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
 
 
$799,950
Big Sky Equestrian Estate

Touchet, Walla Walla County, Washington


Breathtaking 360 degree view Equestrian Estate, gorgeous Wedding Venue, or potential Winery/Vineyard. This impressive Walla Walla adjacent property boasts 13.65 acres, Full Water Rights & adjoins 400 acres protected Farmland with riding access. The grounds are meticulously landscaped complete with a koi pond and gazebo. This is serenity as a way of life. Come... Relax.....

ReNae Davis , Walla Walla Sotheby's International Realty

13.65 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2952 SQ FT
 
$1,600,000
Horse Heaven River Ranch - Organic Homestead on Beautiful waterfront

Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington


PRIME GROWING AND LIFESTYLE LAND FOR SALE This amazing property, with SVID Senior Water Rights, is located at River Mile 74 on the Yakima, a critical salmon river, in the midst of Washington Wine Country, bordered to the North by Snipes Mountain AVA, midway between Yakima and Tri-Cities. No toxins applied for twelve years, certified both Organic and Salmon Safe, served by Sunnyside, second largest town in Yakima County, recently listed as 3rd safest city in Washington State, with two tasting rooms and a Port Authority supported new incubator micro brewing company and with new generation of residents and farmers working to expand and improve Sunnyside as fast as they can. The farming possibilities seem limitless and has historically been used as a dairy, a horse operation, other grazing animals, myriad mixed vegetables, winter squash, hay, and now pursuing hemp. These very private prime growing and lifestyle properties for sale as one or more contiguous pieces include (see map for possible division of parcels): 1. South Acres Property- Established showcase farm in a very private setting on the Yakima River totaling approximately 32 fenced acres for $898,000. Two-Homes and land Include USDA organic and Salmon Safe Certifications, no toxins applied for 12 years. Established homestead Includes: Tastefully remodeled modern 3200 sq. foot 4 bedroom and 3 and a half bath main home, setback 1\4 mile from county road. Includes spacious and landscaped outdoor living areas including wood fired pizza and salmon baking oven, gazebo, swings around a fire pit. Historic Red barn floored for hay storage, barn dances or banquets. The second home is a 2/2 doublewide riverside mobile home with its own septic tank and underground electrical connection so no overhead wires making it safe for kite flying and drones! A 90 gallon per minute deep well shared well that has always tested negative for nitrates. 24 X 56 High Tunnel. Large garage shop with three cool room areas and plumbed for propane heat. Chicken house and yard, loafing shed, and other associated farm buildings. Established cherry, pear, apple, and plum trees, grapes and berries. 15 acres currently in alfalfa with established pollinator hedgerow, 2.3 acres in pasture. 12 acres river bottom restored to natural habitat land at a cost of approximately $150,000 with grants in partnership with Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group and the Washington Department of Ecology. The property also boasts an additional barnyard cottage with two separate living spaces. The heated and cooled building offers two bathrooms, modern kitchen, laminate flooring, washer/dryer, and screened porch. Perfect for extra housing, an office or tasting room! #2. North Acres Property - 42+ acres in two adjoining parcels, excellent growing potential for hops, hemp or most anything else desired, for $636,000. WSU Hemp trial permit applied for in 2019. Already WSDA organically certified since 2008 with established pollinator borders. Also has Salmon Safe certification. Currently 35 acres in 3rd year alfalfa with established customers, 5 acres in triticale and hemp trial. Wheel Line Irrigation already on the 35 acres. Plumbed for wheel lines or other on the 5 acres. 2+ acres remaining is currently in equipment yard, access and storage building. SVID Senior Water Rights Private setting on river. 30 wide gravel mile access road from county-maintained asphalt road. Small two-story metal clad storage building plus miscellaneous accessories (water tank, fuel tank, fencing, small buildings.) Potential for future homesite on the river with wildlife refuge across the river. Electric power setup for 12 RVs near county road. Offering three-year 1st Mortgage owner financing with 30% down. Adjacent 16 acres with senior water rights currently in grass/alfalfa available for lease if maintained organic. Currently in wheel line irrigation. #3. The Middle Acres Property - Prime farmland, very private 16 acres that includes 8-acre peninsula in the Yakima River, $350,000. This fenced property has 5,000-acre wildlife refuge across the river and to the south is adjacent to river bottom land returned to native vegetation through grants and partnerships with Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group and the Washington Department of Ecology. Currently in grass/alfalfa hay and irrigated by wheel line. Senior water rights, SVID. Organic and Salmon Safe certifications. No toxins applied for mor than twelve years.

