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.


Columbia River Waterfront Beauty

Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington

Watch the ships go by from this beautiful custom built waterfront home on the Columbia River. Designed for entertaining with open great room, entertainers kitchen, grand master suite, family room with wet bar and more!Relax in the swim spa and hot tub on the wind protected deck. Over 2000 sq. ft. of garage/rec space and elevator for access to all!

Susan Lantz , Windermere Real Estate/Kelso/Longview

0.66 ACRES
3591 SQ FT
Customized Waterfront Home

Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington

Rare opportunity to own a fabulous waterfront home customized to your tastes; Includes Granite, Hardwood floors, high end finishes! Evenings on the deck overlooking Bainbridge Island & Port Orchard Narrows as Mt Rainer glows in the sunset.. Mornings taking in a glorious sunrise as you prepare for the day.. This is the life you've been dreaming of & working hard for. Central location, quiet dead-end street, yet minutes to the Seattle Ferry, Silverdale, Brownsville Marina & more. Stop dreaming and start planning!

Balduf Group , John L Scott

0.71 ACRES
3508 SQ FT
Luxury Waterfront Stunning Views Custom Designed

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington

Absolutely stunning custom Maurice Pez design right on the ocean looking due West! Perched on an extra wide waterfront lot the views from every room, must be seen to be truly appreciated. No expense spared from the foundation to the metal roof (and the elevator) this house will not disappoint even the most discerning buyer. Please call to schedule your private showing at your convenience. 100'+ Water Front!!!

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

0.00 ACRES
2975 SQ FT
Wonderful, private feel, with views of the marina and bay

Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington

House beautiful! This newly updated home creates a feeling of joy and peace. The sweeping views of lush green space with filtered water views are stunning and private. Main level living with updates throughout including new paint, new lighting and a new kitchen that offers all new appliances with double ovens. Efficient, open floor plan. Near everything that makes Port Ludlow so special; walking trails, golf, boating, tennis, and the community center. Yard maintenance is included in HOA dues

Karen Best , Coldwell Banker Best Homes

0.14 ACRES
2269 SQ FT
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ~ 2.39 Acre Parcel in Victor / Belfair Near Gig Harbor WA

Belfair, Mason County, Washington

trees at an affordable price? Look no further! This 2.39-acre building site is situated just off SR 302 and E Victor Road and should give some beautiful western exposure water views for the discerning buyer. A drilled well is on site and electricity is in the street. Bring your building plans and dreams!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

2.39 ACRES
Custom waterfront home overlooking Gig Harbor Bay

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

One of a kind unique design newer construction home with impeccable finishing and detail. Main floor provides great room concept living with open and flowing floor plan. The kitchen overlooks a great room, dining and living area, in turn that all flow onto an outdoor deck through a wall of glass. The master bedroom and an a second Jr. Suite all are located on the main floor, both with access to outdoor living spaces. Discerning choices of tile and materials deliver the ultimate experience every day. The master provides soaring and beamed ceilings, custom built ins and tiled gas fireplace. The Jr. Suite provides a custom tiled en suite bath, and French doors to a deck and soothing water feature. Lower Level The lower level feels like a true get away home. Complete with stone flooring and open concept kitchen and second family room. The folding glass wall adds additional entertaining areas, perfect for year round use with over head heaters. Also in the lower level you will find two more bedrooms an even a flex media room that doubles as a "bunk" room. The lower level is perfect kayak storage, wine room and clean and tidy mechanical rooms. The storage room area opens to a convenient outdoor wash and shower area. The Dock The dock is a newer dock by Marine Floats, a leader in area dock construction. Deep water moorage allows for docking a large about 60-70' boat. The harbor gives you the benefit of deep water moorage and in just seconds you are out on the Puget Sound.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.86 ACRES
5262 SQ FT
Live At Eagle Mountain

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington

Perched atop Eagle Mountain with 180 degree views of Eld Inlet, majestic Mount Rainier, and the Olympic Mountain range you'll find 6700 sq ft of Mediterranean Style grandeur. Situated on over 7 private acres with 4 bedrooms, 4.25 baths, 4 fireplaces and incredible views from every room all within minutes of JBLM and I-5.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

6.43 ACRES
6731 SQ FT
Rare waterfront equestrian estate on 5+ acres

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Rare waterfront equestrian estate on 5+ acres with 316' low bank waterfront overlooking Raft Island. Incredible opportunity to own this Equestrian Waterfront Estate, 5.7 acres on 316' of low bank waterfront. Home is 6000+ sq ft w/main level master, fireplace, jetted tub, walk-in closet & deck access. 2 story living area with wall of windows. Eat-in kitchen boasts high end appliances, walk-in pantry & french doors to deck. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths up & bonus room. Lower level has office, billiards room, wet bar with wine cooler, sauna & tons of storage. Private. Gated. Brand New deep water dock has 4 ft of water at -3 tide. Fenced pasture & 4 stall barn.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

5.70 ACRES
6023 SQ FT
Incredible views, location and Old World Charm

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

Incredible views, location and Old World Charm. Sweeping Sound views & location are key to this classic brick home w/oversized living areas, granite kit, stainless steel appliances & breakfast bar. Grand entry, hardwood floors, original trim work, bay windows & high ceilings add old world charm. Upper level Master w/ensuite & walk-in w/built-ins, 2 add'l bedrooms & 2nd full bath, huge viewing deck maximizes Sound views. Finished basement w/bonus room & fireplace, huge utility room & add'l storage. Private fenced yard. Enjoy Annie Wright District, Old Town & Ruston Waterfront lifestyle.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.32 ACRES
3864 SQ FT
Unique Saltwater Home with Plenty of Room

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Unique Saltwater Home with Plenty of Room A terrific saltwater home that delivers a wonderful place for you to create some everlasting memories. A meandering treed drive leads to you an unmatched home with unsurpassed views along its shoreline. A newer and private dock accomodates about a 50' yacht. The pilings are about 150' out from the bulk head and allow for a low rise steel ramp to the floating dock. The floats of the dock itself are designed to never sit directly on the bottom. The approximate 115' of waterfront is in the protected waters of Wollochet Bay. This part of the bay is ideal since it is extremely wide, provides protected moorage, and provides water even in at some of the lowest tides of the year. The waterfront provides the home with incredible views. Sights of the most unique yachts coming and going from the club, the wildlife and changes of the weather all work together to make the waterfront your entertainment. This property is ideally located within minutes to Highway 16 and the historic waterfront of Gig Harbor. Also nearby you fill find easy access to all the ammenities for shopping and dining at Gig Harbor North and the Gig Harbor Uptown retail centers. Also in close proximity are the golf course of Canterwood and Chambers Bay along with the Narrows Airport for landing private aircraft

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.62 ACRES
4562 SQ FT

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