Upgrades include marble floor in all three bathrooms and backsplash tile in the kitchen. This peaceful place is great for retirement, for artists, or for a new family, in a charming little town - Anacortes - with no traffic jam, plenty of intriguing boutique shops, many events and great nightlife, as well as endless clam and crab hunting, boating, and hiking. The main room has a Caribbean flair with high ceilings, a ceiling fan, and shutter window.
The place is attracting more and more Californians for its pace of living, beautiful views, and much more affordable lifestyle. The ownwer, a former Bay Area home owner and resident, just bought one of the last bigger homes still available in the same development. If you come from California, you won't feel alone!
Location: 4712 Schooner Dr Anacortes, WA 98221.
Contact: Sandi Davidson, John L Scott Anacortes. See the listing, here.
To my California friends: There is no income tax in Washington state. You can work for an employer in California, being a resident in WA, and avoid the heavy CA state income taxes, property taxes, and big HOA fees. I have worked in CA while being a resident in WA for many years, flying every week to San Francisco. I still love CA and have investigated great homes for sale in San Diego or Santa Barbara that I coud afford (and there were quite a few), before deciding on that big luxury home in Anacortes. Even today, much of my income still comes from CA. If you can work from home or your employer allows you (and pay for) to travel to the Bay Area on a regurlar basis, this could be a fantastic opportunity. And just like many people in the Bay Area, I am a technology guy (data scientist.)