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Clinton, an unincorporated town at the south end of Whidbey Island, is the site of the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry terminal.  Dozens of businesses, stores, restaurants and tourist attractions serve visitors and the local community.

In 1870 Frank Ball first settled the area now called Clinton. The town was first named Phinney, but was renamed Clinton in the 1880's after the hometown of H. C. Hinman, a local store owner from Michigan.  Farms, orchards, and logging spurred Clinton's growth.  By the early 1900's Clinton was a regular stop on the steamer runs.

Clinton's hillside views take in Saratoga Passage, Everett, Camano Island and the Cascade Mountains.  The Dan Porter Memorial Park has a full array of recreational facilities.  Deer Lake Park offers good fishing and swimming.  The southern tip of the Island, Possession Point, offers Department of Natural Resources public beaches that are home to red rock and Dungeness crabs.  These beaches are accessible only by boat.  Clinton's Possession Park offers picnic sites, boat launch, beaches, fishing from the shore, and beautiful views.  Beach combing and bird watching are favorite pastimes in this peaceful sanctuary of simple pleasures.

In addition to homes clustered on the beach and hillside overlooking the ferry landing that anchors this south Whidbey community, the Clinton area offers beachfront homes in more secluded neighborhoods.  Inland, expect a smattering of neighborhoods, but most of the housing inventory is sited on expansive acreages.  It's an area in which solitude is easily achieved.

My analysis of the 2010 real estate market shows a total of 60 homes sold in Clinton ranging in price from $75,000 to $950,000.  Median sold price = $355,500.  Average square feet = 1,971.  Cumulative days on market = 159.  Percentage of list price to sold price = 95.21%.

Of these, there were a total of 8 waterfront homes sold ranging from $315,000 to $950,000.  Median sold price = $627,500.  Average square feet = 1,580.  Cumulative days on market = 194.  Percentage of list price to sold price = 90.70%.

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Oak Harbor, WA

  • Oak Harbor, located on the north end of Whidbey Island with a population of 22,980, has city amenities with the friendliness of a small town.  Irish immigrants settled here in the 1850's, followed by the Dutch about 40 years later.
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Coupeville, WA

  • Coupeville, with a population of 1,915, is the oldest town on Whidbey Island.  Isaac Ebey staked the first claim in 1850, and the town was officially incorporated in 1910.  Coupeville is located on the east side of the Island, ove
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Greenbank, WA

  • Greenbank, an unincorporated community with a population of around 250, sits on a rolling sweep of land at Whidbey Island's narrowest point.  Greenbank is a community of agricultural, rural residential, recreational, and forest lan
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Freeland, WA

  • Freeland, the fastest growing community on Whidbey Island, was free land that originally enticed settlers to homestead this section of Whidbey Island.  The land, unfortunately, is no longer free, but many people are still finding it a
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Langley, WA

  • Langley, with a population of 1,080, overlooks the Saratoga Passage.  Historic buildings, flower-filled walkways, fine restaurants, and eclectic shops, make this little waterfront town an enjoyable place to explore.  Browse for ha
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