Anacortes - Bellingham - Camano Island - San Juan Islands - Sequim - Whidbey Island
The North Sound waterfront market, in which we have included Skagit and Whatcom Counties, primarily consists in the islands of this sub-region of western Washington State. These are all exurban markets, with few really large employers, except for the U.S. Navy’s presence on Whidbey Island. Whidbey, Camano, and Fidalgo Islands are each accessible from the I-5 corridor by bridge, although South Whidbey is also connected by ferry to Mukilteo. Island County, comprising Whidbey and Camano Islands, has 212 miles of coastline; and San Juan County, comprising the San Juan Archipelago, offers 375 coastline miles, more than any other county in the United States.
From January 2018 through May 2018, the average waterfront price across the North Sound sub-region was $733,250. At a CDOM of 185, waterfront homes here sold more slowly than in the more populated counties to the south. The highest-priced sale was closed for $8.275 million on the coast of San Juan Island.