Land is a limited resource with high demand. Investing in land is a smart move for those who want an asset that will retain its value and present opportunities for development.
Washington State offers parcels of land in various locations. Some of the most coveted lots can be found along Lake Chelan and Lake Wenatchee, though investors will find plenty of inland lots as well.
Land for Sale Methow Valley
Tucked away in the foothills of the North Cascade’s mountain range, Methow Valley is a popular year-round recreation area that offers countless opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, and boating. Spanning 60 miles, this glacial valley stretches from Pateros to Mazama right along the scenic Methow River. It rests at the center of North Washington and the Okanogan National Forest, eastward from the North Cascades National Park.
The valley’s natural beauty is the result of excellent planning and zoning. Its wild lands and waters are protected by local conservation groups that care deeply for the environment. Outdoor enthusiasts will especially love this area, though buyers in search of privacy and seclusion will also enjoy living here.
It consists of the towns of Winthrop, Mazama, and Twisp. From Highway 20, the first town you’ll find on the corridor is Mazama, which is the most remote of the three towns. Visitors will find a hub of trails, a few hotels, and the Mazama Country Store.
About 15 miles down the road, buyers will find Winthrop, a town with an old western flair. There are several restaurants, boutiques, a bookstore, and a bakery.
Twisp is located at the base of the valley, roughly nine miles south of Winthrop. This is where locals come to congregate, buy hardware, stock up on groceries, or get an oil change. There are a number of excellent restaurants, as well as a vibrant arts community. It is widely regarded as an outdoor destination in the northwest.
When the North Cascades Scenic Highway is passable, residents can enjoy a scenic drive from Seattle. However, when Washington Pass is closed during the winter months, residents must enter the valley from Wenatchee in the south.
Methow Valley gets a great deal of activity in the summer months when tourists and residents alike take advantage of the temperate weather. Rafting and fly fishing are popular activities.
There are also two annual music festivals, namely Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival and Rhythm and Blues Festival.
In the winter, the valley offers over 200 kilometers of groomed trails for cross-country skiers of all skill levels.
Land for Sale in Wenatchee, WA
The Wenatchee Valley, known as the Apple Capital of the World, covers an area that consists of gorgeous beaches, arid desert landscapes, and alpine wilderness along the Columbia River.
It is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, who can go whitewater rafting at the Wenatchee River, water skiing at Columbia River, and skiing at Mission Ridge.
Upon entering the valley, visitors will find lush orchards that grow apples, pears, and cherries. In the spring months, the mountainside gets covered in balsamroot, a local wildflower.
The valley is made up of the sister cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, as well as the small town of Cashmere, which lies 10 miles to the west.
The city of Wenatchee has a population of more than 34,000 and a land area of 7.86 square miles.
The Wenatchee Urban Area’s population is roughly twice that of the city,
Looking to buy or sell a home in Chelan, Manson, Orondo, Brewster, Pateros, Twisp, or Winthrop, or other nearby communities? Get in touch with Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties at 509-682-7777, or send an email to info(at)cbchelan(dotted)com.