About Washington

img Often referred to by its full title, Washington State, to distinguish it from, Washington D.C. 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 Plateu 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 Metrolpolitan 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.

Western Washington is known for its mild climate, considerable fog, frequent cloud cover and long-lasting drizzles in the winter, and sunny and dry summers. The western side of the Olympic Peninsula receives as much as 160 inches (4,100 mm) of precipitation annually, making it the wettest area of the 48 conterminous states. 

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The state's nickname "Evergreen" was proposed in 1890 by Charles T. Conover of Seattle, Washington. 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 has over 1,000 dams, built for a variety of purposes including irrigation, power, flood control, and water storage

 
  Washington in Numbers:
img Horse Population: Over 155,000 horses  
img Population: 6,724,540
img Land area: 71,300 sq. miles
img Capital: Olympia
img Counties: 39
img Highest Point : Mount Rainier 14,411 feet
img Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean
img Geographic Center : In Chelan Co., 10 mi. WSW of Wenatchee
img 10 largest Cities :
 
 
  • Seattle: 608,660
  • Spokane: 208,916
  • Tacoma: 198,397
  • Vancouver: 161,791
  • Bellevue: 122,363
 
  • Everett: 103,019
  • Kent: 92,411
  • Yakima: 91,067
  • Renton: 90,927
  • Spokane Valley: 89,755
 
 
$775,000
Equestrian Facility In the Foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Monroe WA

Monroe, Snohomish County, Washington


Almost 5-acre Equestrian facility in the idyllic Monroe countryside in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain Range. There is a gated driveway, and all this backs up to a 400 plus acres of forestry! It is quiet and picturesque with endless possibilities.

Theresa Tuengel CRS,ABR,GRI , Windermere Real Estate/HKW, Inc

5.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2992 SQ FT
 
$359,000
Eastern Washington Ranchette

Newport, Pend Oreille County, Washington


Great ranchette sitting on 18.7 fenced acres with beautiful territorial views. Property close to 5 lakes and the Pend Oreille River. Charming 2 bed 2 bath manufactured home with cathedral ceiling. Home has newer vinyl windows (transferable lifetime warranty), newer vinyl siding (transferable lifetime warranty), newer heat pump/AC. Property can be subdivided if desired or 2nd home can be added. Out buildings include 2 car garage with workshop, 5 stall horse barn with arena and corral, 6 stall machinery shed and smaller storage shed. Corrals and hotwalker. All wire fencing is barbless. Garden tractor/mower, tiller, and generator go with property. High speed fiber optic internet at property. Short commute to Spokane via Hwy 2.

Robert McClintock , Keller Williams Realty Colville

18.70 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1232 SQ FT
 
$1,497,000
SPECTACULAR HORSE PROPERTY ON SAN JUAN ISLAND, WA

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


Imagine living on the world renowned San Juan Island, Washington on your horse ranch where you can saddle up your horse, walk through your private gate to 24 miles of riding trails and preserve. This remarkable and unique 41.5 acre horse ranch and charming log cabin home is nestled on a very private property with a profitable boarding business with Ag zoning. The 41.5 acres is divided into 4 parcels so you have options with the property. Enjoy the serenity of the private ranch and watch the horses run free and enjoy the island life in a natural environment. This one-of-a-kind horse ranch is a dream come true! The property has an arena, pond, room for a garden, tack room, and is partly forested. With views of the valley and vast amounts of trail riding, you will not find a more unique and serene place on San Juan Island to live and ride your horses, it is a true retreat! Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to live on a horse ranch on beautiful San Juan Island where you can walk out your front door, saddle up your horse and be walking on a nature trail in a matter of minutes.

Gina Borges , Windermere SJI

41.50 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1140 SQ FT
 
$459,000
Terrific Ranch property with Mount Rainier view in Randle, Washington

Randle, Lewis County, Washington


This nicely maintained home has beautiful pasture land. Zoned agricultural. Currently used for grazing and hay production. Barn, garage/shop. machine shed. Fenced, cross fenced. Beautiful views of Cascade Range and Mount Rainier. Surrounded by year round recreational opportunities at nearby White Pass, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Just minutes from Randle clinic, stores, schools, library, restaurants. Please visit our website at https://www.mountainvalleyre.com for more information and photos.

