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.


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
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
2992 SQ FT
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
4752 SQ FT


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
3993 SQ FT



Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington

BREATHTAKING..OVER THE TOP VIEWS from this spectacular Mt. Dallas custom home on San Juan Island, Washington, perched at 832'. This single level home boasts a chef’s dream kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with private baths in each bedroom. The grand entry has vaulted ceilings and your gaze is drawn to the french doors that open out to a 2144' wrap around deck with fabulous views from every room. Other features include: 3 car attached garage, 2 car detached garage w/option above for apt/studio/gym or your choice, radiant heat throughout and forced air A/C, on demand hot water heater, wired for generator, security system, 20 GPM well, fabulous landscaping & hi speed internet. Remote, Private, Peaceful.

John Lackey & Gina Borges , Windermere San Juan Islands

10.00 ACRES
3293 SQ FT


GLORIOUS VIEWS: Mid - Century Modern View Home With Beach Access in Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

An ever-changing tableau of NW splendor adorns this architecturally designed mid-century modern home. Awe-inspiring 180-degree views sweep across Henderson Bay, extending to the horizon where Mt. Rainier graces the sunrise. Below vaulted cedar ceilings, sunbeams dance on wood floors & revel in the uncomplicated character that defines the home. This rare gem has a comfortable open flow, covered deck, beautiful gardens, a community beach plus magnificent views. If you seek value, views & charm—this is the place for you.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.78 ACRES
2409 SQ FT


An Idyllic Spot To Call Home ~ 3 BR With Master On Main, Wheelchair Accessible

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Ever-evolving views form the backdrop for daily life in this idyllic setting. This tastefully updated home is ideal for various lifestyle needs, offering stair-free wheelchair access plus a main floor master suite with a walk-in shower. Hardwood floors & big windows accent the hint of mid-century modern found throughout the formal spaces, stylish kitchen & comfy living areas. Enjoy an outdoor oasis with a huge yard, room to garden, garage, shop, greenhouse, covered patio, glorious views, plus a community beach & boat launch. This is an idyllic spot to call home!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.63 ACRES
2891 SQ FT


PUGET SOUND VIEWS: Gig Harbor WA View Home With Carriage House Studio

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Discover a home where traditional style & a refreshing modern flair merge with superb results. Tranquil views fill formal rooms & open social spaces, bathing it all in radiant hues & light. The striking kitchen & family room adjoin a sunroom, your front row seat to savor magical sunsets. A serene master suite, hardwood floors, quartz counters, office, bedrooms with sitting rooms, carriage house studio, spacious decks, fenced yard & play area – splendid spaces for any lifestyle. Come home, relax & embrace the tranquility.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.67 ACRES
3090 SQ FT


Sparkling Marine Views from Runway Home on Blakely Island in San Juan Islands

Blakely Island, San Juan County, Washington

Enjoy the sparkling marine view & all runway activity from this contemporary 2-bedroom westerly facing runway home with nearby beach access. Pilots tie down your plane in the grass area between the home and private paved lighted runway. The main deck, living room, dining area, and kitchen all have great marine and runway views. The floors, walls & kitchen counters are unfinished. Choose your wall finishes & countertops. Boxes of Hardwood flooring are stored in 1200+sqft. shop with 3/4 bath. Most furniture included. Backs up to 200' deep greenbelt. Off-site Airplane Hangar available for $75,000 at the time of purchase of this home. Owners in San Juan Aviation Estates have perpetual easement rights to use the back roads and two 70 acre freshwater lakes, offering swimming, boating, and fishing, located in 3000+/- acres of protected forestland on this 4300 acre private island. Blakely is the largest of the non-ferry served islands in the San Juan Islands. Water and air taxi service from the mainland.

Judy Tompkins , Flying Island Realty

0.46 ACRES
1284 SQ FT



Seaview, Pacific County, Washington

2.78 Acres overlooking a pond and cranberries. This very quiet setting is beautiful for this lovely home. Three shops give you room to hobby or work on projects galore! 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, second floor family room. Shops are 30x48, 24x28 and 12x20. Drive slowly to the home on the end of the lane. Must be accompanied by broker.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

2.78 ACRES
22320 SQ FT

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