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.

 

 
$275,000
Beautiful San Juan Island View Building Lot

Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington


Build the house of your dreams on this level view lot overlooking the San Juan & Gulf Islands. If gorgeous sunsets, evening strolls on the beach, the overwhelming sound of "Quiet" & the joy of clean fresh air are what you are hoping to find, then look no further than 2931 Leeward Way. The lot is 13,000+ sq ft & has about 83' of high bank waterfront. The community maintains a walkway to the Beach for your evening strolls or agate searches. Text 2931 to 360 319 3267 for complete listing package

rich johnson , The Muljat Group

0.30 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$2,150,000
Lake Shore Living at It's BEST

Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington


Live your dream with 132' of Lake Whatcom west-facing waterfront property. Savor the quiet mornings on your enormous deck; stunning sunsets and starry nights on your secluded beach. Dock your boat and make that tough decision: lake or hot tub? Delight in your friends' enjoyment of the lakeside guest house. Artfully landscaped fenced yard and a gazebo give privacy to remodeled 4 BR+office main house. Sport court, 3 car garage, and abundant storage allow for all of your toys. Welcome to Paradise!

rich johnson , The Muljat Group

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3588 SQ FT
 
$850,000
Saltwater Wonderland

Lummi Island, Whatcom County, Washington


Peace, quiet, total seclusion & an expansive view of water & mountains could be yours in this unique home & property. This custom designed & built home overlooks a private cove, Haro Strait, Mt Baker & Twin Sisters. The floor plan is open, airy, well lit & inviting with expansive windows keeping you in touch with the beauty around you. A private path provides access to either the beach of Sun-Rise Cove with your boat anchored in front or up secret trails to explore. This is a dream come true

rich johnson , The Muljat Group

4.37 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
2880 SQ FT
 
$498,500
Indoor pool with 75 feet of Lake Front stunning 2,700 Square Foot home.

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington


Indoor pool. All bedrooms on main floor. Large family room. Lot is 23,518 square feet with 75 feet of waterfront on Carp Lake.

Dave Reames , Reames Realty and Property Management, Inc

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2704 SQ FT
 
$3,995,000
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT ESTATE ON SAN JUAN ISLAND

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


Welcome home to the beautiful San Juan Island where your water front home and guest house are located in sought after Roche Harbor, an internationally known destination Marina & Resort. The Craftsman style custom home was designed by David Kinderfather and built by Lowe Construction, boasting unparalleled quality and meticulous attention to detail. The main house provides ambiance of relaxed elegance and is 4,166 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The guest house is a warm and welcoming 1,026 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom. As you enjoy the private 1.41 acre you are sure to revel in the 196 ft of waterfront property and expansive views of the ocean along with dramatic sunsets.

Gina Borges , Keller Williams

1.41 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4166 SQ FT
 
$300,000
WATERFRONT LOTS ~ 3 Parcels Sold Together, 1.286 Acre Total, 330 Ft. Frontage

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Opportunity beckons in this vacant waterfront land. Open views across 330 ft of waterfront add a serene feel to this 1.286-acre setting on Burley Lagoon. An estate sale offering, it includes 3 adjoining parcels sold together. Power & water are available at the street & an easement is in place for a drain field on a neighboring property. The location is conveniently located near Gig Harbor North & St. Anthony’s Hospital. With easy freeway access to the Seattle / Tacoma metro areas, it allows the option of full-time or seasonal living.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain

1.29 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$3,995,000
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT ESTATE & GUEST HOUSE IN ROCHE HARBOR ON SAN JUAN ISLAND

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


Welcome home to the beautiful San Juan Island where your waterfront home and guest house are located in sought after Roche Harbor, an internationally known destination Marina & Resort. The Craftsman style custom home was designed by David Kinderfather and built by Lowe Construction, boasting unparalleled quality and meticulous attention to detail. The main house provides ambiance of relaxed elegance and is 4,166 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The guest house is a warm and welcoming 1,026 square feet with 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom. As you enjoy the private 1.41 acre you are sure to revel in the 196 ft of waterfront property and expansive views of the ocean along with dramatic sunsets.

John Lackey & Gina Borges , Windermere San Juan Islands

1.41 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4166 SQ FT
 
$1,995,000
SAN JUAN ISLAND SPECTACULAR CUSTOM HOME WITH OVER THE TOP VIEWS

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
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3293 SQ FT
 
$1,995,000
SAN JUAN ISLAND SPECTACULAR CUSTOM HOME WITH OVER THE TOP VIEWS

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.

Gina Borges , Keller Williams

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3293 SQ FT
 
$550,000
Columbia River access from private dock

Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington


Fantastic opportunity to own this 15+ acre private peninsula, with direct access to the Columbia River. This well cared for property includes a 1777 SF one level home, 2448 SF 6-bay garage/shop w/rec space, floating guest house, covered "Cantina" for outdoor entertaining and jet ski docks! Relax on the expansive dock, or jump into your boat or kayaks for hours of fun and fishing! Easy access to I-5, suitable for primary residence or second home!

Deanne Minkoff , Windermere Kelso/Longview

15.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1777 SQ FT

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