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. 


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
Perfect Equestrian property!

Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County, Washington

Lovely interior finishes in 3 bdrm home, open concept living/kitchen, custom hickory cabinets, pine trim & vaulted beams, french doors into 3rd bdrm serves as den/office,spacious master bdrm, master bath with large claw foot tub & shower. 2 tax parcels of 10 acres, some fenced acres for horses, creek on property. Awesome 3 stall barn, large space for tack, full bathroom, upstairs could be hobby or extra living space. Secluded ~ saddle up, bring the horses & move in.

Kay Cochran, Lower Columbia Realty, LLC

5.00 ACRES
1429 SQ FT
NEW Custom Home on 5 LEVEL Acres with Agricultural Ditch!

Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington

Looking for the country feeling while living in the city? Enjoy life while your neighbors are the beautiful hills of Mt. Solo and open fields on 3 sides. This captivating, single-story, NEW Custom Home sits on almost 5 level acres where life is peaceful and wildlife is abundant. This new home lives large w/functional open floor plan, includes a formal living room with huge vaulted ceilings, a formal dining room featuring a beautiful trayed ceiling, large kitchen with plenty of storage!

Bob Davis, Keller Williams Premier Partners

4.92 ACRES
2275 SQ FT
Gorgeous Equestrian Ranch Home with Guest House on 20 View Acres

Roy, Pierce County, Washington

Stunning, custom-crafted Ranch House on quiet 20 acres of beautiful equestrian property. Big Sky, sweeping Territorial and Mount Rainier views. Vaulted 10 and 12 foot ceilings, Hardwoods, and quality woodwork throughout. The three bedroom, two and one half bath Main house as 2946 square feet and the nearby Guesthouse has 1170 square feet, two bedrooms, and one bath. Newer 36 x 36 three stall barn with hay loft, shop area, and heated tack room with hot water. Extensive white vinyl fencing separating the hay producing pastures. This tranquil equestrian oasis is just 10 minutes away from shopping and Medical Services.

Gary Viert, Better Properties, NP

20.00 ACRES
4116 SQ FT
HUNTER VALLEY FARM EQUESTRIAN ESTATE/ 20 Acres / Full Mt Rainier View / Gated!

Eatonville, Pierce County, Washington

Welcome to Hunter Valley Farm. Your once in a lifetime opportunity! Full mountain view. Designed & built to meet highest standards of horse care & equestrian activities. Main building: home & barn combined. Gated entrance. 7 stall barn, 3 loafing sheds, heated tack/office, feed rm, grooming stall, hot water rack. 2 bedrooms, Full Bath, 1/2 bath/laundry & outdoor shower. Quality Fenced x Fenced, pastures, hay fields. 100x200 outdoor arena.

Vickie Jennings, Windermere Real Estate

20.00 ACRES
2370 SQ FT
Manes, Planes, and Automobiles

Buckley, Pierce County, Washington

Grand Timber Baron style at WN42, Flying H Ranch Airpark with 24 homes on acreage and a private airstrip. -Gated, gorgeous country setting yet close to SEA for your travels. Home to commercial pilots, professionals, and entrepreneurs. -Finely detailed construction featuring wood casement windows, fine grained woods, smooth troweled walls, soaring ceilings, and period correct late 1800's moldings. -On grade, no steps, wheelchair access to both guest and main floors.

Timothy Talbot

3.00 ACRES
6466 SQ FT
Camano Island 6.62 Acres with 3 bay barn and parking for 7 cars

Camano Island, Island County, Washington

Spotless custom rambler with a walk out basement. Capture the water views, & sunsets on the wrap around deck. Bring your horses, car collection, subdivide, or start your own mini farm. Covered parking for 7 vehicles, chicken coop, raised garden beds, fruit trees. Inside features 3 bedrooms and a bonus room, soaring vaulted ceilings with gorgeous pine, 5 piece master en suite, picture windows, gas & wood burning stoves, rec room, tons of storage. 50 year metal roof, newer ext paint & more!

Tyler Freed, Windermere RE Lake Tapps Inc.

