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Most of the cities in Washington State are listed on this page with hot links to the page if we have a city page for that community.

 

Most of the population in Washington State is located on the Interstate-5 corridor.  The cities on the I-5 corridor are listed in the green bar to the left.  Below are all the cities listed in alphabetical order with descriptions.

 

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Washington State Map

The Washington State Department of Transportation has a great site for printable maps of Washington State

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/publications/highwaymap/locator.htm

 

Washington State has a population of around 5,800,000.

 It is the northwest corner of the continental United States.

 

 

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Aberdeen

 

Gateway to Washington’s ocean beaches.  Located on Greys Harbor on the Pacific Coast.  Aberdeen is 54 mi. west of Olympia on State Highway 8 / US Highway 12.  It is also located on US Highway 101.  Its population is over 8,000.

Acme

A small village on central Whatcom County about 10 miles east of Bellingham.  Acme is located on WA Highway-9 on the portion that runs between Sedro Woolley and Sumas, WA.

Alger

A small village in northwest Washington in the northwest corner of Skagit County about 1 mi. east of Interstate-5 Exit 240.

Anacortes

 

Skagit Valley Cities

A city in the San Juan Islands.  It is located on Fidalgo Island which is linked to the mainland by a bridge.  Anacortes is 16 mi. west of Burlington (Interstate 5 exit 230) on State Highway 20.  The Washington State Ferries eastern Terminal is located in Anacortes it serves the San Juan Islands.  Population over 13,000.

Arlington

Located 5 mi. east of Interstate 5 half way between Everett and Mount Vernon in NW Washington.  Population over 7,000

Auburn

A city 13 mi. northeast of Tacoma on State Highway 18 which heads east from Interstate 5 at Exit 142.  Pop. around 39,000

Azwell

This village is located on the west shore of the Columbia River about 42 miles north of Wenatchee on US Highway-97 mile post 241.

 

 

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Bainbridge Island

An island west of Seattle accessible by ferry from Seattle and a bridge to the Olympic Peninsula.  The island is mainly a bedroom community to Seattle for people who commute by ferry.

Bay Center

This village is an unincorporated community in southwestern Washington on the Goose Point Peninsula on the east shore of Willapa Bay. 

Bay View

A village 5 mi. north of highway 20 half way between Burlington and Anacortes.  Bay View State Park is located just north.  There are no tourist facilities.

Belfair

A village on Hood Canal west of Tacoma.  Belfair State Park is located near by.

Bellevue

A major city located on the East Shore of Lake Washington opposite Seattle.  Two floating bridges connect Bellevue to Seattle.  Population over 106,000

Bellingham

A city of 60,000± on Bellingham Bay in the San Juan Islands in Northwest Washington on Interstate 5 at Exits 250 thru 258.  Originally a lumber and fishing town today it is the southern terminus for the Alaska State Ferries and has many tourist attractions including whale watching, passenger ferries to Victoria and the San Juan Islands, Snow Skiing, Shopping, and boating, including yacht rentals.  If traveling north, Bellingham is the last major city you will encounter before entering Canada.

 

Berne

A small village on US Highway-2 on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains.  It is located at Mile Post 77 on US-2.

Big Lake

A village on Big Lake which is located 8 mi. southeast of Mount Vernon on State Highway 9 in northwest Washington.

Birch Bay

A large bay 8 mi. west of Interstate 5 Exit 270 that faces the Strait of Georgia between Bellingham and Blaine in northwest Washington.  At low tide the bay has a large sandy tide flats.  The bay is ringed with vacation homes and condominiums.  Birch Bay State Park is located on the Bay.

Black Diamond

A small town on State Highway 169 east of Tacoma

Blaine

A border town located where Interstate 5 enters British Columbia, Canada.  Head north from here up BC Highway 99 to Vancouver, BC.  Blaine has an interesting waterfront area and across the bay is Resort Semiahmoo.  Pop. nearly 4,000.

Bothell

A city at the north end of Lake Washington 1 mi. west of Interstate 405 Exit 23.

Bow

A small village in the northwest end of Skagit Valley 2 mi. east of Highway 11 (Chuckanut Drive). 

Bremerton

A city on the Kitsap Peninsula (on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula) across Puget Sound from Seattle.  There is direct ferry service from Bremerton to Seattle.  Pop. 36,000+

Burien

 

A community in the southwest corner of the Seattle Metro area.  It lies on Puget Sound west of SeaTac Airport and has a population of around 31,000.

Burlington

 

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A city 4 mi. north of Mount Vernon on Interstate 5 in northwest Washington.  Cascade Mall, a regional mall, Pacific Edge Outlet Stores, and several new shopping centers are located there.  Pop. 6,000±.  Skagit County Area Information

 

 

 

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Camano Island

Camano Island is located about 10 miles west of Interstate-5 Exit 212 between Everett and Mount Vernon.  It is just west of Snohomish County in Island County.  The island is accessed via a bridge on State Route 532 (WA-532 on this site).  Camano Island State Park is located on the island.

