In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.Bethel School District includes most of Graham. Some parts of northeast Graham are in the Orting School District, and small portions of Graham to the north are in the Puyallup School District.The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,824, and the median income for a family was $55,800. Males had a median income of $45,348 versus $25,802 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,126. About 4.4% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
What city in Washington state is closest to the Canadian border?
Blaine is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The city’s northern boundary is the Canada–U.S. border; the Peace Arch international monument straddles the border of both countries.
Graham is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, United States. It is located 16 miles southeast of Tacoma. The population was 23,491 at the 2010 census and grew to 32,658 at the 2020 census.As of the census of 2000, there were 8,739 people, 2,989 households, and 2,427 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 407.9 people per square mile (157.5/km). There were 3,120 housing units at an average density of 145.6/sq mi (56.2/km). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.15% White, 1.28% African American, 1.28% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 4.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.
There were 2,989 households, out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.20.
The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.
In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.Blaine had a small airport, which was popular with light aircraft owners for its low fuel prices and because it had less fog than other nearby airports. The runway measured 2539 × 40 feet (774 × 12 m). The Blaine city government operated automated fuel pumps. In the spring of 2006 the city government removed several tall trees south of the runway as a safety precaution. Then in 2007, the City Council voted to close the airport before the end of 2008. The airport was officially closed on December 31, 2008. The land upon which the airport rests is adjacent to a shopping center and light industrial park. The area is now zoned for mixed use development, including light industrial manufacturing and commercial.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.43 square miles (21.83 km), of which, 5.63 square miles (14.58 km) is land and 2.80 square miles (7.25 km) is water. Blaine’s motto is “Where America Begins”: the community is also known as “The Gateway to the Pacific Northwest”, and the “Peace Arch City”. All these phrases are commentaries on Blaine’s unique locale. It lies at the northernmost point of the north-south U.S. Interstate 5 and next to Drayton Harbor and Boundary Bay (the southward extension of Boundary Bay is officially named and often referred to as Semiahmoo Bay).
Is Washington one of the most beautiful states?
One of the biggest reasons Washington is the most beautiful state in America is due to the diversity of landscapes. You can see everything from glaciated mountains to temperate rain forests and miles of rocky beaches.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,684 people, 1,994 households, and 1,291 families residing in the city. The population density was 832.0 inhabitants per square mile (321.2/km). There were 2,346 housing units at an average density of 416.7 per square mile (160.9/km). The racial makeup of the city was 86.5% White, 1.4% African American, 0.9% Native American, 5.1% Asian, 1.3% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,900, and the median income for a family was $45,056. Males had a median income of $36,381 versus $23,561 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,333. About 10.2% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
Construction of a new Land Port of Entry (LPOE) was completed by the U.S. General Services Administration in 2011. A large public art installation entitled “Non-Sign II” was erected near the crossing booths. The art piece is a “blank space” in the shape of a billboard sign, surrounded by a mass of twisted metal rods. On the Canadian side, a new Port of Entry building was constructed by the Canada Border Services Agency. It was officially opened by Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan on August 20, 2009. It was built partly to reduce delays for travelers coming to the 2010 Winter Olympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler February 12–28, 2010.There were 1,496 households, out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96.
In 2006, a local group called the Blaine Peace Alliance unsuccessfully solicited City Council support to formalize a sister-city relationship with Pugwash, Nova Scotia, where promotion of world peace had been an ongoing effort for 50 years. Because Pugwash affiliated itself with the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, the Council ruled such a connection would be “political”. Shortly thereafter, the Alliance disbanded.
