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.

 

 
$550,000
Picture yourself here...The Scotia Lodge has it all

Newport, Pend Oreille County, Washington


Picture yourself here... with a fly rod in your hand, or just spending a quiet time on the deck (maybe the spa) watching the wildlife scenes beside the 500+ feet of Little Spokane River Waterfront or in the meadow? The Spacious 5300 square foot home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, has two amazing master suites, one on the main floor and one on the upper level. Enjoy the dramatic view of the river valley from the charming bunkhouse on the bench above the home. The Scotia Lodge has it all, See it today!

Brian Monk , Citibrokers LLC

32.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5370 SQ FT
 
$1,450,000
PENTHOUSE CONDO: 1 - Level Luxury Condo On The Point Ruston Waterfront

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington


Breathtaking Puget Sound views greet you in this rare penthouse condo. Medleys of color, light & tranquility flow freely within its open design, crafting an idyllic setting for jovial parties or relaxed solitude. Luxury 1-level living is paired with comfort & quality, offering elevator access, a view master, spa bath, chef’s kitchen & condo lounge. Your front-row seat to watch boats, fireworks & people waits on the deck. Come home to quiet privacy & embrace the vibrant energy of Point Ruston. Superb!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2216 SQ FT
 
$349,000
Incredible, canal front, beach retreat Open House May 25 & 26!!

Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington


Wonderful, open floor plan with wall of windows to enjoy the Grand Canal water views. Granite counters, custom cabinets, SS appliances & custom blinds throughout. Waterfront master bedroom suite is warm and inviting. Amazing outdoor, entertaining, space includes a Tiki bar, 600 sq. ft. patio, propane firepit, large deck & dock. 30'x30' RV garage, RV hookups, fenced/gated front yard, greenhouse & so much more. Close to beach access, community offers swimming pools, exercise facility, tennis court, indoor basketball, boat launch and 23 miles of interconnecting waterways right from your dock!

Marjorie Whitney-Bean , Windermere Real Estate Ocean Shores

0.21 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1260 SQ FT
 
$2,400,000
Endlessly Stunning Puget Sound and Mt. Rainer Views

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington


Stunning & Endless Puget Sound & Mt. Rainier Views are had from every inch of this 4.2 acres of waterfront! Well appointed 5 bed, 4.5 bath home w/ 5228 SF & 2 car garage. . Huge 3 bay shop w/ bonus room & space for 10 vehicles. Over 400' of Saltwater frontage, your own private boat launch, & floating dock makes this the perfect place for any kind of water adventure! Sale includes a second 1.8 acre waterfront parcel. Amazing Johnson Point location makes accessing Seattle by Land or Sea a breeze!

DUANE Rodgers , Van Dorm Realty Inc.

3.80 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
5228 SQ FT
 
$889,000
LAKEFRONT OASIS ~ Home With Dock on Lake Meridian, 1.24 Acre, 130 Ft. Frontage

Kent, King County, Washington


Imagine a peaceful duet of birdsongs & laughter. A spot where sweet summer sounds fill a magical lakeside setting. This Lake Meridian gem is the place, 1.24 acres with 130 ft of frontage, a dock, a 1-level home, garage with shop space & two RV/boat carports. Here, it is all about the lake, a rare urban treasure where motorized boating is allowed. The 3 bedroom home has character, vintage appeal, a big deck, huge yard & unlimited potential. It’s about the lake – a rare oasis that is in town, away from it all & waiting just for you.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

1.24 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
2020 SQ FT
 
$1,550,000
THE PEAK OF PERFECTION ~ Luxury Home With Unobstructed Puget Sound Views

Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington


A serene Fox Island summit is the easel cradling this ageless masterpiece, a Tuscan-inspired home filled with unrivaled views. Awake to vibrant sunrises; savor aperitivo on the veranda & watch in awe as firestorms of color bid “arrivederci” to each day. Adorned with miles of unobstructed views sweeping across Puget Sound, this gem boasts an old-world appeal, superb finishes, gourmet kitchen, & master on main floor. Lower level offers 3 BRs, rec room plus movie room. Inside & out, this is life at the peak of perfection.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

1.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5462 SQ FT
 
$899,000
JUST LISTED ~ Fox Island 4 BR View Home, Main Floor Master, Fox Island Estates

Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington


Imagine days savored in a fine home, where open spaces are decorated with tranquil views. A home where sunbeams dance on wood floors & spotlight a soft traditional style. The perfect fit for your lifestyle, offering 4 bedrooms, a main floor master suite & a vast entertainment deck. A home with space for every need—a family room craft room & extra storage--set on a park-like acre in a gated neighborhood. Here, colorful sunsets bid the day farewell. Welcome home--this is where Imagination happens.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

1.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.75 BATHROOMS
3251 SQ FT
 
$179,000
Scenic Pend Oreille River “developed” waterfront lot

Newport, Pend Oreille County, Washington


This Scenic Pend Oreille River “developed” waterfront lot is coming to market, “Just in Time” for starting your custom Dream home project this summer. The well and septic are installed. The view of South Baldy Mountain and the panoramic river valley are truly inspiring. The access is flat and paved and the lot is level and grassy to the water. Not many like this one around. To busy to build? Come park your RV here and kick back and enjoy the river. Call today and see this great lot.

Brian Monk , Citibrokers LLC

0.68 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$489,000
Custom Built Pend Oreille Riverfront home

Newport, Pend Oreille County, Washington


Custom Built Pend Oreille Riverfront home. Overload your senses trying to take it the expansive views of the river, South Baldy and the surrounding mountains. The access is flat and paved. The lot is level and grassy to the water. The home has a contemporary open concept flow, with a large loft master bedroom suite. The Cherry-wood Cabinets, stainless upscale appliances and granite counter top kitchen will make cooking fun. Sit back and relax on the large riverside deck. Come and make it yours today!

Brian Monk , Citibrokers LLC

0.75 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2058 SQ FT
 
$650,000

PENDING

MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION on 3 bdrm / 2 bath Water Front Home on Hood Canal

Lilliwaup, Mason County, Washington


Classic and rustic charm showcases this Triton Cove 3 bdrm/2 bath home nestled on the shores of Hood Canal. Spectacular 3/4 acre lot with 100' of water front, w/tidelands and panoramic views. Stairs lead you down to your private beach for harvesting oysters, fishing & more. Your home features natural wood finishes throughout with expansive windows allowing for natural light & breath taking 180 degree views. The Master bdrm features a private slider out to the deck for enjoying those warm summer evenings or your morning coffee. Perfect summer retreat, VRBO or Airbnb! Yes, dreams do come true. All the home furnishing are negotiable with your purchase.

Brian Barnhart , RE/MAX Town Center

1.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1492 SQ FT

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