Carlton

This small town on the Methow River is part of the Methow Valley year round recreational area.  It is located on the North Cascades Scenic Byway Loop on WA-153 mile post 23.

Cashmere

This city among the foothills of the Eastern Cascades is located on US Highway-2 at mile post 110.  That makes it 110 miles east of Everett, WA.

Castle Rock

A small town 10 miles north of Kelso on Interstate 5 at Exit 49

Centralia

Located 23 mi. south of Olympia on Interstate 5 in southwestern Washington

Chehalis

A town 27 mi. south of Olympia on Interstate 5 Exit 77

Chelan

This city in the eastern Cascade foothills is located at the east end of Lake Chelan.  Lake Chelan is a favorite summer destination offering a wide variety of summer vacation activities.

Chinook

Located on US Highway-101 about 4.3 miles west of the Astoria-Megler Bridge that crosses the Columbia River.

Chuckanut Drive

 

Chuckanut Drive (State Route-11 / WA-11 on this site) is a beautiful drive along the side of the Chuckanut Mountains with spectacular views of the San Juan Islands south of Bellingham.  There are many viewpoints along the road.  This is a very slow but beautiful trip.  There are three restaurants on the drive.

Clallam Bay

A village on the Strait of Juan de Fuca 55 mi. west of Port Angeles.

Clarkston

Named after Meriwether Clark and right across the Snake River from Lewiston Idaho.  Both cities were named for Lewis and Clark.  Clarkston is in southeast Washington in Asotin County.

 

Cle Elum

A small mountain town on Interstate 90 at Exit 84.

Clinton

A small town on the south end of Whidbey Island.  Washington State Ferries has a ferry that travels from here to Mukilteo (south of Everett 5 mi. west of Interstate-5 Exit 194) on Puget Sound

Clyde Hill

A small, exclusive residential town west of Bellevue and south of State Highway 520 (the floating bridge)

Coles Corner

A small village on US Highway-2 in the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains at the junction with WA-207 that goes north to Lake Wenatchee.  It is located at Mile Post 84 on

US-2.

Colfax

Is the county seat of Whitman County is southeast Washington.  It is about 60 miles south of Spokane on US Highway-195.

Colville

A small city in Eastern Washington on WA Highway-20 about 10 miles east of where the highway crosses the Columbia River

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This small town in the Cascade foothills got its name from the fact that two Portland Cement plants were located there.  It is located on the North Cascades Scenic Byway Loop

Copalis Beach

A small town on the Pacific Ocean Beaches 20 mi. northwest of Aberdeen on State Highway 109.

Cosmopolis

A town on the south side of the Chehalis River which is part of the Greater Cosmopolis / Aberdeen / Hoquiam area on Greys Harbor

Coulee City

A city in Eastern Washington by Grand Coulee Dam.

Coupeville

A small town on Whidbey Island southwest of Mount Vernon.  It is 40 mi. west of Burlington on Highway 20.  Pop. 1600+

 

 

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Darrington

A small logging town 32 mi. east of Interstate 5 Exit 208 on State Highway 530

Davenport

The County Seat of Lincoln County in Eastern Washington about 36 miles west of Spokane.

Dayton

The county seat of Columbia County is southeast Washington.  Dayton is 32 miles east of Walla Walla on US Highway-12

Deming

A small village on Highway 542, the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway, which goes from Bellingham to the Mount Baker Ski Area

Des Moines

A city on Puget Sound half way between Seattle and Tacoma  2 mi. west of Interstate 5 Exit 149

Diablo

 

Skagit Valley Cities

A company town owned by Seattle City Light.  The people who live here work at the dams on the Skagit River owned by Seattle City Light.  Diablo is located on the North Cascades Scenic Byway Loop on Highway WA-20

 

 

 

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Eastsound

A Community on Orcas Island in the San Juan Archipelago in northwest Washington.  This is the largest commercial center on the island.

Eatonville

A town 35 mi. south of Tacoma on State Highway 161.

Edison

A small village in the northwest end of Skagit Valley 2 mi. west of Highway 11 (Chuckanut Drive).  There are two eating establishments here.

Edmonds

A City on Puget Sound 5 mi. west of Interstate 5 Exit 177.  Washington State Ferries has a ferry from here to Kingston on the Olympic Peninsula.  Edmonds is a quaint town full of tourist facilities.

Ellensburg

A city in Eastern Washington on Interstate 90 at Exit 109

Entait

This town is located in eastern Washington on the west shore of the Columbia River on US Highway-97A at mile post 214 which is about 15 miles north of Wenatchee.

