Lake. Step outside onto SE facing deck to enjoy nature. There is a 24'X34' 2 car garage/shop/ with a cement floor & plenty of space in extra garage room for hobbies. Gardeners will love the 16'X30' greenhouse. This home is minutes from Ocean Park’s stores, restaurants, school, & Pacific Ocean. Add a wheel chair ramp for ADA compliance

Doug Knutzen , Realty One Group Pacifica

0.37 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1404 SQ FT
 
$529,000

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Bay front horse property . Located on the pristine waters of Willapa Bay.

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


Sweeping views of Willapa Bay, Nahcotta, & Long Island! Custom built by Mack Brothers' home. Main floor living, with reclaimed old growth fir trim throughout. There are vaulted ceilings & a bonus room in loft. This home boasts solar heating in tile floor, & custom fireplace with insert. Long driveway follows pastureland & 4-horse stable. This custom home offers seclusion, yet very near to Ocean Park's shopping, dining, and Pacific Ocean beach. An amazing property! Check out the Virtual Tour!

Doug Knutzen , Realty One Group Pacifica

3.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2337 SQ FT
 
$1,090,000
China Beach, Ilwaco's premier waterfront property.

Ilwaco, Pacific County, Washington


China Beach. Set on picturesque shores of Baker Bay, this premier property offers magnificent water views of Columbia River, Astoria, & Cape Disappointment. Beautiful green spaces, & abundant flora & fauna. Two dwellings on one property. Main home features artfully decorated living room with wrap-around windows that showcase panoramic views, inviting fireplace sitting area, 4 master suites. The smaller David Jensen design cottage has finely-crafted details. Check out the virtual tours.

Doug Knutzen , Realty One Group Pacifica

0.72 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
2630 SQ FT
 
$1,472,500
Washington South Sound Waterfront Estate

Shelton, Mason County, Washington


South Sound estate 1.5 hours away from Seattle, WA. Hampton's inspired architecture located on bridge accessible Harstine Island. Situated on 3.7 acres, the property has a gated entry and 300 ft of waterfront and tideland rights. Incredible views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Custom main home boasts over 3824 sq ft with the mater suite on the main level. There are 3 other bedrooms + 2 bonus rooms that could be an additional master suite or two additional bedrooms. Also in the main home is an office, open concept family room and kitchen. Over 1000 sq ft of covered decks with views. There is also an ADU built above the 3 car garage with 1 bed/1 bath and full kitchen and living area. An additional building, garage, workshop and office are also built on the property. For more information and video visit www.pickering-passage.com

Catherine Ferrera , Compass Real Estate

4.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.25 BATHROOMS
4874 SQ FT
 
$388,000
SPACIOUS WATERFRONT SANCTUARY

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


Perfection found! Waterfront with views from all major rooms. Beautifully updated inside and out. New interior paint, newer 50-year roof, flooring, kitchen, PUD installed a whole house surge protector, wired for surround sound and more. Two suites and three sitting areas in garden paradise on paved walkways. Huge shop and two car garage. Fully fenced back and side yards. Seller made this a sanctuary you will love.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.44 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2066 SQ FT

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