There are several new home communities on Whidbey Island as well as the ability to buy a lot and have a home constructed. We have some great architects and builders here on Whidbey.
Something older more your thing? There are historic properties throughout Whidbey Island and the towns of Oak Harbor, Coupeville, and Langley have a good concentration of historic homes.
Most of our Island is rural, but there are pockets of higher-density, mostly found in and around the towns of Clinton, Langley, Freeland, Coupeville, and Oak Harbor. However, there are developments and communities that were built primarily to take advantage of recreational opportunities along the water all along the Whidbey coastline.
Want a little more elbow room? If you want your own acreage to farm, raise animals, have an amazing garden, or just want privacy, there is an abundance of these on Whidbey Island. Want one with a view? We’ve got it!
The hardest part is choosing if you want a home in-town, with a view of the water, something more secluded, lakefront, or something else specialized. Some areas may have limits on short-term rentals, so if this is a goal of yours, let’s talk!
According to Island County, there are 54 parks facilities on Whidbey and Camano Islands – including parks for athletics, hikers, equestrian, mountain biking, and fishing. There are also 9 or 10 (depending on how you count them) State Parks.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind kayak or paddleboard experience? Check! Birdwatching? Just check out the Whidbey Audubon Society. Hiking and biking or golf? We’ve got it! In fact, it seems like Whidbey was designed for the outdoor enthusiast.
From multiple art galleries to two thriving theatre companies and the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, DjangoFest, a Shakespeare Festival, artist studio tours, glass blowing studios, artistic and writing retreats and more, Whidbey is a hubbub of artistic creativity.
Whidbey’s farming legacy is well-established and to this day, farming is at the core of Whidbey’s culture. From historic Greenbank Farm to fourth-generation farms and new farmers who have shrugged off corporate culture to develop new crops, farming is alive, well, and feeding Whidbey families. Want to be a part of our agricultural heritage or just enjoy the fruits of your neighbor’s labor? I’ve got a spot for that!
We’ve got shopping too! Large grocery and hardware stores along with plenty of smaller shops with local businesses. Oak Harbor is the largest and most commercial spot for shopping on the island, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find what you are looking for in our other communities. Just ask!