Blaine is home to two main West Coast ports of entry between the United States and Canada. The Peace Arch Border Crossing, which is the northern terminus of I-5 and southern terminus of B.C. provincial Highway 99, serves as the primary passenger vehicle port of entry. The Pacific Highway Border Crossing, approximately one mile to the east, serves as the primary point of entry for heavy truck traffic, and thus is also known as the Truck Crossing. The latter is reached via Washington State Route 543 which departs I-5 on the south side of Blaine and connects at the border to B.C.’s Highway 15 (Surrey’s 176th Street) and then to the Trans-Canada Highway.International border intrigue has always been a part of Blaine’s ambiance. Smuggling became an underground industry in 1919 with the passage of the Volstead Act banning liquor sale and use in the United States. Rum-running and border jumping thrived along Blaine’s shared coastline with British Columbia, due in part to the area’s largest whiskey still being located on Texada Island, which is located in the northern Strait of Georgia offshore from the city of Powell River, British Columbia. This continued until Prohibition was repealed in 1933 (coincidentally, the US Congressional law which re-legalized alcohol is named the Blaine Act). In subsequent decades, the situation was reversed due to restrictive drinking and entertainment laws in British Columbia, notably a ban on Sunday drinking, which led to Blaine and its sister border towns of Point Roberts and Sumas booming with taverns and adult entertainment of various kinds. Those days are long gone and now Blaine’s retail sector consists of goods such as gasoline, dairy products and clothing outlets, as these goods are cheaper in the U.S.On May 9, 1970, approximately 450 Canadian protestors demonstrating against the Cambodian campaign of the Vietnam War crossed the border and conducted a “symbolic invasion” of Blaine. Several buildings’ windows were smashed, flags were torn down, and the Peace Arch was vandalized before police officers and vigilantes pushed the protestors back to the Canadian side of the border.The city’s population has been exaggerated at times: “Population now 1,735 as against peak of 14,000 in the 1920s”, declared the December 27, 1964 issue of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The Cains are the most notable family in Blaine’s short history, credited with its founding and achievements. At one time owning most of present-day Blaine, the Cain brothers erected the biggest store north of Seattle, a lumber and shingle mill, a hotel (largest in the state at the time), the first public wharf, and donated large public tracts of land.
Blaine School District #503 serves a population which extends to the south end of nearby Birch Bay, well beyond the city limits of Blaine. The largest share of school services is consolidated on a large (quarter mile square) campus in central Blaine. Approximately 2,500 students of all grades (K–12) attend school in facilities which separately house K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12th grades respectively. Students from the small nearby exclave of Point Roberts, Washington above 3rd grade are bused through the border to Blaine to attend school.
As Vancouver, British Columbia is just north of Blaine, across the US-Canada border and where several prime-time television series are recorded, several dozen US actors/actresses have rented houses in Blaine and commute to Vancouver rather than rent houses and apartments in Vancouver, which is much more expensive. Included series are: Once Upon A Time, Beauty and the Beast, Supernatural and Nikita. For similar reasons, a significant number of Americans who work for companies in Vancouver are living in Blaine.
Since 1937, an annual celebration known as “Hands Across the Border” has been held at the Park, sponsored by the International Peace Arch Association. Hundreds of Scouts from the U.S. and Canada are in attendance and the highways and Ports of Entry on both sides of the border are closed for several hours for the event. There is a procession of Troops and world flags through the Peace Arch, signifying Scout unity around the world. Speeches are made by honored Scouts from Washington and British Columbia, and State, Provincial and local dignitaries attend. On February 28, 2013, after 90 years, the event’s former organizers announced that “Hands Across the Border” had been cancelled. However, following public support the annual program was re-established in 2015.
The United States Consulate in Vancouver has a Blaine address for mail from the U.S.. Several mail service companies have opened branches in Blaine, targeting Canadian residents looking to avoid cross-border shipping costs. The local industry grew during the rise of e-commerce in the early 2000s and the city set up a sales tax that earns $1.7 million in annual revenue.With its location at the intersection of an international border, a major interstate freeway, and the Pacific Ocean, Blaine is frequently in the news. The International Peace Arch, dedicated September 6, 1921 by founder Samuel Hill, is located in Blaine in Peace Arch State Park and is occasionally used as a focal point for peaceful demonstrations and debate, such as the annual setting of crosses for each American killed so far in the Iraq War. But most of the people who visit or pass by the Park each year remember it for its beauty and peaceful shoreline setting (although the beach is not officially accessible from the park).The Interstate 5 freeway extends from the U.S./Mexico border at San Diego, northward to Canada, and terminates in Blaine at the city’s northern border. The country’s only pedestrian crosswalk to cross an Interstate freeway exists in Peace Arch State Park, the Washington portion of the binational Peace Arch Park. The Canadian side of the park, designated as Peace Arch Provincial Park, is in Douglas, the Canadian port-of-entry and part of the city of Surrey, British Columbia. The Peace Arch monument, located in the Park, symbolizes lasting peace and amity between the U.S. and Canada. One innovative feature that has never been abrogated even during the days since 9/11 is that people entering the Park from either side may have the unique experience of strolling to the opposite park’s boundary amid flowers, ponds, and works of art, without having to go through Immigration, thus truly making the Park a place of bi-national mingling. Frequently, wedding ceremonies are performed in the Park. There were 1,994 households, of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85. In the 1990s, smuggling again reached a zenith with exports of high grade marijuana from neighboring British Columbia, and corresponding flow of cocaine and handguns from the United States into Canada. As the production of ‘BC Bud’ grew across British Columbia, a sometimes dangerous game of cat and mouse played out along Blaine’s border with Canada. Smugglers used every technique, from backpacks to helicopter aerial drops to bring tons of the marijuana crop into the U.S., while a growing phalanx of local, state, provincial and federal law enforcement from both sides of the border sought ways to stem the tide. Following the terrorist attacks of 2001, the addition of hundreds of federal agents and millions of dollars in enforcement technology have pushed much of the smuggling activity into the rugged interior of Washington.Blaine is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The city’s northern boundary is the Canada–U.S. border; the Peace Arch international monument straddles the border of both countries. The population was 5,884 at the 2020 census. Since Blaine is located right on the border with Canada, it is the northernmost city on Interstate 5.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,770 people, 1,496 households, and 1,036 families residing in the city. The population density was 680.4 people per square mile (262.7/km). There were 1,737 housing units at an average density of 313.5 per square mile (121.1/km). The racial makeup of the city was 87.72% White, 1.19% African American, 1.14% Native American, 4.19% Asian, 0.66% Pacific Islander, 1.33% from other races, and 3.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.35% of the population.
