About 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.


Ocean Front 1 Bdr. Condo in Moclips WA.

Moclips, Grays Harbor County, Washington

OCEAN FRONT one bedroom TOP LEVEL unit with fireplace and spacious deck. FULLY FURNISHED turn key unit. Owner may use unit for personal use or participate in renting the unit through the on-site rental office. Amazing setting on the ocean front and next to the Moclips River. Beautiful Pacific ocean views and sunsets with easy access to the sandy beach across the landscaped yard. Full time management on site. Enjoy all of the Hi-Tide amenities of fire pits, trails, picnic areas and a clam shack.

Brian Barnhart , RE/MAX Town Center

0.00 ACRES
600 SQ FT

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington

Open Beams and contemporary styling! New and greatly improved from the windows, roof, flooring, cabinets, paint inside and out and the patio garage room. All with OCEAN VIEW on a corner oversized lot. The classic white rock fireplace gives all NEW meaning to "classic beach" home! 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with flex space garage with pavers for your classic car or hang cave!

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.22 ACRES
1216 SQ FT
Serene Lake Front Home with 120' of Waterfront and a Private Dock!

Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington

Beautiful Duck Lake home on a double lot with 120' of waterfront! Parcels are combined, but could be divided & second lot sold. Tastefully appointed with stainless appliances, granite countertops, spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors & a fireplace. Masterful views from main living space, master bedroom and second bedroom. Open concept living space separates master suite from the other bedrooms and bathroom. Huge deck & dock add quality outdoor space. Private & tranquil setting. One owner only; come see this well loved home! You don't want to miss it! Property is also member to our local Community Club, providing access to pools, gym, game room, parks and so much more!

Dina Knaak , Windermere Real Estate Ocean Shores

0.61 ACRES
1716 SQ FT
Bainbridge Island on Point Monroe with dock

Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, Washington

Price drop! Live on the water & sail away at a moment's notice from the dock in your back yard. Enjoy the upper and lower decks, the views and Fay Bainbridge State Park. Ground floor master suite with the kitchen, living/dining & 2nd bedroom on the second floor to soak in the views. Employees and family members residing with employees of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A, its affiliates or subsidiaries are strictly prohibited from directly or indirectly purchasing any property owned by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Selling "as is".

Ed Watts , Property 1st

0.10 ACRES
1981 SQ FT



Ilwaco, Pacific County, Washington

Views for miles from all major rooms. Maximize the elegance and quality you will find inside and out of the highly desirable Discovery Heights. A secure gated community overlooking the Pacific Ocean & coast line, Columbia River, Baker Bay, forest greenery and the wildlife it holds. Two exceptional suites, a total of 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and bonus space. Use limited only by your imagination. Enjoy the ocean view from 4 decks.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.00 ACRES
2764 SQ FT

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington

Views for miles from this updated multi-level home. Seller has lovingly renovated from the inside out! With the new roof, Hardie-plank siding, beautiful bathrooms, flooring, kitchen, appliances and more. You will find the wrap around deck with views to the west of the ocean and wildlife to the east with a forest to enjoy. Come explore this exceptional spacious property where there is something for everyone on every level.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.25 ACRES
2276 SQ FT
640' + / - of Waterfront & 25+ Acres of Privacy, Tranquility & Lots of Potential

Longbranch, Pierce County, Washington

Spectacular SE exposure & 640' +/- of gorgeous beach with 25 acres & sunrises over Mt Rainier. Privacy, tranquility & lots of potential. Original family homestead with charm & history. Main home has large deck for entertaining plus 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest cottage. Inviting covered picnic area, fireplace & boathouse at the water's edge. Enjoy the established orchard and natural spring water. Numerous outbuildings with character. This is a very rare property limited only by your imagination.

Tova Uddenberg , RE/MAX Northwest

25.85 ACRES
2252 SQ FT
RIGHT IN TOWN ~ View Condo in Gated Dolphin Reach in Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

This newly refreshed condo in gated Dolphin Reach offers a prime location with sweeping views across Puget Sound. Move-in-ready, it boasts view-filled open living areas, new kitchen counters, refinished floors, master with a private deck, second bedroom, bonus room & an attached 2-car garage. Share a meal on the oversized deck, mesmerized as ferries & boats sail in the distance. Just a short stroll away, the character & charm of downtown Gig Harbor & its quaint waterfront beckon you to explore. This is a special place, and the view of life is spectacular!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.00 ACRES
2021 SQ FT
5 Oyster Rock

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

This one of a kind property in Pierce County with a City of Gig Harbor address is located on a site with 130 l.f. of low bank waterfront overlooking Carr Inlet of Henderson Bay. The site has panoramic views from Mount Rainier to the Pacific. The Development Engineering Site Permit dated 3/28/18 is for a proposed four-bedroom three-story residence with the lower floor below grade to take advantage of the topography. The building setback is 50’ from the water Access to the beach is by a wooden stairway that descends approximately 60’ through the planting of heaths and heathers providing year-round color.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.89 ACRES
Beautiful Brinnon Home!

Brinnon, Jefferson County, Washington

Country Living Fishing Mountain Privacy Sand Beach Live Water Recreational AreaWater Canal Sound

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

1.96 ACRES
4280 SQ FT

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