 

Ephrata

A city in Eastern Washington northeast of Moses Lake about 150 miles west of Spokane.

Everett

Everett Metro Area

Located on Puget Sound about 30 miles north of Seattle via Interstate-5.  Everett was the point where the Great Northern Railroad (now the Burlington Northern Santa Fe) reached the Pacific Coast.  From here the railroad followed the shore of Puget Sound to Seattle.  Everett was originally a mill town with its shore lined with lumber, pulp, and paper mills.  Today it has a large Navy base which is home to the USS Abraham Lincoln Aircraft Carrier.  Everett is the western portal to US Highway-2 and Stevens Pass over the Cascade Mountains.

 

Everson

A small rural city in Whatcom County located on WA Highway-9 on that portion that runs from Sedro Woolley to Sumas. 

 

 

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Federal Way

A city west of Interstate 5 Exit 143 which is 15 mi. north of Tacoma.  There is a regional shopping mall, SeaTac Mall, located here.  The southern boundary of this city is the City of Tacoma

Ferndale

A town 7 mi. north of Bellingham on Interstate 5 at Exit 263.

Fife

A city 5 mi. east of Tacoma on Interstate 5 at Exit 137.

Forks

A town of around 3,500 people located on Highway 101 in the northwest quadrant of the Olympic Peninsula.

Fox Island

A village on Fox Island which is west of Tacoma and connected to the Kitsap Peninsula by a bridge.  The island is mainly residential.

Freeland

A town on the south end of Whidbey Island 10 mi. north of the Clinton – Mukilteo ferry landing.

Friday Harbor

The largest city in the San Juan Islands.  It is located on San Juan Island and is linked to the mainland by Washington State Ferries from Anacortes.

 

 

 

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Gig Harbor

A quaint town on Puget Sound that is located on the Kitsap Peninsula west of Tacoma.  The Tacoma Narrows Bridge links it to Tacoma.  It is 11 mi. west of Tacoma on State Highway 16 which heads west from Interstate 5 Exit 132.

Glacier

A small village located 31 mi. east of Bellingham on WA Highway 542, the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway, which goes to the Mt. Baker Ski Area.

Gold Bar

A village located 35 mi. east of Everett on US Highway 2 which goes to eastern Washington via Stevens Pass

 

Grand Coulee

 

A city located at Grand Coulee dam in the Columbia River is north central Washington State.

Granite Falls

A small town about 20 miles east of I-5 in Snohomish County in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.  It is the southern gateway to the Mountain Loop Highway.

 

Grayland

A small community on Washington’s Cranberry Coast.  The Cranberry Coast is located on a peninsula between Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay on the Pacific Coast.  Grayland is know for it wide, flat, and sandy ocean beach.

Greenbank

An unincorporated community located at the center of Whidbey Island.

 

 

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Hoodsport

A village located 26 mi. northwest of Olympia on Highway 101 which leaves Interstate 5 at Exit 104.  The village is on Hood Canal

Hunts Point

An exclusive residential community in the Seattle Metropolitan area just northwest of downtown Bellevue.

 

 

 

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Ilwaco

Is a small town on the Columbia River.  It is located on the south end of the Long Beach Peninsula.  It is 3 mi. west of US Highway 101 in the extreme southwest corner of Washington

Index

This small town 35 miles west of Everett in the Cascade Mountains was originally a railroad town.  It is one mile north of US Highway 2 at milepost 35.

 

Issaquah

A city in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains on

Interstate-90 about 17 miles east of Seattle.  It is also located at the south end of Lake Sammamish.

 

 

 

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Kalaloch

A recreation area on the Pacific Ocean in the Olympic National Park.  It is 69 miles north of Aberdeen on US Highway 101.  There is a resort and a national parks campground located here.

Kalama

A village in southwest Washington located at Interstate 5 Exit 30.

Kelso

Kelso is a city in southwest Washington located at Interstate 5 Exit 40.

Kendall

A small village in central Whatcom County about 15 mi. south of the Canadian Border and about 23 mi. east of Bellingham on the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway.

Kenmore

Is a Town located on the northern tip of Lake Washington at the north end of Seattle.

Kennewick

Kennewick is one of the Tri-Cities (Kennewick / Pasco / Richland) in southeastern Washington.  It is located on the Columbia river where it turns north.

Kent

Is a city located in the fertile Green River Valley south of Seattle.  It is located 3 mi. east of Interstate 5 Exit 149.

Keystone

Is the ferry landing on Whidbey Island for the Keystone – Port Townsend ferry to the Olympic Peninsula.  Keystone is the west end of State Highway 20  (Highway 20 actually continues west from Port Townsend).  Keystone is 48 mi. west of Interstate 5 Exit 230 at Burlington via Highway 20.

