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.

 

 
$1,395,000
LOPEZ ISLAND WASHINGTON - STEP BACK IN TIME

Lopez Island, San Juan County, Washington


COHO LANE HOUSE sits at the end of a quiet lane. This Craftsman home with serene views across ferry lanes sits on 5 sunny acres. Built around 1910 & barged in from Victoria BC, the main level retains its original wainscot, moldings, fir doors & windows. Attention to detail carries the theme through this cheerful home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, dining area, & family room downstairs . Watch passing ferries & boats from the spacious 1067' deck with access from home, parking area & stairs to lower yard. Nearby is Upright Channel Park with access to a beautiful sandy beach. Close to the Village & Lopez ferry. Popular vacation rental.

Carol Gorton , Windermere Real Estate Lopez Island

5.09 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3508 SQ FT
 
$1,289,000
NEW LISTING ~ Puget Sound Waterfront Home On Gig Harbor's Wollochet Bay

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Serene views of Wollochet Bay caress the open floor plan of this waterfront home. Step-in views lead to appealing light-filled spaces boasting a contemporary kitchen, open living room & dining area. Just outside, a spacious deck overlooks the water playground that’s your new backyard. Main floor master suite has views & a stylish 5-piece bath. Downstairs offers a 2nd living area, plus 3 bedrooms, bath, kitchen & a separate entrance. Enjoy outdoor fun with a hot tub & waterside lawn, plus a community dock right next door. The great location is just minutes from Hwy 16, Narrows bridges, shopping & all services.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.37 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.25 BATHROOMS
3616 SQ FT
 
$698,000
PUGET SOUND WATERFRONT ~ Great For Full or Part - Time Home

Lakebay, Pierce County, Washington


Priced to sell! This waterfront retreat offers a sweet deal for either part or full-time living. Glorious views sweep across Carr Inlet to Mt. Rainier, filling the home & .95-acre lot with Pacific NW splendor. Open indoor spaces & view decks outside set the stage for relaxing or festive gatherings. Master on main floor, 2nd BR up + a big bonus room. Stairs from yard lead to 90 ft of waterfront & a boater’s paradise. Set in a gated neighborhood, this property offers solid value & unlimited fun

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.95 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
2234 SQ FT
 
$3,395,000
In Gig Harbor, Goodman Drive

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


About the Home Rare opulent opportunity to own this modern 2015 custom home with 62' of waterfront, private deep water dock, putting greens, over-water guest home/entertainment pavilion with high-end finishes throughout. Main Floor Main floor provides an open and flowing floor plan with ample natural light. Living room features 14-foot ceilings and savvy sliding glass panel doors for indoor-outdoor living with captivating views of the harbor and sunsets. Unique custom kitchen with all Miele Appliances, including four cooktops - gas, induction, grill and griddle. Miele believes in timeless elegance and clean lines. Abundant storage space, quartz countertop, custom cabinetry and dual ovens: top is a steam oven, followed by a convection oven and then a warming drawer. Bedroom, 3/4 bath, mechanical room, full wine cellar and 8X10 foot walk-in pantry located on the main floor with an attached 2-car garage. Upper Floor The master bedroom and Mother-in-Law Suite are on the upper floor, both with access to outdoor living spaces. Discerning choices of concrete flooring and carpet with floor to ceiling windows deliver the ultimate experience every day. The master provides soaring ceilings with an office, laundry room, large walk-in closet and 5-piece luxurious master bath. The Mother-in-Law provides a kitchenette, laundry, sitting area, bedroom, attached bath and doors to deck and private patio to view the soothing Harbor. Half wrap-around deck with impeccably thought out irrigation system for gardening space. Guest House Roll up doors on water side of the guest house/pavilion puts you right on the water, includes media room/bedroom, 3/4 bath, laundry room, kitchenette and rec room. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces and covered outdoor kitchen add year-round entertainment. Location Professionally landscaped yard with sprinkler system and ample parking make this the ideal home for relaxing, entertaining, boating and enjoying all the amenities of Gig Harbor. The city itself is charming with many local and world-class amenities nearby. An active waterfront and downtown core provide the backdrop for this unique lifestyle. Festivals, concerts and parades provide the full package for your new home. And with easy access to I-5, cities of Tacoma, University Place, Steilacoom and Seattle, you will have access to everything. Unique. Rare. Discerning.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.51 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3937 SQ FT
 
$725,000
View Home In Eagle Crest Neighborhood, Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Serene views & dazzling sunsets are your companions in this traditional gem in gated Eagle Crest. Arched windows frame water & island views, beckoning the sun to enter spacious rooms. Formal rooms pair with an open kitchen & family room to offer spaces for entertaining or solitude. The design of the home offers separation & space for any need, with an office, a view-filled master, view deck & all bedrooms with adjoining baths. Savor privacy swathed in nature with a patio, garden waterfall, mature trees, berries & flowers galore.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$2,350,000
Light House Inspired

