Langley (population 1,100 in 2009) is perched on a low bluff at the southern end of Whidbey Island. The community overlooks Puget Sound and enjoys stunning views of the Cascade Mountains. Langley's average rainfall is significantly less than the Seattle area because of the "rain shadow" effect of the Olympic Mountains. The pleasant temperatures enjoyed year-round make it a wonderful place to visit or to own beautiful Langley, WA real estate.
A thriving arts community, Langley is home to many regional and national artists. The village offers numerous art galleries as well as shops with handmade clothing, jewelry, glass and furniture. A Langley, WA realtor can help you find some great Pacific NW real estate in the area as well.
Langley, Washington is just 27 miles from Coupeville, the county seat of Island County, and 38 miles from Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island's largest city with a population of 23,360 in 2009. Oak Harbor also has been home to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island since 1942.
Langley is a great Pacific NW place for outdoor recreation. Fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, boating, bird watching, clamming, and camping are favorite activities for Whidbey Island residents and visitors alike. A stretch of beach is easily accessible from Langley's Sewall Park. Resident populations of herons, bald eagles and sea lions often can be seen. The City of Langley operates a harbor for boaters. Golfers can choose from the par-72 course at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club in Langley and the par-3 Island Greens course in Clinton. If you are interested in any of these activities, a search of the Langley, WA MLS will help you find an ideal Pacific NW property.
The Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents plays and special events throughout the year.
Whidbey Island is linked to the mainland by the bridges over Deception Pass at its north end and two state ferries to the south. Some residents commute on the 20-minute ferry between Clinton (7 miles from Langley) and Mukilteo, just south of Everett. Another ferry with a 30-minute crossing time travels between Keystone (24 miles from Langley) and Port Townsend on the Olympia Peninsula.
The South Whidbey School District serves approximately 1,900 students in four traditional schools and two alternative schools. A Whidbey Island campus of Skagit Valley College is located in Oak Harbor.
With the assistance of Langley, WA realtor, Susan Stecher, a search of the Pacific NW MLS will reveal the fantastic Langley homes for sale. Contact Susan today to start the search for your perfect home.
Quick Links:City of Langley
Langley Chamber of Commerce
South Whidbey School District
Skagit Valley College
Island County Fair
Useless Bay Golf & Country Club
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts