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.


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
2434 SQ FT
San Juans Stunning View Home!

Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington

This low-bank waterfront 4 bedroom and 4-bathroom luxury property is an epic retreat year-round. 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, BC, the property is beyond description.With expansive views of Mount Baker, the U.S. San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands, to the east, south and west, this property’s oceanfront southern exposure is jaw dropping. Kick up your feet, or walk the beach 20 yards away, and be amazed by all the surrounding ocean wildlife (whale pods, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles).

Chris Hughes , ReMax Whatcom County, Inc.

0.22 ACRES
2701 SQ FT

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
2000 SQ FT

Ocean Park, Pacific County, Washington

Exceptional inside and out with views from all major rooms. Complete remodel in 2008 and more done just last year. 50-year roof, new exterior paint and Trex patio. Inside they have done flooring and quartz kitchen counter tops, 2 large suites and vaulted wood ceilings. Outside you will find stone walkways with a fenced yard and garden area. 2nd lot has a full 572 sq. ft. insulated shop. Comes with your very own fishing platform.

Leslie Brophy , Pacific Realty

0.44 ACRES
2066 SQ FT
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
2017 SQ FT

Long Beach, Pacific County, Washington

Gorgeous Ocean Front Luxury Living awaits you on the Long Beach Peninsula where West Coast History was incorporated into the construction using reclaimed wood, posts and trusses from the old Bumblebee Shipyard in Astoria, OR. A huge wall of west windows give forever views of the Pacific Ocean from the Great Room and Kitchen. The 2 story Rock Fireplace anchors the expansive living area. The Gourmet Kitchen features a gas range and butler's pantry. Ocean view deck features a shower and an outdoor saline hot tub. The main level Master Suite provides stunning Ocean Views and features an ensuite bath with claw foot tub, and multi head shower along with a huge walk in closet. You will also love the private access to the Sunroom and West Deck from your Suite.

Joni Pitts , Anchor Realty

5.00 ACRES
4506 SQ FT
Affordable low bank waterfront living on Liberty Bay!

Poulsbo, Kitsap County, Washington

Updated Liberty Bay Estates condo features an awesome view, 2 sliders, patio and is just steps from the water to launch your canoe or kayak. Beautiful peaceful setting yet great proximity to high speed Kingston & Bainbridge ferries & with in minutes of quaint downtown Poulsbo restaurants and shopping. Complex includes clubhouse, pool and common area. Next to city beach trail too! Take advantage of this great opportunity today!

Dan and Kelly Marks , John L. Scott

0.00 ACRES
888 SQ FT
Fantastic waterfront opportunity with western exposure & miles of walkable beach

Belfair, Mason County, Washington

This 157' low bank Case Inlet waterfront sits in a beautiful setting & offers a large full length entertaining deck, RV/Boat parking & fire pit. Located in the desired Victor Community - just outside Gig Harbor & only 40 min to Southworth ferry & an hour from SeaTac. See it soon!

Dan and Kelly Marks , John L. Scott

1.46 ACRES
3329 SQ FT
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
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
3588 SQ FT

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