The world’s largest salmon cannery was operated by the Alaska Packers’ Association for decades in Blaine; the cannery site has been converted to a waterfront destination resort on Semiahmoo Spit. Several saw mills once operated on Blaine’s waterfront, and much of the lumber was transported from its wharves and docks to help rebuild San Francisco following the 1906 fire there. The forests were soon logged but Blaine’s fishing industry remained strong into the second half of the 20th century. Into the 1970s Blaine was home to hundreds of commercial purse seiners and gillnetters plying the waters offshore of British Columbia, between Washington state and southeast Alaska. Blaine’s two large marinas are still home to hundreds of recreational sailboats and yachts. Nature lovers have always appreciated Blaine’s coastal location, its accessible bike and walking trails, and view of mountains and water. Birdwatchers across the continent have discovered the area’s high content of migratory birds and waterfowl: Blaine’s Drayton Harbor, Semiahmoo Spit and Boundary Bay are ranked as Important Birding Areas by the Audubon Society. Much of Blaine’s economy is based on cross-border Canadian trade. The eastern side of the city accommodates a number of import/export warehouses, freight and courier services and gas stations serving long-haul cargo trucks. The Customs and Border Protection branch of the Department of Homeland Security operates two border inspection stations in Blaine. The Blaine Sector Headquarters of the US Border Patrol employs hundreds of federal law enforcement officers and support staff in the community. Blaine lies between the mountains east of Vancouver, the flatlands of Skagit County, Washington, the North Cascades (including Mount Baker), and the south end of Vancouver Island. Blaine has a borderline climate between mediterranean (Csb) and maritime (Cfb), which provides fairly mild weather from the rest of the Pacific Northwest. With annual precipitation of about 40 inches (1,000 mm) and its milder location, Blaine enjoys more sunny days and a milder climate than neighboring communities.The area was first settled in the mid-19th century by pioneers who established the town as a seaport for the west coast logging and fishing industries, and as a jumping off point for prospectors heading to British Columbia’s gold fields. Blaine was officially incorporated on May 20, 1890, and was named after James G. Blaine (1830−1893), who was a U.S. senator from the state of Maine, Secretary of State, and, in 1884, the unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate. The city has a “turn-of-the-century” theme, marked by remodeled buildings and signs resembling designs that existed during the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Is Graham WA rural?
Graham, WA is a community located in East Pierce County, WA. Graham is known for its views of Mt Rainier, wide open spaces, and homes with land. Graham is a rural area and it takes about 40 minutes to drive into Downtown Tacoma from Graham.
Oregon is a vast state, so seeing everything will take multiple visits. To get a good head start, base yourself in Portland and take day trips to some of the natural wonders — like Mt. Hood where you can spend an afternoon sipping award-winning wine.
The hiking trails swell with visitors and locals alike during the summer months. Everyone is eager to experience the great outdoors that Washington is known for!
Though daunting, we felt compelled to try and rank the most beautiful states in the USA based on firsthand experience (a nearly impossible task, if you ask me).But the Grand Canyon isn’t the only thing that steals the show — Arizona if full of breathtaking landscapes. Pay a visit to Saguaro National Park, Petrified Forest National Park or Monument Valley and you’ll know exactly what I mean.Spend a long weekend in Stanley, Idaho and you’ll inevitable create an annual tradition of it. The Sawtooth Mountains rival the beauty of Washington’s dreamy alpine landscapes. Most folks have a hard time believing these stunning mountains are located in Idaho until seeing them firsthand.
