Washington state is an evergreen wonderland with remarkably diverse land, from coastal rainforests to volcanic mountains. Regarded as a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, the state features an array of landforms including Pacific beaches, ancient forests, majestic mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, canyons and islands. Washington’s extraordinary national parks, Olympic, North Cascades and Mount Rainier feature some of the most incredible mountain scenery in America.
The Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue Metropolitan Area is home to over 3.8 million people anchored by Seattle– the Emerald City– known as the economic and cultural capital of the Northwest. The region is on the cutting edge of the new–urbanism movement with beautiful examples of modern, pedestrian friendly urban living environments. Also, Puget Sound’s countless waterways and harbors make Seattle a boating city where waterfront property and marina amenities are common. To the south, Vancouver sits just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon and offers all the amenities of a large metropolitan city with the charms of a small urban town.
Washington’s economy continues to boom with industries such as aircraft design and manufacture, computer software development, electronics, biotechnology, lumber and wood products and eco–tourism. A recent survey of the top 20 ‘Most Admired Companies in America’ included four Washington based companies. Residents have long enjoyed that Washington is one of only seven states that does not levy a personal income tax.
With Mount St. Helens to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the West, and the Cascade Mountains to the east, Washington offers an abundance of natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Explorers can trace Lewis and Clark’s footsteps through this area while enjoying hiking, fishing, mountain biking or the myriad of other activities available in the wilderness of the state. From the 14,000 peak of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range to the sandy beaches of the Pacific coast, there’s a wonderful variety of vacation and resort real estate in settings that will suit any lifestyle.
Experience Washington’s rich stew of pioneer spirit, Western independence and technological innovation.