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 for horses on beautiful Moses Lake WA

Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington

This gorgeous property is perfect to set up your equestrian hobby. It features 31 irrigated acres including 320 feet of no-bank waterfront on beautiful Moses Lake. The property also has a dock, panoramic views of the lake and mountains and can be subdivided. There is a 60x40 insulated shop with oversize doors. Inside the shop is a 1080 square foot apartment with features like bamboo flooring and air conditioning. You can live in the apartment while you build a permanent home. Septic is installed for a 4 bedroom house. Bring your own plans or use the blueprints for a 4 bedroom rambler included with the sale.

Lorene Fitterer , Moses Lake Realty Group

31.00 ACRES
1080 SQ FT
Peaceful Equestrian Acreage with Lovely Rambler

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Picturesque Equestrian Acreage near downtown Gig Harbor includes a natural spring-fed pond & gorgeous territorial views. The lovely 3-bedroom, 2 bath rambler nestled on this property has had many updates, including beautiful laminate flooring, tile kitchen & bathroom counter tops, and all new plumbing. An expansive wood deck overlooks the pond and property, which attracts wildlife such as ducks, blue heron, and even a turtle. Included with this home is a 2-car garage & an additional 1-car detached garage. Underneath the home is a large shop area, perfect for storing lawn equipment and yard tools. This peaceful, private equestrian property is awaiting new owners to call it their own!

Randy and Linda Knapp , Coldwell Banker Bain Gig Harbor

2.79 ACRES
1492 SQ FT
Auburn, WA - 3.08 Acres with 4800 sq.ft. Barn

Auburn, King County, Washington

Welcome home to this quaint split level home on 3.08 equestrian acres! With over 2800 sqft, 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths & a bonus room, this unique property is perfect for any equine. The entrance leads past the large and bright living room/dining room, to the open concept eat-in kitchen/family room. The kitchen includes newer appliances with french doors to an amazing back patio. The flat acreage w/ mature landscaping offers an enormous 4800 sqft barn with space for RV parking, plus an additional detached garage with tons of storage. Just minutes off HWY 18 and I-5, this equestrian oasis is exactly what you've been searching for!

Boni Buscemi & Scott MacBride , Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

3.08 ACRES
2860 SQ FT
Gorgeous flat acreage for potential horse or small hobby farm property

Brush Prairie, Clark County, Washington

Location & incredible opportunity! Welcome to this wonderful daylight basement home that sits on 7 flat acres. Home offers 5 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, 3 car attached garage. A great home, clean, new carpet, refinished hardwood kitchen floor. Master on the main, master bath has jetted tub with separate shower. 7 flat acres provide room for all the animals & toys. Ample RV, toy hauler, trailer parking under cover. A 2,910 sq ft general purpose building/shop with 2 offices; poultry bldg is 16,320 sq ft., 2nd pole bldg is 4,928 sq ft.

Daniel Brooks , Coldwell Banker United Brokers

7.00 ACRES
2972 SQ FT
Sprawling 5+ acres with a 6000+ sq. ft. home

Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

Gorgeous home sits on 5+ sprawling acres along Gig Harbor Golf Course. Features 4 bedrooms with a possible M-I-L with a full kitchen. Beautiful Hickory hardwood floors leads you to this light and bright kitchen with new appliances, granite, subway tile backsplash. Master bedroom with a 5pc master bath, custom designed stand up shower and closet. Theater room. In ceiling speakers. Intercom system. Central vacuum. AC. 2 laundry rooms. Craftsman millwork. Wrap around deck & driveway. Huge 3-car garage. Heated pool with color changing lighting. LED lighting throughout.

Beverly Fincham , Better Properties Soundview

5.07 ACRES
6008 SQ FT
Beautiful 5 - acre equestrian estate minutes to downtown Seattle & Bellevue.

Kent, King County, Washington

5-acre equestrian estate minutes to downtown Seattle & Bellevue. This beautiful custom one-owner home has been meticulously maintained. 1-level with finished basement. Open floor plan w/large gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining rooms. Bedroom wing with a luxurious master suite + 3 additional bedrooms. Finished basement w/ rec rooms & huge unfinished storage area. 3-stall barn w/paddocks & multiple pastures. Equestrian fencing throughout. Completely paved driveway w/security gated entrance.

Vija Williams , The Vija Group - Keller Williams Eastside

5.00 ACRES
4723 SQ FT
Camano Island Equestrian Farmhouse

Camano Island, Island County, Washington

Equestrian property with beautiful unobstructed sound and Mt. views located on the popular North End of Camano Island. Fully fenced with multiple outbuildings including barn, 4+bay pole building, extra large building, greenhouse, observatory, and more. Great garden space and country feel. Beautiful custom kitchen and bathrooms in keeping with the style of the original home. Third floor includes media room and separate bathroom. Possibilities are endless with this well maintained home.

Nancy McClure , Windermere Real Estate/CIR

3.13 ACRES
2404 SQ FT
Equestrian Dreams Realized!

Yelm, Thurston County, Washington

Primary residence is updated & well kept, 2 BR w/office, a covered hot tub & functional 2 stall barn for owner's private use. Second home offers 3 bd/2ba (new roof) w/ covered back porch & carport w/storage rm attached. The impressive main barn offers 16-12x12 matted stalls w/automatic water in stalls, 120x60 riding arena, 12x24 tack room, wash rack & grooming stalls. 11 paddocks/ large pastures, 12x24 run in shed, 5 bay machine shed & a bunkhouse. This property has it all!

Shannon Brent , John L. Scott

10.00 ACRES
1752 SQ FT
15 Acre Meticulous Working Ranch in Central Washington

Ellensburg, Kittitas County, Washington

15 acres of pristine property with senior water rights and 2,498 sqft 4bed/1.75 bath immaculate home. The house features wood floors, office, large LR with wood fireplace, and kitchen with Monarch stove. You'll love the basement with shop space, dog wash, and storage. Outside you won't find a better working property. 36x48 barn with concrete floors, matted stalls, and hay loft. Also included 5 bay machine shed, hay barn, and outbuildings. Round pen, outdoor arena, RV septic, and pond are a bonus with this cross-fenced property.

Toby Williams , Remax Community Realty

15.12 ACRES
2498 SQ FT
Equestrian Property in Carnation, WA

Carnation, King County, Washington

Rarity. Privacy. Convenience. Bring your horses, chickens, ATVs, home based business, in-laws & hobbies. Situated on over 4 beautiful acres(nearly two acres fenced) is this mini farm showcasing a barn/loafing shed, arena, chicken coops, outbuildings & more. Main house w/ mother-in-law features 3 bed/2.5 baths hardwoods, new carpet & paint, open floor plan, barnwood, granite. Don’t miss the additional 1 bed/1 bth home perfect for a rental. home based business. Great location! A rare opportunity!

Stephanie Frost , RE/MAX Integrity

4.04 ACRES
2650 SQ FT

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