6.62 ACRES
3274 SQ FT
Fantastic Equestrian Property in Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

32+ acres in highly desirable Gig Harbor location! Zoned R-5, potential for fabulous custom home sites or large equestrian paradise. Property pastures currently fenced and cross fenced with multiple outbuildings. 3 homes on smaller parcel add great potential. Parcels: 0221182702 & 0221182096 sold together. NWMLS# 1092221

Nic Lind, Commencement Bay Brokers

32.00 ACRES
Spotless custom home with 6 stall barn in super location!

Maple Valley, King County, Washington

Meticulously maintained and updated custom home on usable acreage with 6 stall barn! Private setting at the end of a quiet culdesac. You will love the features rarely seen in todays market. Come home to your own gourmet kitchen with upscale appliances, then relax on the enormous patio with gazebo and hot tub. Easy care gleaming hardwoods, soaring ceilings, tons of storage and great living spaces! Master suite with a private balcony and sumptuous ensuite bath. Top this off with a nicely equipped barn, outdoor sand arena and nearby trails. Tahoma Schools and peaceful serenity in a neighborhood easily considered the best kept secret of Maple Valley!

Michelle Constantine, Windermere Real Estate/Maple Valley

2.46 ACRES
2747 SQ FT
200 Acre Ranch w / Luxury Home. Horse property.

Mead, Spokane County, Washington

Very rare and unique piece of property. This 200 acre ranch has a 5,034 sf luxury home, horse setup, fenced and cross fenced, pasture, rolling meadows, trees (Ponderosa Pine, Larch, Douglas Fir, Maple, Willow, Plum (2) and Apple (4), marketable timber) 3 springs, creek and pond. Secluded & private yet close to everything i.e. schools, shopping, hospitals and international airport. Abundant wildlife: elk, deer, pleasant, quail, eagles, blue birds, humming birds and more. Great hunting. This would be great for horses, cattle, alpacas, llamas, buffalo, etc. This home features 4 bedrooms (main floor master bedroom (15 X 17) w/walk-in closet, double closets and slider to deck), 5 bathrooms (master bathroom w/double sinks, jetted/heated tub and separate shower), 3 fireplaces, family room (15 X 27) w/fireplace and slider to patio, great room (14 X 21) w/fireplace and slider to deck, formal dining room (13 X 15) w/ slider to deck, large cook's dream kitchen (13 X 14) w/granite counter tops, island, breakfast bar, gas range, double oven, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. There is also an informal dining area (13 X 15) w/slider to desk, wine cellar, small work shop, large office (17 X 26) w/book cases (could be 5th BR), fireplace and slider to deck plus a large covered deck and patio. Hardwood, tile and carpet flooring. Gas forced air heat/heat pump/central air conditioning. The attached 3 car garage is heated. There are 2 outbuildings. One is a 20 X 40 garage and the other is a 50 X 100 barn with 8 stalls (12 X 12) and hay storage (16 X 100). A beautiful view from every window. 50 acres planted in wheat which could be leased out to a local farmer to farm. Produces 97 bushels of wheat per acre. 100 yard rifle range. This could be your dream ranch. Do not go on property without appointment. 2 day notice to see property. 4.2 miles to Mt Spokane High School. 5.6 miles to shopping. 8.6 miles to major shopping, Movie Theater, restaurants, etc. 10 miles to north Division "Y". 12 miles to major hospital. 18 miles to downtown Spokane. 25 mile to Spokane International Airport. For the nature lovers and horseback riding enthusiast: 10 miles to Mt Spokane State Park. 14,000 acres, 75 miles of riding/hiking trails. Connects to thousands of acres of timber company land. 16 miles to Mt Spokane ski resort. Visit www.genesmith9.com for additional pictures and information.

Gene Smith, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson North

200.00 ACRES
5035 SQ FT
Secluded 40 Acre Equestrian Estate

Eatonville, Pierce County, Washington

40 acre equestrian estate with Mount Rainier views. 6,010sf main lodge features a dramatic grand hall with vaulted ceilings, clear pine floors, exposed timber framing, a gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces and a 3 car attached garage. 2,168sf caretaker's house has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Horse facilities include two barns w/ 14 stalls total, a two bay shop, heated tack room/office w/ 1/2 bath, covered wash rack, 3 dry pastures, 3 paddocks and an 80' x 120' indoor arena.

Jeff Williams, Windermere Professional Partners

40.00 ACRES
8178 SQ FT

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