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.

 

 
$7,775,000
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
5 BEDROOMS
4.75 BATHROOMS
9960 SQ FT
 
$399,000
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
- BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
384 SQ FT
 
$258,000
Hood Canal Beach Bungalow

Tahuya, Wa County, Washington


What a find! Fantastic cabin with 100 of no bank waterfront on the pristine shores of beautiful Hood Canal. Shellfish galore! This 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin is move-in ready. New paint, hickory cabinets with granite counter-tops in the kitchen. Large, freestanding wood stove will warm you up on those cold winter days so you can continue to enjoy the fantastic views. Spacious, level area with fire ring and plenty of parking. New, low maintenance metal roof in 2012. Only 1.5 miles of gravel road.

Rob Drexler Alisha Harrison , John L. Scott - Belfair

1.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Hood Canal Waterfront Estate

Belfair, Mason County, Washington


Come live where others play! Here is your chance to own a custom, waterfront estate property on the pristine shores of Hood Canal. Offering over 100' of shoreline - loaded with shellfish, a large dock with moorage for multiple boats, and a total of over 4.5 acres with gated entry, 2 separate homes on 2 separate tax parcels. The main home showcases 180 degree views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains through over sized windows in practically every room. Built for entertaining, the large, open concept floor plan includes dramatically vaulted ceilings throughout the huge living room that opens to the dining area, complete with a built-in wet bar, and a library nook. The cook's dream kitchen provides cabinets and work space galore along with top of the line, matching appliances throughout. The spacious master suite is luxurious, complete with a wood burning fireplace, private door to back patio, ample closets and spa-like private bath. The split bedroom floor plan places the additional bedrooms at the opposite end of the home, ensuring privacy to all parties! One bedroom has a private door to the back patio, and enjoys the marine and mountain views, the second is equipped with custom built in bunk beds (which are easily removed if desired) creating a fun, sleeping room for 4. Additional amenities of the main home include a large laundry room, tons of storage, an attached, 2 car, finished garage, separate boat/water toy garage, outdoor shower, and so, so much more. The 1150 sq.ft., newly refinished guest house is perched above a fully finished, 3 car garage with workshop. Offering 2 bedrooms and a full bath, an open concept floor plan with kitchen that opens to the vaulted great room featuring cozy, wood burning fireplace and deck that enjoys filtered views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. A fully fenced, level yard encircles the guest house, offering plenty of room to park and safely play.

Rob Drexler Alisha Harrison , John L. Scott - Belfair

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2992 SQ FT
 
$375,000
Willapa River Frontage......

Raymond, Pacific County, Washington


Built for a Lumber Mill owner, this 5 bedroom 4 bath home offers true craftsmanship through out. Amazing detail to the woodwork. You will wander into the dining room and living room areas were you will find 8ft wainscoting topped by a plate rail and a tiled fireplace surrounded by built in glass bookcases and amazingly refinished straight grain fir flooring. The 2cnd floor offers a large master suite w/ fireplace and dressing room. A patio that offers a breathtaking view of the Willapa River.

Heidi Keller , Harbor Realty, LLC

4.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4752 SQ FT
 
$324,500

SOLD

Fully Furnished Ocean Front Condo

Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington


Enjoy ocean views from every room in this spacious third story ocean-front corner unit #301 at Ocean View Estates in Ocean Shores, WA. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is being sold turn-key, ready to enjoy life at the beach. Quality, tasteful beach decor; kitchen accessories, bathroom & bedroom linens, stainless appliances, granite countertops and like-new leather furniture. Building provides secure-entry, 1st floor garage, storage & elevator. The views alone will sell this unit quick! NWMLS #1425899

Addie Wenger , Windermere Real Estate Ocean Shores

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1119 SQ FT
 
$1,510,000

SOLD

NEW LISTING: Fully - Remodeled Puget Waterfront Home, 100 Ft. Low - Bank Frontage

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Imagine Extraordinary... This renovated gem stirs the imagination, using hand-selected materials, colors & design elements to bring the essence of its waterfront setting indoors. The result is phenomenal – a chic, 1-of-a-kind home with a beachy feel, re-designed with open spaces, a stylish chef’s kitchen, quiet master & a bonus suite. Mt Rainier graces views of boats & seals passing just beyond the yard & beach. From your mooring buoy, Puget Sound is yours to explore. Here, Imagination meets Extraordinary.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.72 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
2.25 BATHROOMS
2434 SQ FT
 
$479,000

SOLD

STUNNING OCEAN VIEW

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington


The views are stunning + the location is unbeatable + recent rehab = the town home you will want to make yours. Check your list of wants. Front row to the Kite Festival, the Boardwalk and the Discovery Trail. Includes hardwoods, granite, stainless, 2 fireplaces, 2 en suite rooms, deck, low HOA, newer roof and siding. Truly beautiful inside and out!

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$424,900

SOLD

5 acres and private lake

Yelm, Thurston County, Washington


Live on your own Lake. Amazing upgrades on this newly remodeled jetted soaking tub 2 bath rambler, Fantastic country kitchen with granite counters, farm sink, wine fridge and stainless appliances. Huge master suite with walk in closet, the master bath has custom heated tile flooring and heated bench seat with full shower panel with rainfall shower, body spray and a jetted soaking tub. there are 2 big decks that overlook your own 5 acres and private lake full of fish. Come see this relaxing paradise.

Mark (DOOGER) Welsh , Better Properties N. Proctor

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2017 SQ FT
 
$1,180,000

SOLD

FANTASTIC VIEWS! Luxury Wheelchair - Accessible View Home in Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Silhouettes of ferries glide quietly on Puget Sound, shrouded in a billowing veil of mist. As the fog dissolves, massive Mt. Rainier anchors a vast panorama. More than a home, this is a better view of life. Unimpeded views, high ceilings & wood floors. Open in design, superb in finishes & warm in appeal. A lifestyle design with chef’s kitchen, master on main, office, wheelchair access & each bedroom with a bathroom. A deck & patio for views, a community beach park for the water. It is all here, in a location close to town that lets you live miles away from ordinary.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.55 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3993 SQ FT

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