Trying to find the perfect lot for your new one-of-a-kind, energy-efficient Reality Home? Look no further than Washington State. With a roaring economy, unchallenged natural beauty, and bountiful regional amenities, the state has some of the most desirable land in the country. Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, or just starting to plan for that vacation cabin that you’ve been talking about for years, Washington has a great lot to fit your needs.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite places in the state to buy land.
Conveniently located between Tacoma and Seattle, Auburn exudes small-town charm just a bus or train ride away from two of the largest cities in the state. This growing small city has seen steady increases in home sales over the past decade due in part to the relatively low cost of living and abundance of family-friendly amenities, like botanic gardens, parks, and museums. You can also find land in Auburn for under $10.00 per square foot, which compared to nearby cities is a steal!
If you favor a more low-cost, recreation-rich kind of living, Cheney is a great place to consider purchasing land. This small community of just under 12,000 in the Spokane Valley has an agricultural, college-town feel, with friendly residents enjoying hiking through the nearby Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, perfecting their swings at the Fairways Golf Course, and rooting for their local Eastern Washington University sports teams — GO EAGLES! Property tax rates in Cheney are reasonable, and in some areas, you can pick up land for less than $1.00 per square foot! At those prices, you can’t afford not to check out Cheney.
Nestled in rural unincorporated Spokane County, Mead has just over 7,000 residents and boasts a plethora of outdoor activities just minutes away, including hunting, fishing, and hiking. The town also has a budding techy underbelly and houses a popular computer game development firm. With median home values hovering around $350,000 and vacant land prices dipping under $1.00 per square foot in some areas, buying land in Mead is a great opportunity for retirees or thrift-minded investors to secure affordable lots.
Salmon Creek is located less than 20 miles north of Portland and offers scenic views of Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens, as well as year-round recreation at its local parks, regional trail systems, and nearby wildlife refuge. With a population just under 20,000 and proximity to Portland’s many entertainment, food, and shopping offerings, Salmon Creek is perfect if you’re looking for a suburban-sized lot just a stone’s throw away from urban amenities. We found several lots for sale for under $10.00 per square foot. And with above-average household incomes and steady home value increases, purchasing land in Salmon Creek is a great opportunity to take advantage of an appreciating metropolitan housing market.
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