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Architecturally significant home on 1.9 gated acres of manicured grounds. Attention to detail with updates in keeping with today's lifestyle delivers a home with captivating views & privacy. Unique Waterfront Estate custom-designed by Page & Beard. Timeless elegance travels throughout this home with discerning finishes of limestone, copper, cherry hardwood, beamed ceilings, granite, marble & slate. Refined circular entrance featuring fountain, porte cochere and french doors with stained glass lead to the open flow living spaces, capturing light and views from all angles. Open concept gourmet island kitchen with large eat-in dining, chef-level appliances, wine cooler and tons of storage. Formal dining area with custom ceiling and built-in cabinetry throughout. All main level bedrooms with attached baths. Master Suite features 5-piece bath; stand-alone shower, quality tub, his and her sinks and ornate decor. Large craft room/office/laundry space, custom library with built-in bookshelf also on main. Upper-floor billiards room/office with lighthouse inspired design overlooking Henderson Bay. Quality built home with steel beam construction & tile roof. Covered patio with fireplace and BBQ creates exclusive outdoor entertaining area. Nearby boat launches are located at the Purdy Spit, Camp Seymour, as well as Joemma & Penrose State Parks. Marine Grade buoy on 183' of waterfront, medium bank with bulkhead and stairs to pebble beach. South East exposure take full advantage of views of Horsehead Bay, Mt. Rainier, Raft Island & Kopachuck. Located just minutes from Gig Harbor, The Narrows Airport and world class golf at Chambers Bay Golf & Canterwood Golf & Country Club. Gig Harbor offers plenty of amenities including a luxury cineplex, big box stores and unique small shops in Historic Downtown. Casual Elegant. Unique.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

1.91 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.25 BATHROOMS
5150 SQ FT
 
$280,000
3 WATERFRONT PARCELS ~ Sold Together, 330 Ft. Frontage on Burley Lagoon

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Opportunity beckons in this vacant waterfront land. Open views across 330 ft of waterfront add a serene feel to this 1.286-acre setting on Burley Lagoon. An estate sale offering, it includes 3 adjoining parcels sold together. Power & water are available at the street & an easement is in place for a drain field on a neighboring property. The location is conveniently located near Gig Harbor North & St. Anthony’s Hospital. With easy freeway access to the Seattle / Tacoma metro areas, it allows the option of full-time or seasonal living. Property Features 3 Adjoining Waterfront Parcels Sold Together, 1.286 Acres Total 330 Feet Total of Waterfront on Burley Lagoon Peaceful Setting Minutes From Gig Harbor Power & Water Available At The Street Drain Field Easement In Place On Neighboring Property Easy Access To Gig Harbor, Services, Schools & Highway 16 Listing offered by Joe Sanchez & Associates of Coldwell Banker Bain, 253-853-2262.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

1.28 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$924,950
Expansive 164 ft Water Front on 1.5 acre property, plus 700 sqft ADU

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Rare 164’ waterfront on 1.5 acres spectacular 180 degree views of Henderson Bay & Burley Lagoon. Allow nature’s beauty to stream through your spacious rambler and large kitchen windows. Open concept allows a natural flow from one room to another. Atrium & roomy bedrooms. Relax in your Master Suite w/ your private deck, perfect for entertaining .Additional 700 sqft ADU, detached garage's for 5 vehicles & work shop for creative projects, RV parking, Endless possibilities. Serene! 2nd parcel # 0122144071

Nellie Bell , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

1.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.75 BATHROOMS
2735 SQ FT
 
$637,000
Captivating views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and Narrows Bridge

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington


About the Home From the moment you arrive the natural beauty of this sophisticated Gold Creek Condo will mesmerize you. Captivating views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and Narrows Bridge. Resort feel this condo features concrete ceilings and walls for perfect relaxation in this quiet and secluded neighborhood. Safety and security within this private condo; uniformed guards on duty 24/7 to monitor you and visitors. Pets allowed. Relax in the spacious living room by the fireplace, enjoy the rare view from inside the home or open view patio with storage area. Nook in kitchen with separate area for a sit-in dining experience. Generous master suite with full bath attached. Den/2nd Bedroom has custom wood cabinets and a flat-screen TV. Mirror doors on all closet spaces. Garage Garage has a large loft for storage. Glorious grounds enjoy Clubhouse, pool, sauna, hot tub, gym & fenced dog run/park.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.14 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1860 SQ FT
 
$1,650,000
Salt Water Lifestyle A Lynne Martin Designed Home

University Place, Pierce County, Washington


Salt Water Lifestyle A Lynne Martin Designed Home, Architecturally throughout, tons of light-filled and well-appointed spaces. Inviting open kitchen to living room, breakfast nook, and sunroom with views of the Sound and Narrows Bridge. Island kitchen features a large range oven, island with second sink, stainless steel appliances and built-in refrigerator and freezer. Formal dining with French doors to waterside patio. Captivating water views from nearly every room. welcoming low-bank waterfront, entertain's dream. Soak in the hot tub off the patio or warm up with a calming fire. Endless possibilities. Upstairs Master suite with attached den/office and exclusive fireplace, attached 5-piece master suite bath and access to deck for even more views of the Sound. 2 Jr. Master suites each with attached baths and access to private deck. Tons of light, great use of space. Unique Design.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.16 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3388 SQ FT

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