Kingston

A village and ferry landing on the Kitsap Peninsula north of Bremerton on Puget Sound.  Washington State Ferries has a ferry from here to Edmonds on the east side of the Puget Sound 5 mi. west of Interstate 5 Exit 177

Kirkland

A city on the northwest end of Lake Washington about 3 mi. north of Bellevue.  Kirkland has a quaint downtown on the Lake with lots of tourist facilities.  Kirkland is 1 mi. west of Interstate 405 Exit 18.

Klipsan Beach

Located on the west side of the Long Beach Peninsula midway up the peninsula.  This is the location of the historic Klipsan Beach Lifesaving Station.

 

 

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Lacy

A city east of the State Capitol, Olympia, that has grown together with Olympia.  It is located on Interstate 5 at Exit 111

La Conner

 

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A quaint town located on Swinomish Slough 5 mi. south of Highway 20.  Turn south from Highway 20 approximately 6 mi. west of Burlington.  This is a tourist town you won’t want to miss.

Lake Forest Park

A City on the northwest end of Lake Washington, north of Seattle, 2 mi. east of Interstate 5 Exit 177.

Lake Quinault

A lake located at the western edge of the Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula.  US Highway-101 passes the west end of the lake.  The lake is a popular vacation spot.

Lake Stevens

A town at the north end of Lake Stevens.  Take US Highway 2 east from Everett at Interstate 5 Exit 194 cross the Snohomish causeway and turn left.

Lakewood

Is a community south of Tacoma west of Interstate 5 at Exit 128

Langley

Is a City on Whidbey Island at the southeast end of the island.  Take the Washington State Ferries Mukilteo (south of Everett 5 mi. west of Interstate 5 Exit 194) on Puget Sound to Clinton on Whidbey Island then head north about 6 miles.

La Push

Is located on the Pacific Ocean in the Olympic National Park.  This is the north-most village on Washington’s Pacific Coast.  La Push is 14 miles west of US Highway 101.  Turn west approximately 2 mi. north of Forks on State Highway 110.

Leavenworth

Is a quaint Bavarian Style Mountain Village 100 miles east of Everett (Interstate 5 Exit 194) on US Highway-2 over Stevens Pass.  It is about 34 miles east of the Pass and 19 mi. west of Wenatchee.  This is another of those tourist traps that you will be sorry if you miss it.

Leavenworth in on the North Cascades Scenic Byway

Lilliwaup

An extremely small village on Hood Canal (eastern shore of the Olympic Peninsula).  It is on US Highway 101 approximately 5 miles north of Hoodsport and 45 mi. north of Olympia.

Long Beach

A city on the Long Beach Peninsula on the Ocean Beaches in Southwest Washington.  Turn west off of US Highway 101 10 mi. north of the bridge over the Columbia River.  It is about 4 miles west of the highway.

Longview

One of the largest planned cities in the United States.  Founded in 1922 by R.A. Long, a timber magnate.  Located on the Columbia River just west of Interstate-5 about 40 miles north of Portland.

Lopez Island

Lopez Island is located in the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington.  Access is afforded by Washington State Ferries from Anacortes.

Lummi Island

Is an island in the San Juan Islands southwest of Bellingham, it is mainly residential.  There are no tourist facilities on the island.  It is accessed by a county ferry from the Lummi Indian Reservation west of Bellingham.  Take Interstate 5 Exit 258, turn west and follow the signs going approximately 5 miles west and then 7 miles south.

Lynden

A town 20 mi. north of Bellingham on State Highway 539.  Take Interstate 5 Exit 256 and head north.  This farm town has strong Dutch roots.

 

 

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Maple Falls

A small village 20 mi. east of Bellingham on Highway 542, the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway, to the Mt. Baker Ski Area.

Marblemount

 

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A village 46 mi. east of Interstate 5 Exit 230 on State Highway 20, the north cross-state highway.  This beautiful highway is only open in the summer.  The road is open year round to Marblemount.

Marysville

Everett Metro Area

A city 31 mi. north of Seattle at Interstate 5 Exit 199.  Marysville is a bedroom community for the north Seattle and Everett areas.

Mazama Junction

Located on the North Cascades Scenic Byway Loop it is in the Methow Valley year round recreation area.  Located on WA-20 at milepost 180 in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains.

Medina

Medina is a residential community on the east shore of Lake Washington.  It lies west of downtown Bellevue.

Mercer Island

Is a city on an island with the same name in Lake Washington.  The Interstate 90 floating bridge terminates on the island and the island is connected to the east shore of Lake Washington by a bridge.  This is a very expensive residential community.

Merritt

A small village located on US Highway-2 on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountains.  It is located at Mile Post 78 on US-2.

Methow

This eastern Washington town lies in the Methow Valley along the Methow River.  It is located on the North Cascades Loop Scenic Byway on WA-153 at mile post 11.

