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.

 

 
$869,800
Your Waterfront Estate Awaits!

Prosser, Benton County, Washington


Come home down the tree-lined driveway to the peace and privacy of your own secluded 2-acre waterfront estate, which includes a beautiful home in a spectacular setting of lawn, trees & flowers leading down to 200 ft of private river bank. This elegant, modern farmhouse is right in the heart of beautiful Prosser, Washington’s wine country. From the moment you walk across the covered front porch and into the spacious foyer, the views of the Yakima river and the Horse Heaven hills will take your take your breath away. The soothing colors, spacious living areas, attention to detail and gourmet kitchen will instantly feel like home. You’ll love meal prep and cooking on the huge kitchen island with its cooktop and gorgeous granite countertops, especially since cleanup is so easy with two silent dishwashers and a spacious quartz sink. Your new kitchen also has double wall ovens with many cooking options. It has white farmhouse cabinets with pullouts & large drawers, seating for family and friends around the island, a huge pantry with more pullouts & a large closet for cleaning supplies or additional food storage. The master suite has the same spectacular views as the living areas & the bathroom includes a big double shower. There are 2 more bedrooms upstairs, one with a private bath and the other with a beautiful bathroom right across the hall. Your laundry room has lots of cupboards, granite countertops & a deep sink. Just a few steps away is another bathroom with a shower, conveniently located just inside the door to the garage which had a workshop & indoor gardening room. The floors upstairs are beveled “wood” planks of waterproof luxury vinyl that are super easy to maintain. In the bedrooms your feet will appreciate the soft, luxurious carpeting. Animals are welcome here and there’s already an awesome chicken coop and raised garden beds. Enjoy raspberries, plums, fresh eggs & delicious veggies. In the basement you’ll find a spacious room, a cozy wood stove and rough-in plumbing for a 2nd kitchen area. The mechanical room has storage space, water softener, controls for the automatic sprinkler system, one of the two water heaters and both HVAC systems — one for each floor. Keep your kayaks and paddle boards on the huge stone patio & carry them down the ramp into the river to enjoy warm summer afternoons on the water.

Lindie Derrick , Coldwell Banker Tomlinson

2.17 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
5364 SQ FT
 
$925,000

PENDING

Raft Island / Gig Harbor WA ~ View Home, Main Floor Master, Beach Rights

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Stylish, chic & filled with sunshine, this Raft Island gem is ideal for full or part-time living. High ceilings, quartz counters & sharp lines add a modern verve to its open kitchen & living areas. The master suite, a 2nd BR & a full bathroom are on main floor; a big family room, 3rd BR & bath are downstairs. The home has a 3-car garage, covered deck & patio. Island amenities include a community dock, beach parks & sport court. Come home to savor a unique lifestyle with views, great boating & quiet strolls on an island oasis just 5 miles from town.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.44 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2779 SQ FT
 
$149,000
OCEANVIEW LOT / 3.35 AC

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


Oceanview, power & water line in, on 3.35 acres (110 ft wide). Zoning allows residential, multi-family & recreation. Older septic in on natural ridge. Driveway on north side of lot.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

3.35 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,295,000
A Distinct Manor of Style ~ 1 - Level Gig Harbor View Home on 3.11 Acres

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Warmly wrapped in old-world charm, this 1-level home showcases tranquil views that accent its style & elegance. Vaulted open beam ceilings, an open great room floor plan, huge fireplaces & a symmetrical layout reflect the enduring appeal of its Tudor design. Entertain easily with a large open kitchen plus formal living & dining rooms. Nestled overlooking Gig Harbor on 3.11 acres, this magical setting has unrivaled privacy, gated courtyard, attached 3-car garage and its own vineyard. A special home, a Distinct Manor of Style.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

3.11 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
3198 SQ FT
 
$299,000

PENDING

UPDATED HOME ON CANAL

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


Back on Market due to purchasers relocation gives you the opportunity to be the next owner of this Perfect updated single level home on 3 lots (2 are fenced) adjacent to a small creek teaming with wild life. Sit on the back deck overlooking the creek. Updates include ventless heat pump, whole home propane generator, paved walkway, master with spa tub, open living/dining areas, oversized laundry room and spacious garage. 3rd lot perfect for RV Guests or shop/garage could be built.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.54 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1400 SQ FT
 
$278,500
One of the best views around

Seaview, Pacific County, Washington


One of the best views around! Perched on a bluff overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean, everything you need is included, so just pack a bag, a few groceries, and stay awhile. Enjoy your balcony or cozy fireplace. Master suite has jetted tub and balcony access. Ample kitchen with wine cooler, stainless appliances, granite counters. Vacation rentals are okay here, but this unit has always been a beach getaway for the owners and not very often. Everything is like new! Detached single car garage.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1186 SQ FT
 
$449,000

PENDING

Ocean View John Buell Home in Klipsan

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


Amazing location and Ocean views from the first level in this ADA John Buell built home updated 4 years ago with granite counters, propane fireplace, and in 2020 heat pump with AC. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with an open concept ground floor. 2 master suites, one on each floor, all on a large corner lot just off the Klipsan beach approach. Clams galore just down from your wrap around deck. Lots of storage in the 572 sq. foot garage.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.75 BATHROOMS
2232 SQ FT
 
$299,000

PENDING

TOP FLOOR CONDO WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW!

Seaview, Pacific County, Washington


Top floor open concept Condo with stunning whitewater OCEAN VIEWS! 2br-2bath with large balcony accessible from both living room & Master BR with sweeping VIEW, whirlpool tub, separate shower and double sinks. Stainless appliances, ceramic tile, peninsula with seating and tons of storage in kitchen. Beautiful sunsets, Pet friendly, FULLY FURNISHED, Fireplace, good sized garage & excellent VACATION RENTAL history make this an EXCEPTIONAL value with truly exceptional VIEWS!

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1183 SQ FT
 
$1,245,000
Spectacular Waterfront Property near Roche Harbor on San Juan Island

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


Welcome to desirable and coveted San Juan Island in Washington. This rare estate opportunity on the water has two spectacular side-by-side parcels ideally located for both privacy & ease of access. Extensive shoreline, south/west facing water views, generous, open meadow and woodlands. Each parcel has water, power & phone as well as a 4-bedroom septic design. High speed fiber in road. All day sun, situated on a quiet cove and all within a delightful stroll to the Roche Harbor airstrip, shops, restaurants and marina. Build your Island sanctuary and retreat.

Gina Borges , Keller Williams

9.79 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$449,000

PENDING

Fabulous Throughout Oceanfront Home

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


Fabulous throughout Oceanfront Home with many upgrades and custom features. 2 bed 2 bath w/loft. wood burning river rock fireplace or ventless heat pump to keep you warm on those cool beach nights. Granite countertops with live edge, DeWills cabinets, induction cooktop, newer stainless appliances, Master bath w/heated floors. Generator ready Trex deck 2 car garage, round out this lighthouse inspired home. Wood carvings at end of the driveway by local artist Josh Blewitt stay with the home.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.14 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1800 SQ FT

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