Anacortes Real Estate
If you’re a person who enjoys all aspects of island living, then Anacortes might be your version of paradise. If you’re a sailor, there’s no lack of entertaining day trips (or longer) to keep your skills sharp. Anglers won’t be disappointed, either. If you’re into hiking or biking, there’s plenty for you, too. You’ll find amazing local seafood, quaint bed and breakfasts and cozy little bookshops. In this northernmost part of Skagit County, there’s always something to do.
What are the Communities of Anacortes?
- Guemes Island
With fewer than 700 people, Guemes Island is a great place for privacy and seclusion. There’s not much in the way of amenities, but it’s only about eight minutes to Anacortes by ferry.
- Old Town
On the northern tip of the island, Old Town is known for live music and lively pubs. Within walking distance of downtown Anacortes, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to spend your time.
- San Juan Passage
The San Juan Passage neighborhood is right on the coast with terrific views. It’s only a hop, skip and a jump away to Washington Park: 220 acres of campgrounds, boating and outdoor enthusiasts’ dreamland.
- Sunset Cove
Even closer to Washington Park, Sunset Cove is partly at the seashore, and has the easiest access to Shannon Point Marine Center, an instructional and research extension of Western Washington University. With stunning architecture and design, and a private beach for residents of the community, you won’t find anything to complain about here.
Living in Skyline gives you Burrows Bay to the east and Flounder Bay to the west. Marinas (and boats) abound; you’ll also take advantage of tennis courts and more than a couple parks.
- Similk Bay
With the culturally rich Swinomish Reservation to the west and gorgeous, bayside homes to the east, Similk Bay is where the beauty of Skagit Bay begins.
Parkside is the ideal location for the commuter. Right on local bus lines and close to the ferry terminal at Flounder Bay, it’s easy to get where you need to go.
Getting Around in Anacortes
Ferries. The sometimes-harsh realities that go hand-in-hand with island life. Lucky for you, the Washington State Ferry Service and Skagit County work hard to keep the ferries running smoothly, punctually and often. As long as you make your vehicle reservation, which you can do online without creating an account, you shouldn’t experience any problems. You can make a reservation, plan your trip and get answers to your ferry questions here.
What Makes Anacortes Special?
A colorful, successful history and offering a strong sense of community are just two things that come to mind when thinking about how unique Anacortes and its surrounding islands and neighborhoods are. From annual festivals and celebrations to amazing views and wildlife, there isn’t anything here that isn’t interesting to someone.