Mill Creek

This is a new community that evolved from a residential development in southwestern Snohomish County, south of Everett.  To get to Mill Creek take Interstate 5 Exit 183 (164th Ave. SW), turn east, and drive approximately 5 miles.

Milton

Is a city east of Tacoma.  Take Interstate 5 Exit 142 then take State Highway 161 south for about 5 miles.

Moclips

Is a small village on the Pacific Beaches about 30 mi. northwest of Aberdeen on State Highway 109.

Monroe

Is a city 16 mi. east of Everett on US Highway 2.  Exit Interstate 5 at Exit 194.  Monroe is located on the

North Cascades Scenic Byway Loop.

Montesano

Is a small lumber town 10 mi. east of Aberdeen and 44 mi. west of Olympia on State Highway 8 / US Highway 12.

Moses Lake

A city located on a lake of the same name in eastern Washington.  It is located on Interstate 90 at Exit 179.  Moses Lake is 82 mi. west of Spokane and 179 mi. east of Seattle.

Mossyrock

Is a village 20 mi. east of Interstate 5 Exit 68 on US Highway 12

 

Mount Vernon

 

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Is a city in the Skagit River Valley in northwest Washington.  It is located on Interstate 5 at Exit 226. The largest Tulip fields in the world are located in Skagit Valley.

Mukilteo

 

Is a city on Puget Sound just south of Everett.  Mukilteo is 5 mi west of Interstate 5 at Exit 194 via State Highway 529.  A Washington State Ferry runs from here to Clinton on Whidbey Island

 

 

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Naches

In on US Highway 12 in eastern Washington.  It is 13 mi. west of Yakima

Nahcotta

A small community on the east shore of the Long Beach Peninsula facing Willapa Bay in southwest Washington.

Nason Creek

A small village on US Highway-2 on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains.  Located at Mile Post 81 on US-2.

Neah Bay

This small town is the town the farthest northwest in the continental United States.  The town is on the Makah Indian Reservation and is mainly a fishing camp for sports fishermen.

Nehalem

This is a Seattle City Light company town built for the staff and families of the Skagit River Dams.  Seattle City Light gives tours of the facilities.  It is also located on the North Cascades Scenic Byway Loop.

Newport

Is on the Washington / Idaho border on US Highway 2 and is 48 mi. north east of Spokane.  It is located on the Pend Oreille River.

Nooksack

Is a small rural city in Whatcom County about 11 mi. south of the Canadian Border and Sumas on that portion of WA Highway-9 that runs between Sedro Woolley and Sumas.

Normandy Park

A residential community west of the city of Sea Tac and north of Des Moines on Puget Sound

North Bend

Is a city 31 mi. east of Seattle on Interstate 90 Exit 31.

 

 

 

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Oak Harbor

Is on Whidbey Island 40 mi. west of Burlington (Interstate 5 Exit 230) on State Highway 20.  Naval Air Station Whidbey is located here.

Ocean City

A small village located on Washington’s Pacific Coast just north of Ocean Shores.

Ocean Park

The community of Ocean Park is located on the Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington.  The longest wide sandy ocean beach in the world is located here, it is 26 miles long.

Ocean Shores

Is located on the Pacific Ocean Beaches on a peninsula jutting down from the north into Grays Harbor.  It is 19 mi. west of Aberdeen via State Highway 109 then State Highway 115.  There are a lot of tourist facilities here and wide-open ocean beaches.

Okanogan

Is in eastern Washington at the junction of State Highway 20 and US Highway 97

Olympia

The State Capitol.  Located on the south end of Puget Sound at Interstate 5 Exit 105.  The Capitol buildings can be seen from the freeway but it is well worth the trip to exit and see them up close.  There is also a great visitor center located there.

Omak

Is in eastern Washington 5 mi north of the junction of State Highway 20 and US Highway 97

Onalaska

Is a village 7 mi east of Interstate 5 exit 71.

Orcas Island

Orcas Island is the largest island in the Jan Juan Archipelago located north of Puget Sound in northwest Washington.  It has the most tourist facilities of all the San Juan Islands.  It is accessed by Washington State Ferries from Anacortes.

Oysterville

Located on the east shore of the Long Beach Peninsula.  This historic community was founded to harvest oysters from Willapa Bay.

Ozette

Is an small village south of Neah Bay on Lake Ozette.  It is the farthest north point of access to the Olympic National Park Pacific Beaches at the northwest end of the Olympic Peninsula.

 

 

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Pacific

Is a small town on State Highway 167 east of Tacoma 8 mi. north of Puyallup.

Pacific Beach

Is a village on the ocean beaches 27 mi northwest of Aberdeen on State Highway 109

Pasco

Is one of the Tri-Cities (Kennewick / Pasco / Richland) in southeastern Washington.  It is located on the Columbia river where it turns north.

