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.

 

 
$60,000
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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$3,675,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5262 SQ FT
 
$1,395,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
6731 SQ FT
 
$2,985,000
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
5 BEDROOMS
4.75 BATHROOMS
6023 SQ FT
 
$1,050,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3864 SQ FT
 
$2,367,651
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
5 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
4562 SQ FT
 
$2,195,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
4.25 BATHROOMS
4567 SQ FT
 
$2,300,000
The Willcox House ~ 9.19 Acres Waterfront Estate on Hood Canal Near Seattle

Seabeck, Kitsap County, Washington


Nestled in forested privacy, this Hood Canal waterfront estate boasts breathtaking views and unmatched serenity. Modern yet traditional, it is a signature work of architect Lionel Pries. Handcrafted quality brings the old-world charm of a fine European manor to this home on 9.19 acres of prime waterfront. This unique property is a rare find that boasts 500 feet of beach, a 300-foot deep-water dock, a 3-bedroom gatehouse plus a chauffeur’s apartment and guest cottage. It offers a serene waterfront retreat that is easily accessible to both the Seattle & Tacoma metro areas.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

8.49 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
6.5 BATHROOMS
7560 SQ FT
 
$785,000
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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$850,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1176 SQ FT

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