Island County


The waterfront community of Coupeville (population 1,910 in 2009) is the county seat of Island County with fantastic Pacific Northwest real estate to offer. Located on Penn Cove, Coupeville'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 own Coupeville, WA real estate.

Coupeville residents ensure the town maintains its historic character, which provides a glimpse into 19th-century life. You will see all the gorgeous homes for sale on the Coupeville, WA MLS, which help this Pacific Northwest town keep its charm. Coupeville, Washington features numerous art galleries, restaurants, lodgings and shops, all locally owned.

Coupeville is just 11 miles from Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island's largest city with a population of 23,360 in 2006. Oak Harbor also has been home to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island since 1942.

Whidbey Island is a great place for outdoor recreation. Fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, boating, bird watching, clamming, golfing and camping are favorite activities for residents and visitors alike. A full-service marina in Oak Harbor is available for boaters.

The island also offers many state and county parks along the shoreline. Fort Ebey State Park, a 645-acre camping park with a freshwater lake for fishing and three miles of saltwater shoreline, is just two miles north of Coupeville. Fort Casey State Park, a former coast artillery post with two historic guns on display, overlooks the Keystone ferry landing just six miles south of Coupeville. Deception Pass State Park, 20 miles north of Coupeville, draws more than 3 million visitors annually. The 4,134-acre park includes 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline and three freshwater lakes. Deception Pass is a narrow, deep and turbulent channel. Many walk onto the two bridges, about 180 feet above the water, to gaze down upon it.

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 (28 miles from Coupeville) and Mukilteo, just south of Everett. Another ferry with a 30-minute crossing time travels between Keystone (6 miles from Coupeville) and Port Townsend on the Olympia Peninsula.

Education is provided by the Coupeville School District. A Whidbey Island campus of Skagit Valley College is located in Oak Harbor. Health-care facilities include Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville.
If you are relocating to Coupeville or just moving to a new home, a Coupeville, Washington realtor is a valuable tool to help you search the Coupeville MLS. Looking for a piece of Pacific Northwest real estate can be stressful, but Coupeville, WA real estate agent Susan Stecher can make the entire home-buying process easier. Contact Susan today to get started on your Pacific NW MLS search for the perfect Coupeville property.

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