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.


Cedar River waterfront property with remodeled 3bdr 1bath with detached studio

Renton, King County, Washington

River and Territorial

Kathy Lapointe , RSVP Real Estate

0.22 ACRES
970 SQ FT
A Nantucket Waterfront Playground

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

MAIN HOME A Nantucket inspired estate on 4.4 acres with 193' of waterfront and private beach access. An incredible property with stunning views of Carr Inlet and Olympic mountains from almost every room! True Entertainers kitchen opens to a family room with fireplace and extensive hardwoods. Well thought out floor plan with two bedrooms on the main floor and upstairs master retreat. The master is complete with en suite with a true spa like feel. Generous use of stack-stone and quality tile heated flooring deliver an incredible backdrop for the free standing tub and double shower. The Master has superb views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Enjoy watching eagles, whales, dolphins, and seals from your master suite. Other rooms include an office/den, media/bonus room, flex rooms, extra storage and a 3-car attached garage. A new, high-quality remodel by Lanway Homes delivers a move-in ready lifestyle. Featured in the West Sound Home and Garden Magazine, this legacy property truly delivers quality and flexibility in an unmatched setting. OUTDOOR KITCHEN Brand new outdoor kitchen on large patio with DCS BBQ, refrigerator, shelving/drawers, quartz counter tops, accent lighting and outdoor speaker system. GUEST HOUSE A fully finished, detached guest studio with sleeping/play loft and 3/4 bath. 2-STORY SHOW GARAGE Detached 2-story, 3-car garage with over-sized middle bay for boat or RV with radiant heated floor, hot/cold water, welding and RV plugs and fully finished upper level bonus room. OUTDOORS AND FUN Sport Court NW professionally installed basketball and pickle ball court PLUS putting green. Zip-line between the trees! Extensive parking down a long, private driveway. Invisible fence. Brand new deck and bridge to beach stairs featuring recent bulkhead replacement and buoy. Easy access to local boat launch. Sip your coffee and enjoy the sunrise in the fenced garden with organically grown vegetables and flowers. RECENT UPDATES * Hardie shingle siding * Tiger Wood Porch with iron railing * Back patio and awning * Outdoor kitchen * Kitchen island, gas cook top * Gas fireplace * Living room cabinets and stonework * Interior and exterior paint * New West facing windows * Open plan remodel * New exterior light fixtures

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

4.43 ACRES
5159 SQ FT
San Juan Island Secluded Waterfront Luxury

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington

STUNNING EAGLE POINT, “Turn Key” waterfront estate offers a casual yet elegant home with open floor plan leading to a spacious deck-patio area and majestic views of ferries, Mt. Baker and Salish Sea marine life. Estate is sited minutes to Town of Friday Harbor amenities and marinas on two tax parcel lots, with 448ft of waterfront and natural landscaping for low maintenance. The luxury home’s main floor includes gourmet kitchen with pantry, dining room, library/den and en-suite master with gas burning fireplace. Entry welcomes with graceful stairway to the second-floor water-facing great room, office space, two guest suites and two full baths, one with jacuzzi tub. Estate is complete with 3-car detached garage featuring upstairs apartment with full kitchen, living room, dining area, bedroom and bath.

MaryJane Anderson , Windermere Real Estate San Juan Island

2.44 ACRES
4570 SQ FT
Puget Sound Waterfront Home

Shelton, Mason County, Washington

This stunning custom-built Puget Sound waterfront home is beautifully-crafted and appointed with high end materials and attention to detail. Step outside to your custom cedar covered outdoor living area with a river rock fireplace and relaxing Puget Sound water views. Other amenities include: A 1,935 sq. ft. three-bay shop A guest house 575 sq. ft (VRBO opportunity) Shared boat ramp An automatic generator (powers entire home, not just essential appliances).

Jim Shepherd , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NWRE Shelton

1.30 ACRES
3346 SQ FT
Waterfront Stunner!

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington

Ocean Views, Mountain Views, Marina Views! - all in the same house! Light filled stunning architecture, built for entertaining, huge open high ceilings - literally incredible features throughout! Two stories to enjoy all the views, decks and patios everywhere - one of a kind! All on over 1/3 acre and 145' waterfront!

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

0.36 ACRES
3103 SQ FT
Spectacular Waterfront Home and Property!

Ione, Pend Oreille County, Washington

There is a home on the Pend Oreille River near Ione in Northeast Washington State that you must see to believe. The Serendipity home is being offered for sale. Serendipity is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way, and the name really does describe this property. You really can slow down and relax here. But just because you slow down does not mean you have to give up anything. There is no possible way to describe all the amenities of the property in this small space. So please go to http://www.31171leclercroadnorth.com/ for all the pictures and details. Nothing else like it. Call to for a private appointment to see this amazing home and property.

Brian Monk , Citibrokers LLC

6.64 ACRES
6072 SQ FT
Sweeping views from this exceptional home with 150' of Seattle's Puget Sound!

Burien, King County, Washington

Live on the beach, and enjoy everyday life withpassing ships, sailboats, ferries, and the Sound's wildlife. 15 minutes drive to downtown Seattle

Joan Evanger , Joan Evanger

1.04 ACRES
6661 SQ FT

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington

Waterfront Oasis on Oyster Bay! 279' of waterfront & tidelands w/ your own boat launch & boat house! Gorgeous 9 acre estate boasts a 4761 SF home, a 1068 SF, 3 bed waterfront cottage, & a heated shop! Main Home has 3 beds, 3 baths, hardwood floors, 12 ft ceilings, a great room, a gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, custom cherry cabinets, & triple pane windows throughout. Gorgeous 5 piece master bath w/ glass tile shower. Ultra Private setting w/ stunning views of Totten Inlet & the Olympics!

DUANE Rodgers , Van Dorm Realty Inc.

9.05 ACRES
4761 SQ FT

Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County, Washington

Watch the Eagles soar above Columbia River and enjoy views of the Columbia River & Oregon Hills beyond. Recently completed Eagle Cliff Subdivision 1.49 acre lot is now ready for you to build your custom dream home. Approx. 15 mi. West of Longview Washington. Close enough to all services but far enough from hustle and bustle of the City. Streets are in, lots are cleared, wells are in and Septic approved!

Daniel Webb , Daniel Webb Real Estate

1.50 ACRES
Exceptional Custom Waterfront Home w / Unrivaled Sound and Mountain Views

Tahuya, Mason County, Washington

Custom waterfront home w/Unrivaled Sound & Mountain Views! Across from Alderbrook Resort, gas docks, & 12 steps from the beach . Built w/quality & comfort in mind & features views from most every room. Can't miss Chefs Kitchen, hardwood floors, 10' exposed beam ceiling, hardwood/aluminum windows. Two large decks for outdoor entertaining. Upgrades everywhere-granite counters, wood spiral staircase, solar pv, sound system, 50 yr roof, a/c-heat pump & more. The Perfect home to relax & entertain.

Curt Simmons , Keller Williams Rlty North Sound

0.07 ACRES
2168 SQ FT

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