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Mason County Real Estate

 

Welcome to Mason County, the jewel of Washington state! 

Mason County is a favorite vacation destination for visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Easily accessible off the I-5 corridor, we're just a short drive from the greater Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia
area (two hours from almost anywhere on Puget Sound).

With its 350 miles of unspoiled, uncrowded shoreline, abundant shellfish, rural and relaxing communities and endless scenic, recreational and cultural activities, it's easy to see why visitors choose Mason County.

Mason County has a land mass of 618,800 acres, the equivalent of 967 square miles. Portions of Hood Canal and Puget Sound within the county's boundaries account for a considerable water surface. Approximately two-thirds of the county's lands are forested, with one-half in public ownership. Olympic National Park and the National Forest cover 275 square miles in the northwest corner of the County.

Today in 2004, Mason County is a community with an estimated population of 50,800. Shelton, the county seat and the only incorporated city in the county, has a population of approximately 8,695. Belfair, located in North Mason County, is on the verge of incorporating. Statistically, the realistic population density for the county, taking the public and private forest lands out of the computation, is approximately 140 per square mile.

Its conveniently close enough to visit, yet far enough to escape the busy urban existence of everyday life

Surrounded by the majestic Olympic Mountains to the west and situated along the shores of southern Puget Sound
on the Kitsap Peninsula, Mason County has blue skies above and forest greenery almost everywhere you look. The inner banks of Hood Canal are a popular draw for all types of water recreation - shellfish gathering, fishing, boating, scuba-diving and swimming.

For information on county government, contact the
National Association of Counties Web site.
Mason County Real Estate, Shelton Real Estate, Lake Limerick Real Estate, Olympia Real Estate, Timberlakes Real Estate, Alderbrook Real Estate, Elma Real Estate,
Richard Beckman
Richard Beckman
Broker / Owner