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  Understanding Property Assessments and Taxes in Island County At Windermere Whidbey Island, we are committed to providing our clients with valuable insights and information about the real estate market on Whidbey Island, Washington. One topic that frequently comes up in discussions with our clients is how property assessments and taxes work in Island County. To help clarify this complex process, we recently had […]
  Fort Ebey State Park Fort Ebey State Park is so much more than just a pretty picture. These remnants of an old gun emplacement from 1942 overlook Admiralty Inlet and create the perfect recipe for a trip back in time. During World War II, this battery with underground rooms was dug into the high bluff as a defensive fort. […]
  Coupeville Waterfront Captains in the 1850s knew paradise when they saw it. The deep waters of Penn Cove were advantageous for commerce, the land was lush, the sea life was abundant, and the views were incredible. Coupeville became known as the “City of Sea Captains,” where at least 5 wharves have stretched into the cove over the […]
  Fort Casey Forts The coast artillery post displays of Fort Casey State Park includes four inactive historic guns atop bunkers, dark tunnels underneath and control towers to climb. It creates an opportunity for both historical education and exploration. One of three forts built in the 1890’s, Fort Casey is part of the “Triangle of fire” safeguarding the entrance […]
  Coupeville Whale Bell Make your way down the Coupeville Wharf and into the big red building at the end. Your reward can be seen by looking up! A ceiling display of Rosie the Whale, Handsome Samson the Stellar sea lion, and Rudy the Dall’s porpoise greets you! You can also enjoy Harbor Gifts, The Cove Outfitters along with […]
  Our Three Gateways Whidbey is an island. Fortunately, while many may appreciate our natural moat, life here is much easier because we have many threads to tie us to the mainland, and the mainland to us. If you move here you will need to add the bridge and ferries to your conversation starters because everyone has used them […]
  A Trip Through Whidbey’s History Whidbey has history? It must; there are museums here. Compared to any place in Europe it can seem that there’s no real history here; but, Whidbey has had visitors for thousands of years. Follow along with us as we take a trip through Whidbey’s history.  The island was built from some of the newest geology: […]
  Navigating Paradise: On a Ferry Ride Who says you can’t navigate paradise from the comfort of a ferry ride? Our experience when taking a ferry to or from Whidbey Island is that it offers a unique and picturesque experience that is packed with charm and several noteworthy advantages. Follow along to find out the top 10 reasons we suggest you take […]
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  Clam and Mussel Harvesting on Whidbey Whidbey Island is a spectacular destination in the Pacific Northwest that offers residents and visitors many opportunities to explore the natural world. One of the most popular activities on Whidbey Island is clam and mussel harvesting. If you are looking for a fun and rewarding way to experience the island’s unique ecosystem, clamming and mussel […]
  Weather in the Pacific Northwest The Pacific Northwest, or PNW, is a region known for its varied and often unpredictable weather. Located in the northwest corner of the United States, the PNW is home to a diverse array of climates and landscapes, ranging from the rainy, temperate rainforests of the coast to the dry, high-desert regions of the interior. One […]
  Who are you going to call Who are you going to call? That’s up to you. How are you going to call? That’s up to you, too; but, that’s a shorter list. It is also easier to talk about. Welcome to Whidbey, or your new home, or your curiosity. Phone service on the island is unique for several reasons; and can […]
  Practical Magic “The small town scenes were filmed in downtown Coupeville, Washington, a Victorian-era seaside port town located on the south side of Penn’s Cove on Whidbey Island.” – IMDB But you knew that, right? For being so big and loud, Hollywood’s visits to Whidbey are usually quiet and out of the way. Practical Magic went all […]
  HALLOWEEN IS CREEPING CLOSER As the crisp autumn air settles in, Halloween is creeping closer and it’s time to conjure up some devilishly delightful pumpkin carvings. SPOOKTACULAR CARVING IDEAS: Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, these spooktacular pumpkin carving ideas are sure to impress. Start off with a classic Jack-o’-Lantern, featuring a toothy grin and triangle-shaped eyes […]
  Saving Whidbey “One of the reasons most people find Whidbey Island so special is the beaches, forests, and farms. This is why having one of the most spectacular properties on the island that incorporates all three being protected forever is such an amazing thing!”    You’ve probably seen them, yet another of Whidbey’s gravel driveways that reach […]
  Swimming With And Without A Pool It is summer, time to jump in the pool! How better to cool off? Autumn? Sure. Get a few laps in before winter. Winter? Soak up some of that warm water from a heated pool. Spring? Summer’s just around the corner, time to get in shape. Swimming pools on Whidbey? It makes more sense the […]
  Ridge Trail At Ebey’s Landing It’s great to start the Ridge Trail in Ebey’s Landing at Sunnyside Cemetery. See if you can find the two monuments that originally stood in the first Ebey Graveyard located on Ebey’s Prairie near Isaac and Rebecca Ebey’s home. You will discover a plethora of history about Whidbey Island here but don’t forget to stop […]
  Firefighting Island Style Firefighters, we respect them. We get out of their way when they’re racing to a scene. We crowd around their trucks when they’re at a fair or a parade. We can tend to think that every firefighter is like every other firefighter, hanging out at a fire station while waiting for a call that demands […]
  Best Ice Cream Spots on Whidbey Island Whidbey Island, is home to some of the best ice cream spots in the region. Whether you are a resident or just visiting for a weekend getaway, add these ice cream shops to your must-try list.   Whidbey Island Ice Cream Company The Whidbey Island Ice Cream Company is located in Freeland and has been […]
  Ferry Views Most people think about coming TO Whidbey Island but when you live here and need to leave the island the same options are open to you. Take a ferry or the bridge. When traveling by ferry you will be graced with stunning views of the incredible snowcapped mountain ranges surrounding our gorgeous little island. Travelers […]
  5 Reasons to Use a Local Lender When it comes to buying a home, choosing the right lender is an important decision that can have a significant impact on your home buying experience. While it’s possible to work with a lender from anywhere, working with a reputable local lender in the area you are purchasing provides many benefits that make the process […]