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San Juan Islands Real Estate: San Juan and Friday Harbor, Orcas and Eastsound, Lopez Island, Shaw Island and the Outer San Juan Islands

Homes and property for sale in Friday Harbor Washington

A calm afternoon overlooking the port of Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island.

A calm afternoon overlooking the port of Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island.

Friday Harbor is a small town on a small island 80 miles north from Seattle in Washington state. There are no major shopping centers, chain restaurants, or bridges to the mainland. Friday Harbor has a decent size preschool, elementary school, high school, and community college. The Spring Street School is a private school also located in downtown Friday Harbor.

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Friday Harbor has a fabulous library located on the edge of town, a well-equipped fitness center, a medical center, a courthouse, police station, and a fire station. More information about health care and medical services in Friday Harbor. San Juan County has the lowest property tax rates in the state of Washington.

Kings is a large grocery store located in the heart of town with an extensive wine collection, deli, and produce section. Just a couple blocks from Kings is another larger grocery store with lower prices and a monstrous parking lot. A local farmer's market opens every Saturday in the courthouse parking lot during the warmer months.

Tourism, construction, local government, and real estate are the biggest employers however many choose the San Juan Islands as a great place to telecommute from. ADSL is available nearly everywhere on the island via

The Washington State Ferry lands directly in Friday Harbor and travels between the other islands, Sydney British Columbia and mainland United States. The ferry ride to the mainland is approximately 1 hour.

Looking through the San Juan Islands to the east... Mount Baker in the distance.Friday Harbor locals make frequent trips to the mainland for various reasons such as shopping, going skiing on Mount Baker, watching their children's sports games at nearby schools, picking up family from SeaTac International Airport, or going to a Seattle Seahawks football game.

While Seattle has a reputation for being rainy the San Juan Islands have a reputation for great weather year-round. Don't get me wrong late November, December, January, and February can be very gray and dreary. During this period many locals choose to spend their weekends on the slopes of nearby ski areas such as Mount Baker, Snoqualmie, or Whistler British Columbia.

Friday Harbor is home to The Port of Friday Harbor Marina as well as a small airport with several flights daily to Seattle, Bellingham, and Vancouver Island. Jensen Bay Shipyard is a mile or so south of Friday Harbor, Snug Harbor is located on the northwest side of San Juan Island, and Roche Harbor Marina and Village lies to the northwest of that.

A Washington State ferry pulls into the ferry landing on Orcas Island.Boat owners can also keep their boats in front of their waterfront homes if they have a deep water dock.

Live music can be enjoyed midweek and on the weekends at local bars and restaurants. Friday Harbor is home to restaurants specializing in seafood, Chinese, Thai, Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, and more.

During the summers locals enjoy walking their dogs on Jackson or South Beach, watching the whales go by from whale watch Park, hiking over Mount Finlayson, swimming at Eagle Cove, skating the local skate park, bird watching, acting in local plays, fishing for salmon, catching Dungeness crabs, hiking up Mount Young, visiting the annual fair, painting landscapes and seascapes, finding private anchorages and sailing around the islands.

Orca whales can be viewed feeding off of the West coast of San Juan Island.Friday Harbor and the rest of the San Juan Islands are popular among second home buyers and wealthy retirees. Many that try living in the San Juan Islands will find it is a place that gets under your skin and latches on to you. Many of those who move away eventually moved back to relive their San Juan memories and the relative high quality of life.

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