Pateros

Located at the junction of US Highway-97 and WA-153 on the west bank of the Columbia River.  Pateros is located on the North Cascades Scenic Byway.

Point Roberts

Is a peninsula of land protruding from the BC Lower Mainland below the US Border and therefore by the treaty is US property.  The only way to access the Point is through Tsawwassen, BC, Canada.  There are little or no tourist facilities on this small peninsula.

Pomeroy

A small city in southeast Washington.  Pomeroy is the county seat of Garfield County.  The City is on US Highway-12 37 miles east of Dayton and 69 miles east of Walla Walla.

Port Angeles

Is located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north shore of the Olympic Peninsula.  It is located on US Highway 101 and is 112 mi. from Olympia.

Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow is on Ludlow Bay in Puget Sound just north of the Hood Canal Bridge.  It is also south of Port Townsend.  This historic mill town is now a resort and residential.

Port Orchard

Located on the Kitsap Peninsula south of Bremerton on Puget Sound.  The city lies on the south side of Sinclair Inlet and Bremerton is on the north side of the inlet.  The city lies west of Highway 16.

Port Townsend

Is a historic city located on Puget Sound on the north east corner of the Olympic Peninsula.  Washington State Ferries connect the city to Whidbey Island to the east.  Whidbey Island is connected to the mainland via Highway 20 by a bridge at the island’s north end.  There are also ferries to the mainland from its south end.

Potlatch

Is a village located on Highway 101.  It is 33 mi. north of Olympia and 2 mi. south of Hoodsport.

Poulsbo

Is 16 miles north of Bremerton on Highway 3 on the Kitsap Peninsula in Puget Sound.  The city lies directly west of north Seattle

Prosser

Is 45 miles southeast of Yakima on Interstate-82.  Prosser is in south central Washington in the heart of Washington’s Wine Country.

Pullman

Is the home of Washington State University.  It is 72 miles south of Spokane on Highway 195.

Purdy

Is a village 15 mi. south of Bremerton on Highway 16

Puyallup

Is located east of south Tacoma on Highway 512 and south of Federal Way on Highway 161

 

 

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Queets

Is a village owned by the Queets Indian Tribe.  It is located on Highway 101.  It is 69 mi. north of Aberdeen on the Olympic Peninsula.  There are no facilities for tourists at the village.

Quilcene

Is located on the east coast of the Olympic Peninsula 30 miles south of Sequim on Highway 101.  The village is located on Dabob Bay on Hood Canal.

Quinault

Is a village located on Lake Quinault.  It is located on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula 42 mi. north of Aberdeen.

Quincy

Is 10 mi. north of Exit 149 of Interstate 90 in central Washington.  It is 24 mi. west of Moses Lake and 49 mi. east of Ellensburg in Grant County.

 

 

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Raymond

Is 24 mi. south of Aberdeen on Highway 101. 

Redmond

Is east of Seattle at the north end of Lake Sammamish.  It west city limit is the City of Kirkland.  Highway 520 (New Floating Bridge) terminates at its east end in Redmond.  It is also 8 mi. east of Exit 18 on Interstate 405 via Highway  908.

Renton

Is located southeast of Seattle at the southern end of Lake Washington.  The downtown area is 1 mi. north of Exit 2 on Interstate 405.

Republic

Is a village at the junction of Highway 20 and Highway 21 in northeastern Washington.  It is 121 mi. northwest of Spokane.

Richland

Is one of the Tri-Cities (Kennewick / Pasco / Richland) in southeastern Washington.  It is located on the Columbia river where it turns north.

Ritzville

Is at Exit 221 on Interstate 90 in eastern Washington.  The Town is 58 mi. west of Spokane.  It has a population of around 2,000.

Roche Harbor

Is a Harbor on the northwest corner for San Juan Island.  There is a destination resort on a harbor with the same name. 

See our San Juan Island page.

Rockport

Is a small village38 mi. east of Burlington (Interstate 5 Exit 230) on State Highway 20.  There is a wonderful county park on the Skagit River here and Rockport State Park a couple of miles to the west.  Rockport is unincorporated.

Roslyn

I about 2 miles north of Exit 80 on Interstate 90 in central Washington.  It is located in the eastern foothills of the Castade Mountains.  Population about 1000

 

 

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San Juan Islands

The San Juan Archipelago is a group of islands located north of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in northwest Washington. They are in the inland waters commonly called the Greater Puget Sound.  Four of the islands, Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, and San Juan, are served by Washington State Ferries.

San Juan Island

San Juan Island is the island furthest west in the San Juan Archipelago.  To its west is Vancouver Island, a Canadian Island, and the City of Victoria.  It is served by Washington State Ferries.

Seabeck

A small village on the east bank of Hood Canal west of the City of Silverdale.

Seabrook

Washington’s newest oceanfront community.  This is a city under construction.  Located on WA-109 between Pacific Beach and Copalis Beach.