What county is Graham WA in?
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From sandy beaches drenched in sunlight to majestic granite mountains, arid desert landscapes and the tallest trees in the world, California has it all.
My favorite cities to explore are Burlington, Stowe and Woodstock. Visit during autumn to see why New England is such a hot spot for fall color, it’s beautiful beyond measure.Asheville is my favorite city in the state being gently nestled into the mountains with unbelievable fall color and often painted scenery. While I personally prefer the mountainous area of the state, home to the famous Great Smoky Mountains and part of the Appalachians, it’s not hard to imagine why other folks are drawn to the coast.Colorado is a favorite state among mountaineers because it is home to more than 50 peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. The dreamy alpine landscape that defines Colorado attracts nature enthusiasts and photographers by the millions every year.Except for Yellowstone, Wyoming has nothing to offer in terms of sight-seeing. Same with Eastern Montana. You can’t base your poll based on one section of the state. Sorry. I have been through a lot of states. I know what I’m talking about.
I’ve lived in Oregon for 24 years. It’s so beautiful here and you have green of the trees the beautiful mountains and the gorgeous coast! Before that I lived in Washington for 18 years so I know the beauty of mount Rainer and nothing compares
Make sure to swing by Mt. Rainier National Park, it’s my favorite park in America (I’ve visited more than 40 times!). Another gem is Mt. St. Helens National Monument, which has one of the most underrated hikes in Washington state.Now before anyone accuses me of being biased (I grew up in Oregon), let me assure you that Oregon truly is one of the most beautiful states in America and anyone that visits is bound to agree.
The striking red-rock formations and landscapes in Utah are unlike anywhere else on earth, which is why folks flock to this beautiful US state from all corners of the world.One of the biggest reasons Washington is the most beautiful state in America is due to the diversity of landscapes. You can see everything from glaciated mountains to temperate rain forests and miles of rocky beaches. Oh, and the moody weather is only icing on the cake.
Regardless, we were keen to enjoy our trip because between the flights, transportation and hotels we knew we wouldn’t be able to afford visiting Alaska often.That detail aside, allow me to share with you that Alaska is truly breathtaking. The expansive vistas, draw dropping glaciers, towering mountains and epic wildlife viewing made me feel like I was in a movie.
What Canadian city is closest to Seattle Washington?
The Canadian city that is closest to Seattle, Washington is Vancouver, British Columbia.
Ripe for exploration, North Carolina is seldom mentioned as a beautiful US state, so imagine my surprise when I visited for the first time and felt like I discovered a gem. The land of perpetual paradise, surely you’re not surprised to see Hawaii on this list! Hawaii is one of the most beautiful states in America, especially for those that love palm trees and long stretches of soft sand beaches. However you define your idea of a good time, Idaho is sure to fit the bill. Not only is Idaho one of the most beautiful states in America, but it’s also one of the most exhilarating to explore.This list seems to rank the ‘wow’ of each state but not the entirety of the state, which means both coast and interior (thus Florida not being in the top 10) and overall diversity (Which is why California is justifiably much higher than Colorado). With this criteria New York definitely should be in the top 10 — NYC, Niagara Falls (and numerous other fantastic falls), Adirondacks, Catskills, Finger Lakes, Long Island (Atlantic Ocean Shore), 2 Great Lakes (Ontario & Erie) + Lake Champlain. Really a beautiful state from end to end. You’ll want to bring a trusty pair of hiking boots with you because the hiking opportunities are endless and the panoramic vistas are best seen from a trail. I mean, just check out these 12 jaw-dropping hikes at Arches National Park. I grew up n California and have been in most or the states you listed I transplanted t Oregon as a young newlywed and been here for 35 years and scouts not agree more that Oregon is truly beautiful. Only one item I believe was missed and that is the state of Tennessee it is beautiful in its own right with the music and the Smokey mountains. As well as some of the most incredible water ways anywhere. But that’s simply my opinion.
Head to Everglades National Park to experience the splendid and wild beauty of southern Florida. Soak in the 1.5-million acre wetlands filled to the brim with coastal mangroves, marches, turtles, manatees and alligators.
