Oak Harbor Makes List of Wealthiest Small Towns in America

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Did you know that Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. proudly serves clients in Oak Harbor and also throughout Whidbey Island? Bloomberg recently reported that Oak Harbor ranks number 17 of 20 on its “Wealthiest Small Towns in America” list, based upon information from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Oak Harbor is Whidbey Island’s largest incorporated city and home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.¬†Deception Pass Bridge, a National Historic Monument since 1982 (pictured above), is actually two spans that link Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island (Anacortes) over Canoe Pass and Deception Pass. The bridge is one of the scenic wonders and destinations of the Pacific Northwest!

For additional information about the services Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. provides, or if you are considering buying or selling a property, please contact us today! Our team of full-time brokers is available daily for all of your real estate needs at (360) 941-3734 and Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com, or stop by our Anacortes office located in Old Town at 809 7th St. We look forward to working for you!

JUST LISTED: 1418 Georgia Ave. in Anacortes

MLS #1097041 Р$389,500 РOpen House 1-3 p.m. Sat.,  April 1, and Sun., April 2

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Just steps from Cranberry Lake, 1418 Georgia Ave. in Anacortes is a beautifully rebuilt one-level home with a filtered view of Guemes Channel.

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Taken down to the studs in 2015, the home has all new electrical, plumbing, insulation, windows, skylights, water heater, driveway, solid doors and light fixtures! The kitchen and both baths were elegantly refinished in 2016.

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This clean home has an efficient and open floor plan, designer finishes, refinished hardwood floors, low maintenance landscaping, RV parking and a fully fenced yard, contact us today to schedule a showing!

Team Groesbeck is available daily for all of your real estate needs at (360) 941-3734, and join us from 1-3 p.m. on Sat., April 1, and Sun., April 2, for an open house at the home!

Beautifully Refurbished Victorian in Old Town Anacortes

MLS #1041088 – $739,000

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Built in 1910, this beautifully refurbished Queen Anne Victorian style home in Old Town  Anacortes is an absolute must see.

Set on a large corner lot, imagine coming home through your gated front yard with pristine landscaping, planter boxes and flag stone ornamentation.  Enter through the front door, which was salvaged from the Anacortes Masonic Temple, into a spacious and naturally lighted hallway.  You will notice a unique vintage phone booth under the staircase, perfect for a private conversation. The grand staircase, built from reclaimed Oregon timbers, leads to the grand first master suite.

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Complete with touches to the past, the first master suite features a cast iron bathtub from an old Seattle mansion, a lovely dresser from the Wally Funk family.  A lovely Juliette balcony overlooks Causland Park providing an oasis unlike any other.

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Designed to accommodate three chefs, the kitchen features ample prep space.  South American Ipe hardwood is used on the counter tops and island. The flooring is Marmoleum, a one of a kind environmentally friendly material made of linseed oil, resins, cork flour, limestone and wood that is adhered to a nontoxic jute backing.

Relax in the living room lounge with your guests, natural light and immaculate South American Ipe hardwood floors equipped with a hydronic circulating heating system, or perhaps entertain in the formal dining room.  Allowing for additional space for guests, off the dining room is an office space that can double as a bonus reading room.

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Additional features of this home include a large detached garage and a music room.  The owner used only environmentally friendly and re-purposed materials that do not emit harmful fumes when restoring this masterpiece home.

Located at 1118 7th St. in the heart of downtown Anacortes, this gorgeous residence is a must see!

Please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC for additional information or to schedule a private showing and click here to view additional photos (no subscription required).

Stunning Mt. Vernon Estate on Nearly 5 Acres

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13854 Marihugh Rd. (MLS #1094358) in Mount Vernon is a stunning custom timber frame home on a level lot, just shy of 5 acres with approximately 2 acres of private trails on the property!

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Featuring extraordinary design and natural materials including birch wood and fir, the home has soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, concrete floors, light-filled rooms and main level living and picturesque views.

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Outside there are multiple decks and room to entertain, in addition to a 3 car attached garage, multiple outbuildings, covered RV parking and a huge shop ‚Äď all within quick access to I-5.

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For more information about this property, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC daily at (360) 941-3734.

Darling Remodeled Anacortes Bugalow – 1115 11th St.

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1115 11th St. in Anacortes (MLS #1063568) is a darling remodeled bungalow just one block from town center listed for $225,000.

Move-in ready with plenty of room to add on, this home feels larger than its square footage due to the back covered porch and no space is wasted.

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Featuring a huge fenced backyard and alley access for RV or boat parking, building a garage could also be possible, or add a second story for a water view!

For additional information about this home or to schedule a showing, please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com for all of your real estate needs!

Anacortes Vintage Market April 28-29

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Sassy Frass Company presents April in Paris Vintage and Gift Show Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, at the Port Transit Event Center located at 100 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes.

Tickets are available now and are limited for Friday’s Sip and Shop from 6 to 9 p.m. for $20.

Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the entrance fee is $7.

All vendors will be fully stocked with home décor, garden goodies, antiques, repurposed, upcycled items ready to find a new home with you.

A canned good drive will also take place both days, and more information about the event can be found online HERE.

March 19: Free State Parks Day

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Deception Pass and other parks throughout Washington will allow entrance without a Discover Pass on Sunday, March 19, in recognition of Washington State Parks turning 104 years old.

The Discover Pass is regularly $30 for an annual pass and $10 for a day pass and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.

Additional free days this year include April 15, April 22, June 3, and June 10.

For more information, visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.

OPEN HOUSE: 4713 Schooner Dr., Anacortes – March 18 & 19

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Join Team Groesbeck for an open house of 4713 Schooner Dr. in Anacortes‘ San Juan Passage community on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, from 1 to 4¬†p.m.

Listed for sale at $550,000, this open floor plan 3 bedroom (one on main level), 2 bathroom home features exquisite craftsmanship and Cape Cod architecture and upper-level views of the Guemes Channel and ferries. A main level gas fireplace, gorgeous hardwood floors, an elegant kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances and granite counters allow for a great entertaining space.  A neutral yet tasteful wall color palette, crown molding and high ceiling add to the elegance of this home.

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For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC daily at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Maritime Speaker Series March 18 at Anacortes Public Library

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Attend the final presentation of the Maritime Speaker Series at the Anacortes Public Library on Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. ¬†The topic will be ‚ÄúGilkey Tugs and the Bahada‚Äôs Final Demise.‚ÄĚ Hear about the sinking of this vessel from Shawn Murphy.

The Anacortes Public Library located at 1220 10th St.  For more information, please contact the library at (360) 293-1910.

Visit AnacortesRealEstateBlog.com for more community event details and Anacortes real estate information.

Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture March 17

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As part of the Friends of Skagit Beaches Protecting Skagit Marine Resources lecture series, join the group Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m.

The topic of discussion will be¬†‚ÄúSound in the Salish Sea,‚ÄĚ with Scott Veirs Ph.D, oceanographer, president, Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School.

Lectures will be held at the Northwest Educational Service District 189 Building located at 1601 R. Avenue in Anacortes.

Friends of Skagit Beaches was established in 2008 by a group of Skagit County Beach Watcher Volunteers to develop local financial support for volunteer programs and activities in Skagit County aimed at protecting our marine shorelines and nearshore waters through education, citizen science, and stewardship projects.

For more details, visit skagitbeaches.org.