5 Most Affordable Neighborhoods Near Oak Harbor & NAS Whidbey

Watching today’s housing market is like reliving a supply and demand lesson straight out of your High School Macroeconomics class. Home prices continue to rise due to the sheer lack of homes for sale on Whidbey Island. Especially in the lower price points $400,000 and below. Here are 5 of the most affordable neighborhoods within […]

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Coupeville Wharf

Coupeville Wharf

Several small wharfs once reached into Penn Cove only able to be used during very high tide. In 1905 the Coupeville Wharf was built, extending 500 feet to accommodate the increase in commerce due to the activation of Fort Casey. Often referred to as the “Old Grain Wharf”, had an important job to do. It […]

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Chuckanut Drive – A Detour Worth Taking

After living in Whidbey Island for a few years I finally decided to venture out and take the cliff-hugging drive along the Chuckanut Drive, a detour worth taking. SR11 is a 21.28-mile-long highway that serves Skagit and Whatcom counties, in Washington. I started the drive in Edison, the town of kindness, and made my first […]

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Freeland Park

Freeland Park

Did you know Freeland got its name in the early 1900s from an attempted commune by a company called the Free Land Association? In 1920, they went bankrupt, but the name stuck! Today, it’s a bustling little community at the head of Holmes Harbor where you can find amazing places like the Freeland Park (pictured […]

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Yellow Laburnum Arbor - May 2021

Welcome to Whidbey

Each month we release a new beautiful image of Whidbey Island. We mail these gorgeous photos in conjunction with interesting tidbits and little-known facts about each image or location to our clients, friends, and family. Follow along. Don’t want to miss out? Subscribe below for updates or become part of the family and receive your […]

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women shopping for mom on whidbey

Where on Whidbey to Shop for Mom

Time is flying by, and Mother’s day is right around the corner. If you’re anything like us sometimes it can be difficult, not to mention nerve-racking, to find the right gift for the woman who raised you.  She could prefer a gift with meaning and sentiment or one with a practical day-to-day use.  While one […]

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May the Fourth be with you

Celebrating Star Wars Day

You might be asking yourself; how does one celebrate May 4th, aka Star Wars Day? The simple, bare minimum approach to Star Wars Day, would be to wear a shirt you bought off Amazon and call it good. But if you want to embrace true nerd status here are some ideas to get you started. […]

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Best places for Whale Watching on Whidbey

Best Places to Whale Watch on Whidbey

Discover the Best Places to Whale Watch   When it comes to natural wonders, Whidbey Island is unbelievably blessed. With expansive undeveloped areas, nine state parks, and views that take your breath away, it’s hard to imagine it could get any better.  But it does!   In addition to our incredible outdoor opportunities for explorers, […]

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where have all the houses gone

Where Have All the Houses Gone?

In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage […]

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