Lopez Island is one of the San Juan Islands, located in Puget Sound (the Salish Sea) north of Seattle and just south of the Canadian border. The islands are reached by small airplanes, private boats, or the Washington State Ferry System which transports passengers and vehicles. Known for its rural character, it is home to many artisans and craftsmen, farmers and fishermen, and folks who just like to be away from the hubbub of busy cities. The community is small (about 2400 full-time residents) and close-knit. Of all the ferry served islands, Lopez Island is known as the “friendly island” because everyone waves at you. Also known for bicycling because it has lots of rolling hills but is generally easy bicycling.
In the spring there is the Tour De Lopez non-competitive bicycle ride, and in July a true home-town parade on the 4th of July followed by spectacular fireworks put on by a community supported organization. There is also a very special Farmers Market from May to September, lots of concerts, and chances to visit artist studios – as well as many other activities open to the community. There are lots of beaches, parks and trails to explore where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors.
From summer cabin to full time residences, there is something for everyone on Lopez Island. Please let us help you find the right real estate for you and your family.
Click here for some general information about Lopez Island such as demographics, weather, schools, and places of worship.
For more information about visiting Lopez Island, go to our Chamber of Commerce website: www.lopezisland.com.