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Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 30, 2019 8:40:32 AM
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With thriving cities like Tacoma and Olympia surrounded by spectacular national forests, it’s easy to see why people move to the South Puget Sound area. Whether you want to be near the hustle and bustle of the tech industry or enjoy the coastal life, the Pacific Northwest lifestyle is hard to beat.

If you’re looking to put down some roots in the region by building a new custom home, you’re going to need the perfect plot of land. We’ve gathered some local land listings to help you in your search. From tidy little lots near the sound in Hoodsport to a sprawling homestead by the sea in Port Angeles, you can envision your dream home on one of these properties.

Home Options in Hoodsport

There are currently several lots available in Hoodsport, both in subdivisions and as standalone properties.

This lot on a quiet road near Lake Kokanee is available on North Bass Place. Surrounded by woods and just down the street from the park, the kids will love exploring here in the summertime.

Listing price: $97,500

Size: 2.33 acres

Location: 300 N. Cushman Ridge Drive, Hoodsport, WA

Located on the more secluded west side of Lake Cushman, this private waterfront lot is a great vacation getaway or retirement option. There is an existing driveway that leads to the cleared portion of the lot, so some of the site work has already been done. A trail through the woods leads down the gentle slope to the water, where you can swim or put in a dock for your boat. Splash around in the creek that runs through the property, and to explore more trails, head down the street to Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman.


Listing price: $145,000

Size: 5.36 acres

Location: 120 N. Cushman Ridge Drive, Hoodsport, WA

Just down the street, you’ll find a rare opportunity for a larger lot on which the entire property is located on the water side of the road. With its own little cove that spans 860 feet of waterfront, you can have the vacation retreat you have always dreamed of. With multiple building and/or camping spots available, there’s also room for the extended family to spend an entire season together. A floating dock already exists, so you can start boating and playing on the water before your house is even finished. Enjoy both water views and the Mount Rainier vista on this gorgeous lakeside property.

Coastal Escape in Hoquiam

Listing price: $40,000

Size: 5.0 acres

Location: WA-109, Hoquiam, WA

Lake life is great, but some people just need to be close to the sea. This five-acre lot in Hoquiam is less than 15 minutes from the beach and close to all of the amenities you might need. Suitable for either a vacation home or a permanent residence, this property has an elementary, middle, and high school within just a few miles. This wooded lot will require some site work, so factor that into your budget when deciding which floor plan to build.

A City Lot in Chehalis

Listing price: $42,500

Size: 0.25 acres

Location: 1885 SE Maple Drive, Chehalis, WA

About half an hour south of Olympia, Chehalis has a highly desirable school district, so it’s great for families who work in the area or commute to the north. This prime hilltop location may be small, but it feels spacious and open with tons of natural light and views of the town below and the mountains in the distance. Consider building a porch so you can take in the sunsets over the peaks. Located just five minutes from Interstate 5, this is a perfect home for commuters who want to escape the busy city life while still enjoying nearby restaurants, shops, and other amenities. The adjoining lot is also available if you want a larger yard or the potential to build an additional home in the future.

A Developed Site in Shelton

Listing price: $60,000

Size: 2.0 acres

Location: 143 SE Lynch Road, Shelton, WA

If you’re looking for a site that is ready to build, this developed lot in Shelton could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. The site is level and has already been cleared, which means you save both time and money during the homebuilding process. The septic design has already been approved for up to four bedrooms, so you have ample options when deciding which custom home floor plan is right for you. If you’re into water-based activities, you’ll have easy access to several Puget Sound inlets. With Olympia just 20 minutes away, this property is perfect for commuters and retirees who want to live near the city but maintain a quieter lifestyle.

Waterfront in Pacific Beach

Listing price: $229,000

Size: 0.19 acres

Location: 24 Diamond Drive, Moclips, WA

If you have dreamed of living on the beach, this creekfront property could be the perfect spot to build your new home. Just steps away from the beach, you can take in the natural beauty of the sea every day. The lot has been cleared, and power and water are available, so minimal site work is required. The septic system has been approved for two bedrooms, making it suitable for a vacation home or permanent retirement residence. If you’re not quite ready to build, bring the RV on the weekends and make s’mores in the existing fire pit. There’s also a small shed on the property for storing equipment and tools. Pacific Beach State Park is just across the creek, so you’ll always have plenty to explore.

A Pristine Playground in Port Angeles

Listing price: $665,000

Size: 69.82 acres

Location: Deer Park Road, Port Angeles, WA

Settle into the breathtaking Olympic Peninsula on this expansive lot with almost 70 acres of pristine forest. The lot is untouched, giving you the opportunity to truly make it your own. The location is perfect for a family vacation home, or turn it into an income-generating venture serving the many visitors who come to the area for recreation all year long. Just a few miles from Olympic National Park and Port Angeles, you and your guests will have access to world-class outdoor activities and the charming local sights. Additional opportunities include harvesting the timber or subdividing the property into several smaller lots for development. If you have always dreamed of building a lodge, retreat, or campground, the potential is there for all of it. Of course, you can keep it all to yourself and enjoy acres of private forest land and easy access to the sea.


If you’re still deciding where to live in South Puget Sound, check out some of these available properties and see if they are the right fit for your family. Spend a weekend on Lake Cushman to get a feel for the local neighborhoods, or head to the coast to get inspired by the stunning views. Wherever you decide to live, the folks at the local Adair Homes office are here to help you build the home of your dreams. Schedule an appointment in our Olympia office or give us a call to learn more.

To learn more about one of these land listings, call the South Puget Sound branch to get more information.

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