SeaTac

Is a relatively new city south of Seattle.  It is located west of Exit 152 on Interstate 5.  The city lies north, east, and south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac Airport).  Population about 24,000

Seattle

Seattle Metro Cities

Is the largest city in Washington State.  It is located at the junction of Interstate 5 and Interstate 90 on Puget Sound.  Its population is about 540,000

Seaview

A small community located on the Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington.  Its claim to fame is a 26 mile long wide sandy ocean beach facing the Pacific Ocean.

Sedro-Woolley

Skagit Valley Cities

Is located on Highway 20 in northwest Washington 5 mi. east of Exit 230 on Interstate 5.  It has a population of around 8,000

Sekiu

Is mainly a sport fishing village located on Highway 112 on the northwestern corner of the Olympic Peninsula.  Sekiu is unincorporated.

Selah

Is located 2 mi. northwest of Yakima in south-central Washington.  It has a population of around 6,000

Sequim

Is located on Highway 101 on the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula.  Sequim has a population of just under 5,000.

Shaw Island

Shaw Island is in the San Juan Archipelago.  It is south of Orcas Island just about dead center in the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington.  Shaw Island is the smallest Island served by Washington State Ferries in the San Juan Archipelago.  The island is mainly private with no overnight tourist facilities.

 

Shelton

Is on Highway 101 about 17 mi. northeast of Olympia.  It is located on southern Puget Sound. Population nearly 8,000.

Shoreline

The city is just north of Seattle and its southern limit is the Seattle City Limits.  Population 52,000.

Silvana

Is a village 2 mi. west of Exit 208 on Interstate 5.

Silver Creek

Is a village 14 mi. east of Exit 68 on Interstate 5 in southwestern Washington.

Silverdale

In on Dyes Inlet on the Kitsap Peninsula 6 mi. north of Bremerton on Highway 3

Silver Lake

Is a village 3 mi east of Exit 49 on Interstate 5.  The Mount Saint Helens visitors center is near here.

Skagit County

Skagit County Cities

Skagit County is located in NW Washington.  Its western border is in the San Juan Islands and its eastern border is the crest of the Cascade Mountains.  Mount Vernon is its county seat.

Skykomish

Is 50 mi. east of Everett on US Highway-2 on the way to Stevens Pass.  Population about 275.

Snohomish

Is 5 mi. east of Everett on Highway 2.  Population over 8,000.

Snoqualmie

The Town of Snoqualmie is located at Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90.  It has a population of around 2,000.

Snoqualmie Pass

3,022 ft summit on Interstate 90 crossing the Cascade Mountains 52 mi. east of Seattle.

Soap Lake

Is located at the Junction of Highways 17 and 28.  It is 25 mi. north of Moses Lake (Exit 179 on I-5).  Population about 1500.

South Bend

Located in southwest Washington on the Willapa River just upstream from Willapa Bay on US Highway-101.  Population around 2,000.

Sol Duc Hot Springs

One of the facilities in the Olympic National Park on the northwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula.

Spanaway

Is south of Tacoma on Highway 7 about 8 mi. south of Exit 133 on Interstate 5

Spokane

Washington’s second largest city (Pop. 189,000) it is called the Inland Empire.  It is located at Exit 279 on Interstate-90 in eastern Washington.

Sprague

Is located at Exit 245 on Interstate-90.  It is 34 mi. west of Spokane.  Population about 500.

Stanwood

Stanwood is in the northwest corner of Snohomish County. It lies just west of Interstate-5 Exit 212 on State Route 532 (WA-532 on this site). Stanwood has a population of around 4,000.  Stanwood is a little over 40 miles north of Seattle.

Startup

Is located on US Highway 2 on the west slope of the Cascade Mountains.  The town of Gold Bar is to the east and the town of Sultan is to the west.

Steilacoom

Is south of Tacoma on Puget Sound.  It is about 5 mi. north (west) of Exit 119 of Interstate-5 via the Steilacoom Rd.  Population over 6,000.

Stevens Pass

This village at the Cascade Mountain pass on US Highway-2 is mainly a snow skiing village.

Sultan

Is 22 mi. east of Everett on US Highway 2.  Population around 3,000.  US Highway-2

Sumas

Sumas is 24 mi. northeast of Bellingham on Highway 9.  It is one of four US / Canadian border crossings in western Washington.  Population around 1,000.

Sumner

Is south of Auburn and east of Tacoma on Highway 167.  Population of over 8,000.

Surfside

A small village on the northwest shore of the Long Beach Peninsula.  The village faces the 26 mile long ocean beach on the west side of the Peninsula.

Sunnyside

Is 35 mi. southeast of Yakima on Interstate 82 Exit 69.  Population over 12,000.

Suquamish

Is a small village on Puget Sound on the north end of the Kitsap Peninsula.  It is about 3 miles east of Poulsbo.

