Vashon Island is located west of Seattle in Puget Sound. Homes for sale in Vashon Island include foreclosures (bank-owned homes), short sales, new construction, luxury and traditional resale homes. Home styles range from condos to townhomes and single-family homes.
Vashon Island is located just a short ferry ride from West Seattle, across the Fauntleroy and downtown ferry routes. Vashon is a fairly rural island despite its large land mass, with 37 square miles of land and just 11,000 residents. Sometimes referred to as Vashon-Maury Island for its Siamese island appendage, the Vashon and Maury area are known for their artists and farmers, while a large number of residents commute to Tacoma and Seattle for more traditional work.
Vashon Island sits between Seattle and Tacoma. It's a 25-minute ferry ride from Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal to Vashon Island North-End Ferry Terminal. Three ferries going to Vashon Island are Southworth to Vashon Island North-End Ferry Terminal, Fauntleroy to Vashon Island North-End Ferry Terminal, and Point Defiance to Tahlequah Ferry Terminal. Vashon Island has a small downtown with shops and restaurants. Some restaurants in the downtown area such as MAY KITCHEN + BAR (Thai restaurant), Island Queen (which serves burgers and ice cream), The Rock Island Pizza, Glass Bottle Creamery (Ice Cream Shop), Zamorana (Mexican restaurant), and Snapdragon (Vegetarian restaurant). Residents in Vashon Island celebrate the yearly tradition of the Strawberry Festival in the early part of July. The festival has a parade, crafts, arts, music, and the biggest attraction is strawberry desserts.
Vashon Island has many farms such as Forest Garden Farm, Northbourne Farm, Venison Valley Farm & Creamery, Plum Forest Farm, Midlife Crisis Farms, Misty Isle Farms, and Pacific Crest Farm. When you're visiting Vashon Island, don't miss to visit the waterside park named Point Robinson Lighthouse at 3705 SW Point Robinson Rd. It's a nice place to bring your family for a picnic. The community pools in Vashon Island that offer swim lessons are Vashon Pool in 9526 SW 204th St and Vashon Athletic Club in 19120 Vashon Hwy SW. Schools in Vashon Island are McMurray Middle School, Chautauqua Elementary School, Vashon Island High School, Carpe Diem Primary School, and The Harbor School. And the public library is Vashon Library at 17210 Vashon Hwy SW. See all new listings in Vashon Island on SeattleHome.com.
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