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.

 

 
$922,000

SOLD

West Beach Extremey rare 100' LOT and house!

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington


Incredibly rare! West facing beach house on 100.4 feet of waterfront. Walk off directly onto sandy beach. Enjoy watching cruise ships to and from Alaska and also great whale watching from large outdoor deck. home has vaulted ceilings, two wood burning fireplaces, sun room and attached garage. Home has been very well kept.

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$699,000

SOLD

Point Roberts On the Beach!

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington


Custom built 2010 to approved Fema requirements- super clean and unbelievable views true waterfront, ownership of tidelands included on a private lane for residents and visitors only. This home is designed to take full advantage of the views, main living area upstairs has a true panoramic from Vancouver to Lummi Isl Downstairs has a complete one bedroom suite with kitchen and bathroom! Really get true feel for the quality and planning taken. Advantage Treatment System/ Septic

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$369,000

SOLD

OVERLOOKS POND AND CRANBERRIES

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
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
22320 SQ FT
 
$899,000

SOLD

Packwood Estate

Randle, Lewis County, Washington


Ideally located for those outdoor enthusiasts, close to White Pass Ski Resort, and situated on the Cowlitz River is this 5-acre private Packwood estate with incredible amenities. This wonderful Northwest Contemporary on a immaculately landscaped 5 acres has 5 bedrooms (or 4 + Den/Office) with 4 bathrooms. This amazing home offers unsurpassed captivating mountain and river views and is just 3 miles from downtown Packwood. The Home This truly unique hideaway offers an expansive master suite with views of Johnson Creek and a 5-piece bath and walk-in closet, a huge recreation room, den/office, a gym, an indoor pool, Two 2-car garages, and a 2 bedroom, 2 bath caretakers cottage. It's custom built with intimate outdoor spaces and over 6000 sqft. It has a gourmet kitchen with custom birds-eye maple cabinets & granite countertops. The Grounds The grounds are beautifully landscaped and include an engineered berm that surrounds the property protecting it from flooding. Location Terrific location just minutes to downtown Packwood, this property is 20 miles from world class winter sports at White Pass Ski Resort. The area offers hiking, hunting, fishing, bird and wildlife watching, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and camping. Rarity The home is situated between Johnson & Hall creeks as they enter into the Cowlitz river. The location and lot size alone make this a rare property. The build quality and design put it on a level all its own. This property is truly unmatched in the current market place.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

5.37 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
6353 SQ FT
 
$1,195,000

SOLD

Henderson Bay Living

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Unique saltwater escape in Gig Harbor. Mediterranean style home with terraces, indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces on over 200 feet of prominent waterfront. Massive views of water, mountains and sunsets. Unique location--ultra quiet even w/a boat launch. 2nd kitchen in lower level--perfect for guest quarters. Main level open areas and an island kitchen overlooking the waterfront. Upstairs master suite w/ sitting area & even its own washer & dryer. Unique waterfront never goes out of style.

Michael Morrison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

0.45 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4060 SQ FT
 
$1,500,000

SOLD

PRIME HOOD CANAL WATERFRONT: Two 5 - Acre Parcels, 436 Ft Low - Bank Frontage, Cabin

Seabeck, Kitsap County, Washington


Serene privacy, unspoiled beaches & glorious sunsets. Nestled on Hood Canal in the shadow of the majestic Olympics Mountains, this is the quintessential beach retreat. An offering of 2 forested parcels totaling 10.99 acres with 436 ft. of low-bank waterfront. A 3 bedroom beach cabin is filled with charm, where times shared form lifelong memories. The beach, the trails, the silence – all perfectly blended by Nature into a tranquil place to savor solitude or share weekends with friends. This is special spot, a rare opportunity.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

10.99 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1346 SQ FT
 
$639,000

SOLD

Spectacular Lakebay Waterfront

Lakebay, Pierce County, Washington


OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, August 20th from 1-4pm Sweeping, spectacular view of the Puget Sound & Olympics. Walk, swim & beachcomb on your own 165' +/- of pebble beach w/deck at the water's edge. Built to take advantage of the view from almost every room. Newer quartz/stainless steel kitchen. Spacious living room w/large picture windows & skylights. Dining area w/water view. Generous master w/private bath, large deck & space for sitting area. Small, cute cabin for the writer, artist...you decide. Large garden area already planted for summer.

Tova Uddenberg , RE/MAX Professionals

6.17 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2923 SQ FT
 
$669,000

SOLD

Exquisite Willapa Bayfront home and tidelands on the Long Beach Peninsula

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington


Willapa Bay, Bayfront, 1950’s farmhouse, stripped to the studs (and a little more), beautifully brought back to life in its Craftsman style! Nestled against the “Sherwood Forest” to the south, and a two acre, forested lot to the north, 525 feet of bay property makes you feel like you are alone on the planet! Step inside this home and soak in the water views to the tip of Long Island and the Willapa Hills beyond. You are greeted with a Great Room floor plan, entertainment friendly kitchen, granite topped island with vegetable sink, Chef’s “Dream Kitchen” sports a “5 Star”, LP gas range, with hood and pot faucet, butcher blocks countertop, “farm-style” kitchen sink and stainless appliances. Warmed by an LP gas fireplace (supplemental heat) and heated Travertine tile floors along with Vertical grain fir, Parquet flooring on the main level. Berber carpets used in the second floor sitting room and Master suite, respectively. Expansive Bayview from the Master suite, private full bath, sitting room and private balcony deck. Downstairs bedroom (with Murphy bed) doubles as a den/office. Thoughtful attention to detail in the classic Craftsman style wood trims with Purple Heart accents throughout. Pella doors and windows throughout. Wrap around deck enjoys striking bay views, EZ care landscaping, mostly fenced side-yard, and irrigation. Shop/studio with many options, has one heated room, all insulated and wired for 220 AMP. Detached 3-bay garage/shop is heated by a woodstove and plumbed for a future bath. Buildings are wired for security system. Boiler room houses the mechanicals and a bonus wine cellar.

Rena Stinner , Lighthouse Realty

7.71 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1862 SQ FT

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