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.

 

 
$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
 
$2,495,000
FRIDAY HARBOR WATERFRONT ESTATE WITH BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEWS ON 1.5 ACRES

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


One of kind home on San Juan Island and just a quick walk to Snug Harbor where you can dock your boat or yacht as well as launch your kayak. You will not find a more perfectly custom built home to maximize views and space to enjoy your island time. As you relax by the fire in your high ceiling living room you will see eagles, whales and more through your floor to ceiling windows. Enjoy dinner in the dining room with expansive and over the top ocean views. In the evening you can see lights in the distance from Victoria and ocean liners/cruise ships. This home is perfect for privacy, tucked away on your 1.5 acre high bank oasis. With options to enjoy nature, photography, nature walks, hiking, gardening as well as working in the shop. You will be sure to find this home the perfect space to entertaining guests and family. Features of the home include: separate out building with a shop, 2 car attached garage, large outdoor decks, proximity to Snug Harbor, office/artist studio downstairs with ocean view, media room with work desk, alarm system and more. The downstairs area has a separate bedroom, full bathroom, walk-in closet, living area, artist studio, wet bar and patio/outdoor access. The master bedroom has a sitting area/retreat as well as a wall of doors and windows so you can view the ocean. The master bathroom has his/hers bathrooms each with its own entrance to the shared shower as well as large separate walk-in closets. If you are looking for a live/work home or an island retreat to call home, look no further, your island paradise awaits!

Gina Borges , Keller Williams

1.50 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3895 SQ FT
 
$2,495,000
FRIDAY HARBOR WATERFRONT ESTATE WITH BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEWS ON 1.5 ACRES

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


One of kind home on San Juan Island and just a quick walk to Snug Harbor where you can dock your boat or yacht as well as launch your kayak. You will not find a more perfectly custom built home to maximize views and space to enjoy your island time. As you relax by the fire in your high ceiling living room you will see eagles, whales and more through your floor to ceiling windows. Enjoy dinner in the dining room with expansive and over the top ocean views. In the evening you can see lights in the distance from Victoria and ocean liners/cruise ships. This home is perfect for privacy, tucked away on your 1.5 acre high bank oasis. With options to enjoy nature, photography, nature walks, hiking, gardening as well as working in the shop. You will be sure to find this home the perfect space to entertaining guests and family. Features of the home include: separate out building with a shop, 2 car attached garage, large outdoor decks, proximity to Snug Harbor, office/artist studio downstairs with ocean view, media room with work desk, alarm system and more. The downstairs area has a separate bedroom, full bathroom, walk-in closet, living area, artist studio, wet bar and patio/outdoor access. The master bedroom has a sitting area/retreat as well as a wall of doors and windows so you can view the ocean. The master bathroom has his/hers bathrooms each with its own entrance to the shared shower as well as large separate walk-in closets. If you are looking for a live/work home or an island retreat to call home, look no further, your island paradise awaits!

John Lackey & Gina Borges , Windermere San Juan Islands

1.50 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3897 SQ FT
 
$1,375,000
San Juans Stunning View Home!

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington


This low-bank waterfront 4 bedroom and 4-bathroom luxury property is an epic retreat year-round. 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, BC, the property is beyond description.With expansive views of Mount Baker, the U.S. San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands, to the east, south and west, this property’s oceanfront southern exposure is jaw dropping. Kick up your feet, or walk the beach 20 yards away, and be amazed by all the surrounding ocean wildlife (whale pods, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles).

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

0.22 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2701 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
COMFORTABLE OCEAN FRONT LUXURY LIVING ON THE LONG BEACH PENINSULA

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


Gorgeous Ocean Front Luxury Living awaits you on the Long Beach Peninsula where West Coast History was incorporated into the construction using reclaimed wood, posts and trusses from the old Bumblebee Shipyard in Astoria, OR. A huge wall of west windows give forever views of the Pacific Ocean from the Great Room and Kitchen. The 2 story Rock Fireplace anchors the expansive living area. The Gourmet Kitchen features a gas range and butler's pantry. Ocean view deck features a shower and an outdoor saline hot tub. The main level Master Suite provides stunning Ocean Views and features an ensuite bath with claw foot tub, and multi head shower along with a huge walk in closet. You will also love the private access to the Sunroom and West Deck from your Suite.

Joni Pitts , Anchor Realty

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
4506 SQ FT
 
$225,000
Affordable low bank waterfront living on Liberty Bay!

Poulsbo, Kitsap County, Washington


Updated Liberty Bay Estates condo features an awesome view, 2 sliders, patio and is just steps from the water to launch your canoe or kayak. Beautiful peaceful setting yet great proximity to high speed Kingston & Bainbridge ferries & with in minutes of quaint downtown Poulsbo restaurants and shopping. Complex includes clubhouse, pool and common area. Next to city beach trail too! Take advantage of this great opportunity today!

Dan and Kelly Marks , John L. Scott

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
888 SQ FT
 
$750,000
Fantastic waterfront opportunity with western exposure & miles of walkable beach

Belfair, Mason County, Washington


This 157' low bank Case Inlet waterfront sits in a beautiful setting & offers a large full length entertaining deck, RV/Boat parking & fire pit. Located in the desired Victor Community - just outside Gig Harbor & only 40 min to Southworth ferry & an hour from SeaTac. See it soon!

Dan and Kelly Marks , John L. Scott

1.46 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.25 BATHROOMS
3329 SQ FT
 
$435,000
Indoor pool with 75 feet of Lake Front stunning 2,700 Square Foot home.

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington


Indoor pool. All bedrooms on main floor. Large family room. Lot is 23,518 square feet with 75 feet of waterfront on Carp Lake.

Dave Reames , Reames Realty and Property Management, Inc

0.44 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2704 SQ FT

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