Maree Lerchen , Mountain Valley Real Estate

53.50 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1152 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Quintessential Equestrian Farm with Olympic Arena

Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington


Quintessential equestrian farm. Unparalleled artistry in design & attention to detail. Farm of the Year. Lighted Olympic dressage arena w/heated judge stand, rubber footing & Bose sound. 3 loafing sheds w/power&water. 5 pastures. 4 stall barn w/ambulatory stall; infrared drying; tack room, hot/cold wash area; CC video; 15 ton hay loft; working cupola. Falconry mews. Shop. RV hook-ups. Equipment included. Riding trail. Salmon-bearing creek. WITHIN 20 MINS OF NARROWS BRIDGE & SOUTHWORTH FERRY TO SEATTLE. Turn-key for the discerning equestrian.

Richard Kemp , Coldwell Banker Bain

14.20 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.25 BATHROOMS
1965 SQ FT
 
$2,200,000
Woodway MidCentury Home with Equestrian Pasture.

Woodway, Snohomish County, Washington


Iconic Midcentury Rancher in exclusive Woodway Park Community. Sliding glass doors open the living space, w/it's high ceilings, clerestory windows, & beautiful wood floors. Built in 1963 & set on a 2.79 acre parcel, providing unique privacy & endless possibilities. The 3308 sq-ft home includes a master suite & two guest bedrooms, as well as a cozy den. Bring your horses or take advantage of boarding potential. Rare opportunity in a secluded location, yet walking distance to downtown Edmonds with easy access to I-5 and Downtown Seattle.

Nanette Bergdahl , RE/MAX Northwest Realtors

2.79 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
3308 SQ FT
 
$549,950
Stunning Equestrian Estate

North Bend, King County, Washington


Escape the city! Equestrian Estate on 2.5 acres located in the Cedar River Watershed. Beautiful 2 story home with a large kitchen,gorgeous cabinets and granite counter tops. Kitchen open to dining room/living room with cozy propane stove. Main has 2nd bedroom & bonus room. Large master is on upper level with star gazing skylights and bathroom with walk in shower. Creek that runs on the east side of property. Sturdy 2-stall barn with separate tack room, loafing shed, paddocks, and turn around. Covered hot tub, garden shed and newer shed completes your amazing outdoor setup.

Ashley Pease , RE/MAX Choice Executives

2.50 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1882 SQ FT
 
$309,500
Ferndale Vacant Land

Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington


Semi-private estate with Mt Baker and Twin Sister views from this almost 14 acres of vacant land! Build your dream home, Equestrian Facility, Hobby Farm, or shop with toys. Open level fields with a small wooded area on the far west side & scattered trees throughout. This is a fabulous location just outside of Ferndale. Land is not dividable, septic and well needed. Country living at it's finest, just minutes from downtown Ferndale and Bellingham.

Brandi Coplen , Windermere Real Estate Whatcom Inc

13.96 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$775,000
Picture Perfect Private Facility

Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington


Picture Perfect Equestrian Facility on 5 shy acres. Custom built 2010 sq ft home with open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, granite counters, hickory cabinets, office with fireplace, and two large bedrooms with private bathrooms. Oversized 3 car garage with 500 sq ft bonus space above that could be easily finished. 66' X 159' indoor arena with attached 10 12X12 stalls (some with runs), wash rack, tack room with washer/dryer, hay loft, trailer parking, pond, and cross fenced pastures. Easy I5 access.

Allison Trimble , Coastal Realty

4.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2010 SQ FT
 
$779,000
Horse Lovers Dream, Immaculate horse facility,

Ethel, Lewis County, Washington


Very well maintained Horse facility, property all fenced and cross fenced, with 9 separate pastures with paddocks, 80x48 covered arena, washing station, large tack room

Rocky Stanley , Realty World Cosser & Assoc.

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2300 SQ FT

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