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.


Eagle Fly Way

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

For the connoisseur of life, an ideal home is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Grand. Majestic. Unique. Regionally inspired and thoughtfully placed, with glorious sea and sky scapes over Dalco/The Narrows Passage to snow capped Mt. Rainier, this light and bright quintessential Northwest waterfront home boasts a warm, lofty & well designed open concept w/the emphasis on simplicity, warmth and casual elegance-executed w/great precision and impeccably maintained. Trail to great walking beach. Extraordinary opportunity for a rare blend of privacy and all the fun of Gig Harbor! Definitely Unique. Premier Location This signature property is ideally located in a quiet neighborhood at the edge of Gig Harbor proper overlooking Dalco/The Narrows Passage-North of the head of the spit just outside the approach to the harbor by water. The historic maritime village of Gig Harbor is a picturesque hub of activity along the shoreline of the harbor. Maintaining a small town atmosphere while enjoying an abundance of fine dining, boutiques galleries, noteworthy shops and lodging with more commercial amenities located just up the hill and inland a short distance. A free boat ramp less than 1 mile North provides launches directly into the Harbor. Gig Harbor boast excellent schools, a great library, first class air strip, parks and dog parks, golf and country club, and a well developed sense of community.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.72 ACRES
4567 SQ FT
Low / No Bank 194' of Waterfront

Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington

Low/No Bank 194' of Waterfront with low bulkhead looking out at Canal and Ferry passage. Driveway in place as well as Electricity and water. Rebuild old house or use its foundation for your waterfront dream home.

Balduf Group , John L Scott

0.88 ACRES
Custom Water View Home on Private Half Acre

Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington

First time on the market and a rare opportunity to own your deep-water dock in beautiful Port Ludlow! This custom waterfront home, overlooking Ludlow Bay, is located a a community of fine waterfront homes and great neighbors! Private setting on nearly a half-acre. Double sided dock for 35 -40'boat. Main level living with an open floor plan for a relaxed yet gracious lifestyle. Pamper guests in style with spacious guest rooms. Multiple storage areas, rough plumbed for bar/kitchenette/hobbies.

Karen Best , Coldwell Banker Best Homes

0.50 ACRES
3908 SQ FT
Private Water View Home

Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington

Walk to the community beach from this private, water view home, located near the Hood Canal Bridge. A hardwood entry, tiled floors in the kitchen and peeled posts in the great room give this spacious home a lodge-like feel. The upper level master suite features a large walk-in closet, laundry center and room for an office or a second bedroom. The lower level, with an exterior entrance, is finished and ready for hobbies, recreation or extended living use. Attached shop, hottub, patio & big deck.

Karen Best , Coldwell Banker Best Homes

1.00 ACRES
3850 SQ FT
Spectacular Views from this Custom Waterfront Home

Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington

Amazing Puget Sound views offer a spectacular backdrop for this custom waterfront home set on a private large lot. Enjoy many entertainment options with both formal & informal spaces. Master suite offers an adjoining office, balcony spaces and is separate from guest bedrooms. The 3-bay garage, large enough to for 6 cars, features a service pit with room for a workbench + storage. Lower level is engineered for a swim spa, plumbed and wired for hot tub plus great spaces for hobbies, and more.

Karen Best , Coldwell Banker Best Homes

3.73 ACRES
5208 SQ FT
Amazing Views from this Quality Custom Northwest Home

Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington

Classic, quality custom Northwest home with unobstructed water views of Admiralty Inlet across to Whidbey Island to Mount Baker overlooking three holes of the Port Ludlow Golf Course. Enjoy views from each room with floor to ceiling windows, a custom kitchen and adjoining sun room, a view guest suite and two offices - one that can be an additional bedroom. A luxurious Master Suite with his and her bathrooms. Included is a 2nd lot with the feel of a mini Butchart Garden, all with no grass to mow!

Karen Best , Coldwell Banker Best Homes

0.88 ACRES
3668 SQ FT
WATERFRONT BUILDING LOT~Fox Island WA: 125' Frontage, 1.5 Acres, Joint Use Dock

Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington

Discover unlimited possibilities for crafting your own special waterfront estate in this one-of-a-kind paradise on Fox Island. This exceptional waterfront package includes a level parcel with 125 linear ft. of low-bank frontage, a beautiful beach, and 50% ownership in a joint dock. Miles of views across Hale Passage & the Narrows grace this very private 1.5-acre (approx.) lot site. This tranquil setting comes wrapped in beautiful trees & offers an Out-of-This-World setting for making memories. Property Features 1.5 Acre Low-Bank Waterfront Lot 125 Linear Ft. of Frontage on Hale Passage 50% Ownership in Joint-Use Dock Private, Estate-Style Setting on Fox Island Expansive Narrows & Hale Passage Views Ideal Boating & Sailing Proposed Specification & Agreements Are Available For: • Planned Joint Use Dock • Planned Boundary Line Adjustment • Placement Of Seller’s Home (To Be Constructed) • Joint Use Access Driveway To Properties For Additional Details, Contact Joe Sanchez & Associates of Coldwell Banker Bain, 253-853-2262

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

1.50 ACRES
Windfall Estate in the San Juan Archipelago, Paradise of the Puget Sound

Eastsound, San Juan County, Washington

Located in the San Juan Archipelago, Paradise of the Puget Sound, the Windfall Estate is located on the shores of Waldron Island. This remote island offers simplicity and a low key lifestyle. The historic A-Frame enjoys a private dock and makes weekend getaways a breeze, and also a place to stay while your dream home is built. Over 30 acres of pristine land and Mail Bay waterfront allow you to explore something new everyday. Visit nearby Orcas, Lopez, or San Juan for fine-dining, spas, golf, and shopping. Relax. Home on 8.5 Acres with 1.4 acres of waterfront offered at $850K. Remaining 3 parcels available to purchase separately, or as an estate. Please contact listing agent for details! There is no electrical power on Waldron, but that has not stopped many residents from building beautiful, sustainable, and comfortable homes, outfitted with solar, propane, and many other alternative power sources available today.Waldron is only accessible by private boat and small aircraft.

Teri Williams , TWilliams Realty

8.50 ACRES
1176 SQ FT
The Stone House Estate

North Bend, King County, Washington

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, in the quiet town of North Bend, rests this English inspired Stone House Estate. Perched high above the Snoqualmie River in the shadow of Mt. Si; this home provides all the elements of a modern day fairy tail. Uninterrupted and refined materials are inspired by the native elements which conceptually bring the outdoors in. Built by James Strode and masterfully designed by architect, Robert Edison Swain this whimsical Estate is one of the most unique and beautiful homes in the Pacific Northwest. This elegant Estate is uniquely crafted and carved within 20 acres of wooded landscapes and English inspired gardens, adding a new dimension to luxury and setting an industry standard for craftsmanship.

Bob Perrell , Coldwell Banker Bain

61.00 ACRES
9960 SQ FT
Custom cabin on Case Inlet

Belfair, Mason County, Washington

What this custom cabin lacks in square footage, it more than makes up for in opulence and amenities! Approximately 144' of gorgeous, pebble beach waterfront (loaded with clams and oysters) on the sparkling shores of the North Bay of Case Inlet. Attention to detail is found throughout the studio style cabin. Slab granite counters, custom cabinets, distressed, hardwood floors, open beam, vaulted ceilings, upgraded appliances and so much more!

Rob Drexler Alisha Harrison , John L. Scott - Belfair

0.00 ACRES
384 SQ FT

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