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
 
 
$825,000
Country Farm House Plus Apartment

Ridgefield, Clark County, Washington


Country Estate with Beautiful Farmhouse plus additional 900 sf Apartment with it's own entrance. (income potential/multi generational living) Work in the city, but come home to seclusion and relaxation. Great Ridgefield, WA schools. Picturesque farmland dotted with wineries and horse properties/training barns. Just a 35 minutes drive to Portland Oregon and 15 minutes to Vancouver WA. Only 3 minutes drive off the Interstate freeway. (I5) 2 hours to Mt Hood for skiing and 2 hours to beaches. This area has everything to offer close by. That's why people love the Pacific Northwest and particularly this area. So many features without the traffic and high prices of Seattle.

Kerry Rylander , Realty One Group Cascadia

6.52 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3627 SQ FT
 
$365,000
Shy 5 Acres of Pasture Plus 5 Bedroom Home

Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington


Wonderful, spacious home with amazing upgrades throughout! Industrial design custom kitchen with NEW stainless-steel appliances. This 2,760 sq ft home has the upgraded features and the space you have been looking for! 5 over-sized bedrooms, family room, & office space. Freshly painted interior, full-length front porch, covered back deck, & 2-car attached garage. All this on over 4 acres of fully fenced pasture land with a large barn-perfect for a hobby farm set up! Come see this beautiful home!

Lori Boots , Century 21 Lund Realtors

4.44 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2760 SQ FT
 
$375,000
Just the right size! 10 acres surrounded by forest land.

Belfair, Mason County, Washington


This is a unique property at the end of a private road on the Tahuya Peninsula, an area filled with trails and lakes and outdoor activities. The home was built as a mechanics dream with 5 attached garages. Easily remodeled this 800 sq ft living area could be expanded to over 2800 sq ft of rambler living space as each of the garages is attached and a part of the dwelling structure. Quiet and remote, but not to far from amenities. Enjoy the small town atmosphere of Belfair where hunting, fishing, shrimping and crabbing abound. There is a secondary "storage unit" approximately 1200 sq ft that is fully enclosed and has electricity (no septic or water yet) once completed could be a second home. This is a diamond in the rough. Horses, ATV, cars, you name it.......

Kathryn Klusman , John L Scott

10.00 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
800 SQ FT
 
$357,950
Immaculate home in the desired equestrian gated community of Whitewater Estates

Roy, Pierce County, Washington


Immaculate Rambler in the desired gated community of Whitewater Estates. This move in ready 3 BR, 2.5 bath home is updated w/slab granite counters, SS appliances, solid oak cabinets, & hardwood floors throughout. Spacious Living room with lots of windows, vaulted ceiling, and woodstove. Gourmet kitchen w/skylights that opens to secluded backyard perfect for entertaining. Spacious Master with Master bath w/garden tub, and walk in closet. Easy commute to base and shopping. MUST SEE!

Kasandra Jaquez , RE/MAX Northwest

1.02 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1692 SQ FT
 
$1,335,000
Equestrian Property with Resort Amenities

Edgewood, Pierce County, Washington


One-of-a-kind equestrian estate offering luxury amenities on 2.4 acres. Located in the highly sought after area of Edgewood, WA. Close proximity to local freeways, shopping, schools & entertainment.

Doug Walker , John L. Scott

2.40 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
6103 SQ FT
 
$549,000
SNAKE RIVER VIEW CLARKSTON, WA. 99403

Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington


Beautiful Custom one level home with an exceptional view of Snake River from almost everywhere in the house. Open living room to beautiful kitchen. Family room off kitchen and formal dining. Granite Island in kitchen with sit down counter. Large bedrooms and baths. 3 car attached garage. Includes all appliances. Storage shed behind house. Lots of potential. Seller has possibility for additional acreage.

Jan Marie McCoy , Jan Marie McCoy DBA Jan McCoy Properties Wa & Idaho

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2103 SQ FT
 
$815,000
Horse Property on 5 acres in Enumclaw with Mt. Rainier Views

Enumclaw, King County, Washington


Beautiful home on 5 forested acres w/large, professional shop & Mt. Rainier views.Gourmet kitchen w/Wolf & Sub Zero stainless appliances & granite.Master BD w/french doors,new Trex deck,kiva-style gas FP.Remodeled guest bath,central A/C, 450 bottle wine storage,smart light sys, wood burning stove.6 custom bar chairs included with sale.Shop previously used for race car storage.Endless possibilities.Both ends of shop 10’+wide doors. RV hook up 240V-NE corner. Horse property possibilities! Unique!

Wendy Kellison , Morrison House Sotheby's International Realty

4.77 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.75 BATHROOMS
2771 SQ FT
 
$932,000
Fabulous Gated Equestrian Estate on 23 Acres!

Roy, Pierce County, Washington


Fabulous Gated Equestrian Estate on 23 Acres! 5064' Cedar Custom Home. Rebuilt 2004. Relax on Covered Deck. Hardwood floors. 4 Large bedrooms + Den + Office. Master Suite: vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, jetted tub, sauna shower. Newly painted Great Room. Heated in-ground pool. Water Feature. Horse Barn 69x39 Office/ADU: 3 stalls, paddocks, tack, 3/4 bath. AC, propane heat. 2-stall loafing shed, hay storage. Sand & Grass Arena. Gardens, greenhouse, timber, secluded pond, picnic area.

Vickie Jennings , Windermere Real Estate

23.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5064 SQ FT
 
$599,000
Equestrian Acreage & Large Home

Winlock, Lewis County, Washington


Equestrian Property in Winlock! Spacious 4 bedroom and 2.5 bath home with a bonus room with a half bath sits on close to 15 acres. Stall barn, Covered arena. Fully fenced pasture. All usable land. Gated and private entrance. Outbuildings. Fruit trees. Plenty of space to enjoy your animals.

Randy Sullivan , Century 21 Lund, Realtors

14.77 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2464 SQ FT
 
$765,000
Working Equestrian Facility With Expansive Views

Deming, Whatcom County, Washington


Beautifully designed working equestrian facility on shy 20 acres. Huge covered space: 150x70 indoor arena with 9 attached 12x12 stalls, tack room, office, wash rack, shavings bunker, hay storage and 50X50 breaking pen. Ample parking, 9 gravel paddocks, run-in sheds, 9 acres of cross fenced pasture, 9 acres in newly re-seeded hay. 2 bedroom, 3/4 bath, living quarters are in a converted pole building. Location provides privacy and expansive views, while close enough to support healthy business.

Allison Trimble , Coastal Realty

19.60 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
.75 BATHROOMS
864 SQ FT

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