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.

 

 
$499,900
Gorgeous, contemporay lakefront beach house!

Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington


Modern 4 bedroom 3 bath home on duck lake. Sit back and enjoy the amazing lake and sunset views, expansive ceilings, huge great room, gourmet kitchen. This ultra contemporary home features hydronic underfloor heat, quartz counter tops and great attention to detail. The home has been wired in the latest technology cabling, The property has been fully fenced to ensure privacy. Driveway is fully paved and there is a dock for your boat, fishing, or just kick back and enjoy the lake

Marjorie Whitney-Bean , Windermere Real Estate Ocean Shores

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
2152 SQ FT
 
$790,000
Custom Home With Expansive Views on 9+ Acres

Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington


The sweeping views of the valley, pasture land, the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Mount Baker, Victoria B.C. from this mountain top home are simply stunning. This property is surrounded by DNR and within just a few minutes from a myriad of recreational areas i.e. Olympic Mountains, Crescent Beach, Sol Duc Falls, and Salt Water Creek. Freshwater Bay boat launch is a 10 minute drive. This property sits amongst vast beauty in a peaceful tranquil setting. There are various fruit trees on the property- 4 apple, 1 peach, 1 plum, and 1 cherry. The property is complete with a 1000 gallon underground propane tank, an installed back-up propane generator, and a 1,000 gallon water storage reservoir.

Lynn Moreno , Olympic Real Estate Group

9.77 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
4695 SQ FT
 
$1,925,000
Point Fosdick Luxury Waterfront Home on Puget Sound in Gig Harbor WA

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington


Celebrate life in a Point Fosdick waterfront home that showcases tranquil Pacific NW views within its beautiful spaces. An extraordinary use of windows, ceiling height, architectural detail & high-end finishes enhance its soft New England feel. Space & separation for any need, with a chef’s kitchen, elegant master, dining room, big bedrooms with baths, office & sunroom. Resort-style fun waits with a game room, gym, hot tub & covered decks. Beyond the fenced yard, a trail to 100 feet of beach. The life you imagine is waiting here.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.94 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
7004 SQ FT
 
$1,149,000
Spectacular in every way!

Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington


This custom waterfront home was designed to take advantage of the sweeping views and provide gracious living with easy beach access. Enjoy all seasons of your life in this home with main level living as well as a fully contained mid level complete with a full kitchen for guests and/or future help. The walk-out basement offers more living potential and storage plus a shop with space for a wine cellar. Close to the marina, stores, trails. Life here is a dream come true!

Karen Best , Coldwell Banker Best Homes

0.33 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
6.5 BATHROOMS
7106 SQ FT
 
$950,000
125' of No Bank Pebble Beach Waterfront w/ Boat Ramp!

Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington


Come enjoy the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of! 125’ of pristine no-bank pebble beach waterfront, with premium southwestern exposure providing year-round sunshine. Whether your preference is kayaks, paddle boards, or boating, this quiet bay is the ideal spot. Launch from your private ramp shared only with one neighbor, moor at your own buoy, boat around the Point to enjoy crabbing & shrimping, or tool over to the marina or Seattle for a leisurely afternoon. This stunning home is at the end of coveted Marine Drive, completely tucked away and private yet minutes from the ferry and the rest of town. Enjoy the sunset over the water every evening from the expansive decks. Every room in this ~3000sf home takes advantage of the stunning view of the bay, including the open and welcoming living areas with hardwood floors, and the gourmet kitchen with granite counters and Viking appliances. A large bedroom and den are upstairs, along with the master suite that gives a whole new meaning to that word, complete with its own exercise room/office, multiple walk-in closets, a sauna, and private balcony. Topped off with a spacious 3-car garage and basement storage area, this stunning home is sure to satisfy.

Dennis Balduf , The Balduf Group; John L Scott RE

0.39 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3457 SQ FT
 
$550,000
Picture yourself here...The Scotia Lodge has it all

Newport, Pend Oreille County, Washington


Picture yourself here... with a fly rod in your hand, or just spending a quiet time on the deck (maybe the spa) watching the wildlife scenes beside the 500+ feet of Little Spokane River Waterfront or in the meadow? The Spacious 5300 square foot home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, has two amazing master suites, one on the main floor and one on the upper level. Enjoy the dramatic view of the river valley from the charming bunkhouse on the bench above the home. The Scotia Lodge has it all, See it today!

Brian Monk , Citibrokers LLC

32.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5370 SQ FT
 
$1,450,000
PENTHOUSE CONDO: 1 - Level Luxury Condo On The Point Ruston Waterfront

Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington


Breathtaking Puget Sound views greet you in this rare penthouse condo. Medleys of color, light & tranquility flow freely within its open design, crafting an idyllic setting for jovial parties or relaxed solitude. Luxury 1-level living is paired with comfort & quality, offering elevator access, a view master, spa bath, chef’s kitchen & condo lounge. Your front-row seat to watch boats, fireworks & people waits on the deck. Come home to quiet privacy & embrace the vibrant energy of Point Ruston. Superb!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2216 SQ FT
 
$2,400,000
Endlessly Stunning Puget Sound and Mt. Rainer Views

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington


Stunning & Endless Puget Sound & Mt. Rainier Views are had from every inch of this 4.2 acres of waterfront! Well appointed 5 bed, 4.5 bath home w/ 5228 SF & 2 car garage. . Huge 3 bay shop w/ bonus room & space for 10 vehicles. Over 400' of Saltwater frontage, your own private boat launch, & floating dock makes this the perfect place for any kind of water adventure! Sale includes a second 1.8 acre waterfront parcel. Amazing Johnson Point location makes accessing Seattle by Land or Sea a breeze!

DUANE Rodgers , Van Dorm Realty Inc.

3.80 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
5228 SQ FT
 
$889,000
LAKEFRONT OASIS ~ Home With Dock on Lake Meridian, 1.24 Acre, 130 Ft. Frontage

Kent, King County, Washington


Imagine a peaceful duet of birdsongs & laughter. A spot where sweet summer sounds fill a magical lakeside setting. This Lake Meridian gem is the place, 1.24 acres with 130 ft of frontage, a dock, a 1-level home, garage with shop space & two RV/boat carports. Here, it is all about the lake, a rare urban treasure where motorized boating is allowed. The 3 bedroom home has character, vintage appeal, a big deck, huge yard & unlimited potential. It’s about the lake – a rare oasis that is in town, away from it all & waiting just for you.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

1.24 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
2020 SQ FT
 
$1,550,000
THE PEAK OF PERFECTION ~ Luxury Home With Unobstructed Puget Sound Views

Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington


A serene Fox Island summit is the easel cradling this ageless masterpiece, a Tuscan-inspired home filled with unrivaled views. Awake to vibrant sunrises; savor aperitivo on the veranda & watch in awe as firestorms of color bid “arrivederci” to each day. Adorned with miles of unobstructed views sweeping across Puget Sound, this gem boasts an old-world appeal, superb finishes, gourmet kitchen, & master on main floor. Lower level offers 3 BRs, rec room plus movie room. Inside & out, this is life at the peak of perfection.

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

1.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5462 SQ FT

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