Another great stop on Maui is Haleakala Crater, which may quite literally take your breath away. Experiencing sunrise over the crater feels like a rite of passage and can’t be missed. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, there’s no better place to go than the least populated state in America. Just don’t head straight for the national parks, because crowds are all but guaranteed there. We’ve had the opportunity to swim with sea turtles in Hawaii, summit mountains in Washington and sip wine at the base of the ancient Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina.Guess you forgot Georgia. Has everything from mountains ,beaches,swamps and low lands, various orchards and farm lands. Way nicer than half the states you mentioned including California.
What are the borders of Washington state?
It’s bordered by British Columbia, Canada, in the north; Idaho in the east; Oregon in the south (the Columbia River forms most of the border with this state); and the Pacific Ocean in the west. The land can be divided into six geographic regions.
Another favorite city of mine is Sedona, which is engulfed by the dramatic red rock landscape Arizona is best known for. You’ll find ample outdoor recreational opportunities and great restaurants to end the evening with, it’s a win-win for all.If you’re more into cities, Oahu may be more fitting for you. The town of Honolulu has a plethora of great restaurants and shopping. Plus, the hike to Diamond Head is iconic for a reason! Oh, and the North Shore simply can’t be missed.
Another awesome stop you shouldn’t miss is Bar Harbor, Maine. Especially in the autumn when the entire landscape is transformed by vibrant fall foliage.
If you want to avoid the crowds, head to the neighboring national forest, Bridger Teton National Forest, which offers all the alpine beauty without the hordes of tourists.Santa Barbara and San Diego are the two other gems I enjoy visiting at lease once a year. The sunshine does wonders for me, especially during the winter months and there’s no place like California.
Where is the Washington located in the world map?
Washington is the northwestern-most state in the contiguous United States. It borders the Canadian province of British Columbia along the 49th parallel north, Idaho in the east, and the Pacific Ocean in the west. The Columbia River defines a long section of the state’s border with Oregon in the south.
With more than 700 miles of hiking trails, you’re bound to find yourself entertained for days. Visit during the summer for comfortable hiking temperatures and to avoid the snow/ice on the roads.Home to the world famous site of the first flight, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina’s Outer Banks are renowned for their massive beaches (big enough for flight!).
The Grand Canyon is so beautiful that it’s known to make folks cry when they see if for the first time. So I ask, how could I not include this spectacle on this list?!Folks are drawn to the rocky beaches, colorful towns and picture-perfect lighthouses that pepper the coast. Base yourself in Portland, Maine to have access to some of the best restaurants in the country (the seafood is unbelievably good) and great accommodations.
Is Graham WA a city or town?
Graham is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, United States. It is located 16 miles southeast of Tacoma.
Me too! I share helpful guides (with beautiful photos, of course). I don’t accept sponsorships to ensure that the information we share is unbiased and honest.Home to nine national parks (more parks than any other state in the country), California is undoubtedly the most beautiful state in America for natural wonders.
Having Washington that far down the list is not right. Washington is basically Oregon except with taller buildings in Seattle. I’m an Oregonian and to say Washington is that far behind Oregon IS being biased. Seattle is perhaps the most beautiful city in America.Alaska is remote (making it inherently expensive), which is a pity because most folks don’t get an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful states in America.I think Glacier National Park is quite possibly the prettiest national park in the country. And by that logic, there’s no denying that Montana has to be one of the most beautiful states in America.From the towering mountains to the colorful valleys below, this state is ripe for exploration. You’ll find beautiful lakes, sand dunes, forests and quaint towns with great restaurants and accommodations. If you can only visit two cities during your trip, make it Aspen and Colorado.
Locals are giddy to explore the natural wonders at their doorsteps and enjoy the landscapes year-round, long after the leaf-peeping crowds leave for the season.From the breathtaking Alvord Desert to the striking Cascade Range and blissful serenity of the beloved rugged Oregon Coast, this beautiful US state has everything covered.
If you’re more of a city person, Arizona has you covered in that department too. Phoenix is a great place to explore, especially during the mild winter months when most of the country is boasting freezing temperatures.
In addition to the epic national parks, California is also home to some of the prettiest cities in the country. San Francisco is a great destination for weekend trip, especially if you make time for a winery tour through Napa Valley.
I don’t want to deceive you though, the land is vast and wild and preparation is key. Visiting Alaska requires meticulous planning, but the effort is worth it because the state will take your breath away. You absolutely must see it at least once in your life, a cruise might be a good way to go!It seems like the secret is out. Everyone that visits knows that Maine is one of the most beautiful states in America (largely thanks to Acadia National Park, which attracts 2.7 million visitors annually).