Andrew Lybbert , Lybbert Fielding

92.02 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3262 SQ FT
 
$5,700,000
Rare & Unique Legacy Waterfront Farm on Lopez Island!

Lopez Island, San Juan County, Washington


The best of both worlds, 1700+ ft of easily accessible WF w/sandy beaches on a beautiful pastoral 39+ AC farm. Custom designed home & guest house. Property is a mix of mature madrone trees and pasture. Spectacular views of Mt. Baker from the living room of the main house. Relax on the beach or by the in ground pool. Large barn for livestock or additional storage. Garden space + mooring buoy. Very private with a wonderful beach and cove.

Karlena Pickering , Lopez Village Properties

39.94 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2394 SQ FT
 
$2,400,000
This once in a lifetime property has endless possibilities!

Leavenworth, Chelan County, Washington


Premier equestrian facility designed by a well known trainer. The incredible grounds have been meticulously maintained. Picture perfect creek and pond supporting an abundance of wildlife including otters, fish, deer and many bird species as well. Your horses will love the 10 stall barn with every amenity. This sprawling country estate features a custom timber frame home that is perfect for entertaining and your guests will feel right at home. There are additional living quarters as well. This fully fenced 28+ acre property backs to public land, increasing the outdoor experience...let the fresh mountain air surround you!

Laura Mounter , Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co.

28.63 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5363 SQ FT
 
$560,000
Gorgeous Log Cabin on 10+ Acres All Fenced

Oakville, Grays Harbor County, Washington


This beautiful property outside the town of Oakville, Washington. It is level with gorgeous log cabin near the center of the property. There is plenty of room to build a large barn with stalls and a large arena!

Michael Anderson , John L Scott

10.40 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3567 SQ FT
 
$749,900
40 Acre equestrian property located in boutique wine region!

Lyle, Klickitat County, Washington


Incredible opportunity to build your dream home on this stunning 40 acre property across from Syncline Winery and centered in boutique wine region. Complete with indoor lit arena w/sprinkler sys, 21 stalls (5 mare and full stalls w/run outs, 8 single stalls, and 8 straight stalls), hay conveyor, clubhouse, horse playground, and caretaker cottage. Approved home plans to be provided! Highly reputable local builder ready to build!

Jen Dillard , Hasson Company Realtors

40.10 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
800 SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Fabulous Equestrian Estate on 16.2 Acres

Ridgefield, Clark County, Washington


Fabulous Equestrian horse property with updated 3159 Sq Ft custom one level home with bonus room up. Incredible outdoor living space includes inground pool, hot tub, outdoor bath, covered gazebo and green house. 3 tax parcels, 2 five acre pieces and home sits on 6.2 acres. 6 covered 2 stall paddocks with electricity and water, 8 stall barn with rubber mats, tack room and birthing stall, fenced pasture.

David Weedman , Windermere Stellar Group

16.20 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3159 SQ FT
 
$275,000
Gated Community - Vacant Equestrian Land

Granite Falls, Snohomish County, Washington


Pristine, mostly cleared and level 7.5 acre site in the beautiful gated community of Pinnacle Ridge. Mountain views and just the right amount of privacy. Build your dream home with plenty of room for a barn and/or shop/guest cottage. Utilities in the street. 5 bedroom septic approved. Possible equestrian home or just enjoy the acreage as is. Photos are representational of the possibilities here and not of specific plans for the home. Bring your dream plans and make it happen! Please contact either of us to learn more! Agent: Kiamalise Herres Agent Phone: (206) 679-5322 Co-Agent: Lynette M. Thomas Co-Agent Phone: (425) 953-4090

KiamaLise Herres , Windermere Real Estate/Bellevue Commons Inc

7.51 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$539,900
Ranch Style Home / Horse Property