 

 

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Tacoma

Washington State’s third largest city.  It is located on Puget Sound, 36 mi. south of Seattle on Interstate-5 at Exit 132.  Population over 187,000.

Taholah

Is an Indian Village located at the north end of Highway 109 on the Pacific Ocean on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula.

Tenino

Is about 8 mi. northeast of Centralia on Highway 507 in southwest Washington. Population 1,600.

Tillicum

Is a small village located west of Exit 122 on Interstate-5.  It is unincorporated.

Tokeland

A small village located on the Pacific Coast of Washington State.  We call the area the Cranberry Peninsula which is located between Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.  WA Highway-105 goes around the peninsula.

Toledo

Is located 3 mi. east of Exit 60 on Interstate 5 in southwest Washington.  Population of around 700.

Toppenish

Is 19 mi. south of Yakima on Interstate-84 Exit 50 at the junction with US Highway-97.  Population around 8,000.  It is located by the Yakima Indian Reservation

Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities area is located in Washington State’s Wine Country in south central Washington.  The Tri-Cities are: Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland.     Washington Wine

Tukwila

The city occupies a narrow strip of land west of Interstate 5 south of Boeing Field (Airport) south of Seattle.  South of Exit 157 the city extends east of Interstate 5.  Southcenter Mall east of Interstate 5 is also in the city.  The city’s eastern border is the City of Renton and its western border is the City of Sea Tac.

Tumwater

The City is just south of Olympia and has a population of over 12,000.

Twisp

Is located in north-central Washington 153 mi. east of Interstate-5 on Highway 20 and 83 mi. north of Wenatchee on Highway 97 then 153.

 

 

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Underwood

Is a small village 66 mi. east of Vancouver on Highway 14 on the Columbia River.

Union Gap

Is 3 mi. south of Yakima on Interstate 82  It has a population of over 5,000

Uniontown

Is located about 15 mi. south of Pullman in southeast Washington on Highway 195.  Population of about 300.

University Place

Is a city southwest of Tacoma on Puget Sound.  It is about 4 mi. west of Exit 130 on Interstate-5.  Population of around 30,000

 

 

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Vancouver

Is located on the Columbia River where Interstate-5 crosses the Columbia River into Oregon.  Population over 135,000.

Vantage

Is a small village on Interstate 90 where it crosses the Columbia River at Exit 136.

Vashon

The Village of Vashon is located on Vashon Island which can be reached by Washington State Ferry from Fauntleroy in West Seattle.

 

 

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Waitsburg

Located in south central Washington about 22 miles east (actually north) of Walla Walla on US Highway-12.  Its population is around 1200.

Walla Walla

Is located in southeastern Washington on US Highway 12.  Population over 29,000.  Walla Walla is in Washington’s Wine Country.

Wapato

Is 10 mi. south of Yakima west of Interstate 84 at Exit 44.  Population around 4,000.  It is located on the Yakima Indian Reservation

Washougal

Is 10 mi. east of Vancouver on Highway 14 on the north shore of the Columbia River.  Population around 8,000.

Wenatchee

Is located where US Highway-2 crosses the Columbia River 123 miles east of Everett and 164 mi. west of Spokane.  Population over 25,000.

Westport

Is located on the south point of Grays Harbor where it meets the Pacific Ocean.  It is 18 mi. west of Aberdeen.  Population over 2,000.

Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island is located in the north end of Puget Sound.  It stretches from Fidalgo Island and Anacortes in the north to west of Mukilteo and Everett in the south.  The communities of Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Greenbank, Freeland, Langley, and Clinton are located on the island which can be accessed by ferry from Mukilteo and Port Townsend and bridge from Fidalgo Island that can also be accessed by bridge via Highway-20.

Winthrop

Is located in north-central Washington 142 mi. east of Interstate-5 on Highway 20 and 94 mi. north of Wenatchee on Highway 97 then WA-153 then Hwy 20.  Population nearly 400.  Winthrop on the North Cascades Scenic Byway page.

Woodinville

I east of Bothell at the north end of Lake Washington.  It is on Highway 522 – 1 mi. east of Exit 23 on Interstate 405.  Population over 10,000.

Woodland

A small town along the Columbia River south of Longview in southwest Washington

 

 

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Yakima

Is in south-central Washington 31 mi. south of Interstate-90 on Interstate-82 at Exit 34.   Population over 65,000.

Yarrow Point

An exclusive lake front residential community in the Seattle Metropolitan area just northwest of downtown Bellevue.  Population of around 1,500.

Yelm

Is 13 mi. southeast of Exit 111 on Interstate-5 southeast of Olympia.  Population about 3,000.

 

 

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Zillah

Is 20 mi. southeast of Yakima on Interstate-82 Exit 54.  Population about 2,500.

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