Base yourself in Boise if you want to explore the state extensively. You’ll want to allocate time for Coeur D’Alene Lake, Bruneau Dunes State Park, Priest Lake and (if you’re a skier) Schweitzer Mountain.
Each of Hawaii’s islands offers something spectacular for nature lovers — impressive (and active) volcanoes, vibrant rainbows, and miles of striking coastlines.
Another option is to spend a weekend at Ocala National Forest, where you can see stout manatees during the winter months. Hop aboard a kayak and explore the majestic beauty or take a swim in the inviting turquoise waters of Silver Glen Springs.
Your state rankings for natural beauty are spot on IMO. I have resided in 12 states and have visited 42. I currently live in Boise and love Idaho. Hard to top the diverse beauty of OR & Wa. Also completely agree that Glacier and Grand Teton NPs are the most stunning, and I’ve been to most NPs in the US. Great article; thanks!
If you’re into cities and nightlife, head to Miami or Orlando where the music is loud and the drinks pour freely. And if you’re into a calmer pace, drive to Key West where the white sand beaches demand relaxation.
While you read the article below keep in mind that this is our personal list of the most beautiful states in America, not everyone will feel the same way!
What is the oldest city in WA?
Steilacoom Incorporated in 1854, Steilacoom is Washington State’s oldest city, and they’re not shy about talking about it. With just over 6,000 residents, it’s a sleepy little town on the Puget Sound waterfront. They go to great lengths to stay true to their history.
The best way to see all the incredible landscapes is to take an epic Mighty 5 road trip which takes you through all five of the state’s national parks (including the most visited national parks in America).
Florida is the flattest state in the country, but what it lacks in mountainous terrain it makes up for in miles of sandy beaches, fascinating marshes, intriguing wildlife and breathtaking sunsets.
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Graham, Washington is a CDP located 19 miles southeast of Tacoma, in Pierce County. Graham is home to 33 thousand residents. This online map shows the detailed scheme of Graham streets, including major sites and natural objecsts. Zoom in or out using the plus/minus panel. Move the center of this map by dragging it. Also check out the satellite map, open street map, things to do in Graham and street view of Graham.
Matt is Travel Tacoma – Mt. Rainier’s chief marketing and data officer. He’s a Pacific Northwest native and outdoor enthusiast. He’s also a minimalist, so we’ll stop here.The latitude of Graham, WA, USA is 47.053062, and the longitude is -122.294769. Graham, WA, USA is located at United States country in the Towns place category with the gps coordinates of 47° 3′ 11.0232” N and 122° 17′ 41.1684” W.
Coordinates of Graham, WA, USA is given above in both decimal degrees and DMS (degrees, minutes and seconds) format. The country code given is in the ISO2 format.
Graham is a small town with about 24,000 residents, located in central Washington. It is a famous center of education, with a number of schools and a few colleges. Graham is situated 18 miles south from Tacoma city center.Look for mammals such as bighorn sheep, gray wolves, and Olympic marmots. Birdwatchers may see osprey, bald eagles, goldfinches (the state bird), plus water birds like albatrosses and puffins. Pacific giant salamanders and Pacific chorus frogs are among Washington’s amphibians. The state’s reptiles include sharp-tailed snakes and pygmy short-horned lizards.
The land can be divided into six geographic regions. The Olympic Mountains stand in Washington’s northwest corner, which is bordered by the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the north and the Pacific Ocean in the west. This wild, wet area contains dense rain forests. Most of this region is within Olympic National Park—and experts think parts of the park still haven’t been explored.Washington’s state tree is the western hemlock, but you’re also likely to see Douglas firs, Rocky Mountain maples, and Ponderosa pines here. Common flowers include wooly sunflowers, tiger lilies, and coast rhododendrons (the state flower). With half the state covered in forests, it’s no surprise that Washington is one of the country’s biggest lumber and plywood producers. This state is also known for mining valuable metals such as gold, lead, and aluminum. —Famous Washingtonians include artist Chuck Close, cartoonist Gary Larson, musician Jimi Hendrix, singer Bing Crosby, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Is Graham Washington a good place to live?
Graham is surrounded by nature and hiking trails and views of Mt. Rainier making it a beautiful place to live and visit. The city is also located within proximity to the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, one of the best wildlife conservations in Washington state.
—Washington produces more sweet cherries, apples, pears, and red raspberries than any other state. It’s also the birthplace of Rainier cherries, a pink-and-gold variety that’s known for being super sweet.