In the northwestern part of the country lies the luscious, green state of Washington. It provides a great opportunity for employment and relaxing mountain living, and there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of foreclosures. From Yakima County to Adams County, you can find condos, apartments, luxury-style and single family foreclosures to suit your work and family's needs.
As a coastal state with temperate rainforests and mountains, Washington provides varied recreation opportunities. On the Pacific coast lies Long Beach Peninsula, which is a 28-mile beach with plenty of white sand. Children and adults alike can spend a day swimming, flying kits or even taking a horseback or bicycle trip along the sand. In the middle of the state, you can experience the hiking or mountain biking adventures in Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Liberty Lake provides residents with the chance to camp or hike along the water or on its numerous trails. For those interested in what big-city life can bring them, turn to Seattle or Spokane for community and art events and plenty of shopping, attractions and night life. During the coldest months, ice fishing is a popular sport for many.
The state of Washington has a history of ownership negotiations that began in 1790 when the Spanish lost control of the territory. The British Empire and America sought ownership for several decades, but finally, Washington became a state in the union in 1853. Through settlement from the east, this state became a place for mining, fishing, agriculture and lumber, which eventually led to it becoming a trade port for gold, silver, copper and lead ores. During both World Wars, the area was infused with industry, and much of the military manufacturing was done by Boeing. Washington continues to be a successful hub for the military, agriculture and lumber. The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 is still a notable mark on the history of the area.