Prosser, Benton County, Washington


Must See! When you pull into the private drive, you are greeted by the gorgeous landscaping that leads you up to the lrg, covered front porch. With 3' Eaves, this is the perfect place to enjoy your shady retreat! Step inside to your 2,527 sf Rambler! The floor plan is perfect, just off of the large tiled entry is both a formal living rm, as well as a media rm w/peaked coffered ceiling w/rope lighting, that is easily converted back to a formal dining rm. The open, light & bright kitchen has extensive counter space & lots of custom maple cabinetry, including a Huge Island w/additional storage & cook book shelving! All lower kitchen cabinets have pull outs! The open space from kitchen to eat-in dining, to great room sitting area is lined w/Huge windows & French door that bring the outside in! This home has 4 large bedrms w/custom closet organizers, w/a fantastic Master Suite w/French doors leading to the private back patio & large master bath w/glass block shower & large walk-in closet! Tiled Mud Rm entrance, accessed from both garage & back porch, includes a large laundry rm w/lots of maple cabinets, built in ironing cupboard and 1/2 bath. Let's not forget the Insulated & finished 3 car garage for your cars & toys! In addition, you will find an insulated, finished, heated/cooled storage room right off of the garage! This home is Super energy efficient, to include, cement board siding and additional 3/4 Thermax insulation, a 1 1/4" tongue & groove sub floor, and a super efficient Rheem heat pump water heater & high-flow Culligan water softener. The home is fully wired for security, and includes a convenient Nu-Tone Central Vac system. There is a large patio for entertaining, including a propane line for a future outdoor kitchen, a 320 gallon buried propane tank, and 2 fire pits! The perimeter of the farm is fenced w/non-climb horse fencing, and X-fenced into the paddock. The yard is also separately fenced, and has a dog kennel, garden shed, & UGS. There are large, raise bed vegetable & herb gardens, and a large berry garden, to include red flame seedless and green seedless grapes, thornless blackberries, thornless rasberries, blue berries, red currants, black currants and Aronia berries...all on drip irrigation! The property also includes a chicken coop, lean to pasture shed, barn, and 3 carport hay sheds...AND a Year Round Creek!! Easy access to I-82 via paved county maintained roads... 30 mins to the Tri-Cities. 45 min commute to Yakima.

Lindie Derrick , Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associated Brokers

4.91 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2527 SQ FT
 
$755,000
Wine Country Horse Property!

Prosser, Benton County, Washington


Enter into your custom estate through the tree lined, turning to circular drive, and attached 4 car garage. The full length, covered porch invites you into the home. The white pillars, dotted with hanging flower pots, are all on drip lines for relaxing, low maintenance. Stepping into the front door, the floor to vaulted ceiling rock fireplace pulls you into the heart of the home. This incredible piece of art was custom designed using rocks brought over first, by Ferry from the Dungeness River in Sequim, and then brought by truck load to their permanent home in Prosser. The fireplace is framed with a rugged curly maple counter sunk mantle. The antler chandelier and horn sconces were brought over from a family ski trip to Bend. The flooring is 3/4" tongue and groove hardwood. Step into your light and bright kitchen, and adjoining sun room. This Chef’s kitchen has self-cleaning double ovens, gas cooktop, new Brazilian Quartz countertops, large island with second sink, extended breakfast bar, walk in pantry, new Bosch dishwasher, and indirect lighting above the cabinets . The sun room has full windows, bench seating w/storage, and French doors leading onto the deck, made of Con-heart Redwood, w/gas BBQ, and hand made chucky picnic table under the pergola. Continuing, on the main floor, lies your Master Suite. The extra large suite has French doors to the deck. The master bath has his/her walk-in closets, separated vanities, walk-in shower and jetted soaking tub. Also on the main floor, you’ll find a formal dining room w/ fireplace for cozy family & holiday dinners. Let’s not forget your private den/library, with new berber carpet and pellet stove! The laundry room has upper & lower cabinets, utility sink, built in ironing board, and best of all, a Laundry Chute!! Upstairs, another full suite awaits for guests, or multi-generational living opportunities. Right off the upper suite, you'll enjoy the custom made, temperature controlled wine loft, as well as a private coffee station! There’s 3 more bedrooms, Jack and Jill bath, all linked with a long upper hall and a Juliet balcony! Next, there’s a Studio apartment above the garage w/private entrance, and own washer/dryer! Your 2 parcel horse property has a 20x30 ft barn/shop, with tack room, water/power, and a round pen, and irrigated pasture. Enjoy the huge yard, tree fort and swing, fire pit, Koi pond, and mature trees, including 2 Redwood Sequoia's. Make this magical house your home!

Lindie Derrick , Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associated Brokers

4.72 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4952 SQ FT

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