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.

 

 
$589,000
Beautiful Riverfront Home on 10 Acres

Carlton, Okanogan County, Washington


WATERFRONT! WATERFRONT! Year Round living or Vacation Getaway, this beautiful home sits on 10 acres with approximately 1200 feet of frontage on the Methow River! Amazing serene view with wildlife, Close to hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, downhill or cross country skiing. Irrigation water, Wonderful possibilities from gardening, raising hay, horse property or start a winery or wedding destination! Must See 10 Acres, 1200 ft riverfront, 3,416 sqft home, 40x60 shop Call Today!

Steve Hale, Preferred Property Management Nw

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.25 BATHROOMS
3416 SQ FT
 
$965,000
Luxury Near the Water

Mukilteo, Snohomish County, Washington


"Luxury Near the Water" this home offers a large lot and over 4,000 sq. ft. of living space, a true rarity in this desirable Mukilteo location! Enjoy views of the water and those unbeatable summer sunsets from your kitchen and patio. 3 bedrooms plus living room, fitness room, bonus/media room, den, and office. Updated kitchen features custom island with seating, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Remodeled master suite and bath are breathtaking. Impeccable landscaping, a must see!

Steve Hale, Preferred Property Management Nw

0.28 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
4078 SQ FT
 
$499,000
Expansive Puget Sound & Mountain View Rambler in Port Ludlow, WA

Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington


Incredible 2.1+ Acre property (10 Lots!) all w/expansive panoramic Puget Sound views E. to Mutiny Bay (Whidbey Isl.) & Marrowstone Isl. to the North. Clear days thrill w/the presence of Mt. Baker & Cascade range. The home is situated near the top of a Noll spanning 3 manicured & gently sloping parcels. The 1171 Sq.Ft. home is bright & elegant. 3-Car detached Garage/Shop, Huge RV Garage w/pass thru 12+' doors, RV Pad w/water, whimsical gardens & tree-lined trail. Shared boat launch & so much more.

Brian Wilson, John L. Scott, Inc.

2.19 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1171 SQ FT
 
$415,000
A Superb 1 - Level Lakefront Retreat on Horseshoe Lake Near Gig Harbor

Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington


A rare offering of industrial chic design located on 50’ of tranquil Horseshoe Lake. Masculine metals combine with soft feminine touches to create a special modern style. Outdoor courtyards and a view patio form conversation corners great for entertaining or private musings. Open concept, 1-level living with a chef’s kitchen, dining area & master suite all softly bathed with views of the lake. A 2nd bedroom, office, spacious garage & minimalist landscaping equals easy lakeside living!

Joe Sanchez & Associates, Coldwell Banker Bain

0.28 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1476 SQ FT
 
$450,000
Camano Island Private Paradise

Camano Island, Island County, Washington


Paradise awaits in this private, high bluff 3/4 acre waterfront oasis. Watch the soaring eagles and migrating whales from your private deck. Try crabbing on your tidal flats. Manufactured “hybrid” home with open ‘great room’ floorpan & two story stick built addition. Walls of windows oriented around the southerly view of Mt. Rainier, Saratoga Passage, and Olympics. Updated kitchen, 2 car garage with shop, Wrap around decks, Manicured grounds, a gardeners delight.Pre inspected, generator included

Wade Perkins, Re/max On The Lake

0.75 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2112 SQ FT
 
$784,000
Sun Cove Paradise at Lake Entiat Estates

Orondo, Douglas County, Washington


Nestled in Entiat Lake Estates, about halfway between Lake Chelan and Wenatchee, awaits a waterfront paradise with unobscured panoramic Columbia River views. You’ll appreciate the spacious half acre of manicured landscape and 100 feet of private waterfront; beaches, nature trails, garden areas a private orchard, and abundant sunshine. This custom built daylight rambler with walkout basement boasts over 4,400 square feet of well appointed living areas. Enjoy the expansive wrap around Trex decking, any time of day. 
Take advantage of garage parking for 5 cars, heated shop, extra kitchen, large outbuilding for extra storage, potting shed, and RV parking. T

Wade Perkins, Re/max On The Lake

0.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4468 SQ FT
 
$265,000
Private Dock on Puget Island

Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County, Washington


Tons of space in this waterfront home: 4 bedrooms, office space, built in play nook, utility room & attached 40' x 36' shop! Desirable moorage at the home's private dock on Welcome Slough. There is something for everyone with space to make memories. Just 1.5 hours to PDX and an hour from the coast. Bring your dreams to Puget Island and don't miss out on this fantastic home!

Kay Cochran, Lower Columbia Realty, Llc

0.45 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2112 SQ FT
 
$995,000
Captivating Lake Joy Rambler

Carnation, King County, Washington


Life is better at the lake, and even better in this freshly updated rambler. Bright, enviable kitchen with HUGE island, granite, stainless, 48” stove, double oven, tons of storage, and adorable breakfast nook overlooking level lawn sweeping straight to the lake and your own private floating dock on 50’ of no-bank waterfront. Easy commute to Redmond/Bellevue/Seattle.

Valerie Macknight, Windermere Real Estate/east, Inc.

0.59 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.25 BATHROOMS
3540 SQ FT
 
$895,500
Spectacular private resort Style living with private dock, Southwestern views

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington


63 feet of waterfront with concrete sea wall. Private dock. Irrigated from lake. Waterfall and small pond.

Dave Reames, Reames Realty And Property Management, Inc

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3170 SQ FT
 
$799,000
WATERFRONT ON PUGET SOUND: 103 Ft Frontage on Henderson Bay, North Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Imagine life in a beautiful waterfront setting on Henderson Bay. Your picturesque backyard is 103 feet of sandy beach waterfront, a unique showcase for 180-degree views with fantastic sunsets. This charming home has a view deck that offers a front row seat to an ever-changing pageant of frolicking wildlife and passing boats. The lower level has a 2nd kitchen, offering potential for a separate living area. Discover a serene setting, a convenient North Gig Harbor location & great waterfront fun –it is all waiting right here!

Joe Sanchez & Associates, Coldwell Banker Bain

435.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
2256 SQ FT

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