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
 
 
$829,900
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
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2747 SQ FT
 
$820,000
Stunning Country Estate

Everson, Whatcom County, Washington


You've found the Ideal Country Estate! Only minutes to Bellingham, this 8.6 acre property w/custom home is perfect for entertainers, gardeners, equestrians or those just looking for a peaceful retreat. The home features a single level floor plan & spacious, open layout. The outdoor covered living space has wood fireplace, built in audio & absolute privacy. Central A/C, 4 stall horse barn, Wolf range, Sub Zero fridge, organic garden, R/V parking w/separate septic & much more! This is a Must See!

Molly Lowney , The Muljat Group

8.60 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3517 SQ FT
 
$354,000
Beautiful property on the top of the hill approx. 6 miles from town

Toutle, Cowlitz County, Washington


Beautiful property on the top of the hill approx. 6 miles from small town of Toutle which has 1 store gas station post office and very good schools (all 12 grades) Property has been used for small animals mostly so would need the roof raised for horses but has nice stalls with water to each. covered storage and 5 separate pastures fenced a chicken pen and nice chicken house play house for the kids and 3 car detached garages plus an RV port and a shop.

Loretta Archer , John L Scott RE LVW

10.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2550 SQ FT
 
$234,900
Horse / livestock property near town for sale!

Dayton, Columbia County, Washington


Priced to sell! Country feeling just a few minutes from Dayton. Private but not isolated! Near town with easy access off Hwy 12. Move-in ready MH on permanent foundation. Living room w/woodstove to save energy, open kitchen. Fenced property is perfect for livestock & horses! Double detached garage, storage building, huge barn, chicken coops, pole barn & horse stalls. Windows offer tons of natural light and frame the peaceful views of the hills. The surrounding is perfect for hiking, hunting, or mountain bike riding. Close to stocked lakes for excellent fishing. Ideal all year or as a gateway, vacation home? Possibility of leasing a few more acres from neighbors. Opportunities abound! Short notice accepted. Bring an offer!

Benedicte Carbonnier , Blue Mountain Realtors

8.48 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1782 SQ FT
 
$699,000
Mountain House Stables For Sale

Colville, Stevens County, Washington


55 acre horse facility. Well-designed for any horseman, this ranch features 70x200 indoor arena with 11 attached stalls with runs, 200X300 Roping Riding Arena w/ grandstand, 60' covered roundpen, 120' outdoor roundpen, 80X100 hay barn with 6 Stalls, hotwalker, 40X40 insulated shop, 6 bay equipment storage, extreme trail course and 35 acres in hay! The lovely 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3000 sq ft, home with outdoor eating area and swimming pool help round out this perfect working ranch! www.moutainhousestables.com

Allison Trimble , Coastal Realty

55.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$850,000
Country Style!

Enumclaw, King County, Washington


Meticulously maintained & updated custom rambler style home on shy 10 ac with nicely equipped 7 stall barn! Fenced and cross fenced! Private natural setting. You will love the features rarely seen in today’s market. Gourmet kitchen, abundant cabinetry & storage, 2 cozy wood burning fireplaces, smart details everywhere. Easy care gleaming hardwoods, soaring ceilings & great living spaces! Main floor master. Private studio with kitchenette and 1/2 bath. Great schools and peaceful serenity in a terrific location! Main home MLS 1232097 plus Additional 1.85 ac parcel also available 1236115..

Michelle Constantine , Windermere Real Estate/Maple Valley

9.47 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.25 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$598,000
Beautifully Updated and Oh - so Comfortable Horse Property with Two Homes

Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington


Beautifully updated-oh so comfortable country home. Here's Whatcom County's Most Desirable Horse Acres. 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces with over sized 2 car garage. Horse Barn 36 X 48 - 5 hand-crafted stalls . Loft storage, 20 Ton Hay storage, round pen Bonus-2002 top of the line, fully permitted Accessory Dwelling offering 1259 sq ft 3 beds,2 baths, Currently Rented $1350. Award Winning Ferndale Schools - Freeway I5 accessible in minutes. Located on edge of City limits and close to Shopping, Restaurants,Casino, Schools, Medical Services and Hospital. Mount Baker Skiing and recreation near. As is boating and Marinas within a stones throw. School bus stops at driveway to pick up children.

Janine Hamilton , Coldwell Banker

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2200 SQ FT
 
$310,000
Great 5 - acre equestrian property with 8 - stall barn in Elma / Matlock

Elma, Mason County, Washington


Great equestrian property! Nicely updated 3-bed/2-bath home. Custom horse barn with 8 12x12 matted stalls, finished tack & feed rooms. Outdoor sand arena, pasture & paddock areas with safe horse fencing. Additional paddock with 2-stall barn. Room for shop in 2-car garage. Hay storage, chicken pen, raised bed garden, and fruit trees. Back yard fenced for dogs. Easy access to trail riding. Olympic Mountain Views. Great price for this great farm in rural setting, within 1 hour to Olympia!

Bruce & Diana Holbrook , Keller Williams South Sound

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1692 SQ FT
 
$275,000
Perfect country lovers starter home with tons of potential and a view!

Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington


Lovely country setting on nearly 6 acres. Features an irrigated 2 acre pasture and room to expand. The 40x40 shop is half barn and half tack/storage space, featuring a canning room and a loft. The pasture and yard is completely fenced in. 2 acres on hill is fully accessible with a view and water, the perfect place to build your dream home!

Benjamin Sellen , Team Up Real Estate LLC

5.85 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1080 SQ FT
 
$725,000
Equestrian Property

Monroe, Snohomish County, Washington


Beautiful Home, Beautiful Property, Quality that is 2nd to none! ~ 2.4 usable acres ~Professional landscaping ~Sprinkler system ~Hot tub ~Shop connected to the barn ~Raised garden beds ~Chicken coop

cindy craig , Premier Real Estate

2.40 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2229 SQ FT

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