About Whidbey Island

   
   

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Whidbey Island is about 30 miles north of Seattle, and lies between the Olympic Peninsula and the I-5 corridor of western Washington. It is approximately 45 miles long, running from the spectacular Deception Pass Bridge on the north end, down to the ferry terminal located in Clinton on the south end. The Mukilteo/Clinton ferry runs every 1/2 hour. A number of South Whidbey residents work on the mainland, and there is even a commuter train from the Mukliteo ferry terminal into downtown Seattle.   With an estimated population of 79,275 (2014), the island boasts beautiful small communities with a serene pace of life.

Farms, lakes, beaches, trails, hiking, biking and locally owned artisan shopping is just a part of what Whidbey has to offer. There are 5 state parks located on Whidbey Island which include Deception Pass State Park (the most visited state park in Washington), Joseph Whidbey State Park, Fort Ebey State Park, Fort Casey State Park and South Whidbey State Park.

Whidbey Island communities include Clinton, Langley, Freeland, Greenbank, Coupeville, and Oak Harbor.  You will find a range of wonderful properties, from waterfront and waterview homes, equestrian, ranch, large acreage parcels, beachfront lots, even a few vineyards, as well as more modest island homes and land.

Whidbey Island is located in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains which means that most of the island receives significantly less rain than Seattle, Portland or Vancouver, BC.

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