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Welcome to Vashon Island!
Vashon Island is a rural paradise nestled in the waters of Puget Sound between Seattle and Tacoma. Accessible only by ferry, the island lifestyle is slower paced, friendly and diverse, a veritable haven for those looking to get away from hectic city life.
The island is 48 square miles, stretching 12 miles north to south. Country roads wind through thick evergreen forests and sunny pastoral settings displaying glorious vistas of the Sound and surrounding mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to the island to enjoy the beautiful scenery for bicycling, kayaking, hiking and beachcombing.
There is an eclectic mix of approximately 11,000 people that call Vashon home. It is a small, tight knit and diverse community. The island is home to many painters, potters, jewelers, musicians and writers, as well as Washington's oldest community arts center, the Blue Heron.