Leavenworth Riverfront Properties

Buying a riverfront home in Leavenworth? Ever dreamed of a log cabin on the river in Plain? How about Icicle Creek?

For many home buyers in the Leavenworth, Plain and Lake Wenatchee area buying a riverfront home has been a lifelong dream.

 

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There a number of rivers to choose from:

The Little Wenatchee River and the White River flow into Lake Wenatchee from the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area. There are a few opportunities here, but they are rare. Homes on these rivers are far from services and are likely to feel very remote. Winter access is something to think about – skiing or snowmobiling in may be your only option.

The Wenatchee River provides most of the opportunities for riverfront living. The Wenatchee River starts at Lake Wenatchee and heads down to Leavenworth (via Tumwater Canyon) and then on past Peshastin, Dryden, Cashmere and Monitor to Wenatchee where it meets the Columbia River.

 

 

 

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Most of the river recreation in the Leavenworth area takes place on the Wenatchee River. This includes rafting, kayaking and tubing.

Some neighborhoods that have Wenatchee River frontage are Bretz Road and Bretz Drive, River Road, Plain Ranches, Alpine Acres, Ponderosa, Alpensee Strasse, Icicle Road and Riverbend Drive.

 

The Chiwawa River

The Chiwawa River flows 37 miles from its start at Chiwawa Mountain in the Glacier Peak Wilderness to the Wenatchee River east of Lake Wenatchee. Most of the Chiwawa River is located in land managed by the U.S. Forest Service, though some private riverfront is available near the mouth.

Neighborhoods that have access to the Chiwawa River include Chiwawa River Pines and Shugart Flats.

Nason Creek

Nason Creek flows into the Wenatchee River near the Nason Creek Campground which is adjacent to the South entrance of Lake Wenatchee State Park. Nason Creek flows from the Stevens Pass area and is close to Highway 2 for much of its downhill journey.

Icicle Creek

Icicle Creek flows from Icicle Canyon down to the Wenatchee River near downtown Leavenworth. Much of Icicle Creek flows through land managed by the U.S. Forest Service in Icicle Canyon.

Neighborhoods with Icicle Creek access include Icicle Island, Icicle Road, East Leavenworth Road, and Old Bridge Road. It is important to note that the river on your right when you head out Icicle Road from Leavenworth is actually the Wenatchee River!

Other Creeks

The following creeks are a little smaller - babbling brooks that may dry up at the end of a hot summer -Chumstick Creek or Little Chumstick, Bjork and Eagle Creeks. If you are looking for "riverfront" these creeks may disappoint you. I happen to have a small creek in my backyard and I love it.

The Market for Riverfront Homes

In 2006, 13 riverfront properties sold in the Leavenworth and Plain area. The average home sold for $654,000 with a median sales price of $625,000. The average riverfront home was just over 2000 square feet.

Currently we have 11 homes on the river for sale in Leavenworth. The least expensive home is $500,000 and the average asking price is $840,000.

2007 brought Leavenworth its first riverfront condominium project - The Boulders. These 6 luxury condos are located on Alpensee Strasse within walking distance of downtown Leavenworth. Each 2 bedroom unit is 1500 square feet and comes with 2 fireplaces, 10 foot ceilings, granite countertops and awesome Wenatchee River views. Prices start at $595,000 for the 3 available units.

My partner Allyson has a nice 3 bedroom home on River Road for sale. This house has a short trail down to some great low bank waterfront on the Wenatchee River and great views of the river from the house and the deck. You can see a tour of this Wenatchee River home here.

Click Here to Search for Leavenworth Homes or click here for Riverfront Homes in Leavenworth . (Unfortunately this link is only good until Sept 07, e-mail me for the most current listings.)

Comments

A reader pointed out that you can't search my website for waterfront homes or land. Ouch! This is a problem with the IDX technology that my website (and every other local real estate site) uses. So feel free to email me if you are interested in a list of current riverfront homes or lots. I think I have an idea for a workaround, but it may take a while to implement.

This is a great resource for your buyers Geordie. <br/><br/>Re: searching - that is annoying isn't it! What is frustrating to me sometimes is when a home is listed as a lakefront, and it is actually a lakefront on a small lesser known lake, but it also has rights to Lake Wallenpaupack, our main "lake" - the home has Wallenpaupack as the "waterway" but it's actually a lakefront on a different lake.<br/><br/>Talk about confusing! The IDX systems need to be revamped with the buyers in mind! There should be an option for multiple waterways, if applicable (here it is...). Also, a distinct search for Riverfront IS a necessity.

This problem has been fixed and folks can now easily search for waterfont homes on http://www.geordieromer.com

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Allyson and Geordie Romer

Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Leavenworth-area real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.

 

Testimonials

 

Geordie provided excellent real estate representation! We appreciated his detailed knowledge of the market, his up front and honest approach, and his negotiation skills.
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Laura Anderson

 

 

As “west siders” looking for a getaway near Leavenworth, Geordie provided insight … his knowledge of design features important in a “snowy winter wonderland” was appreciated. Thanks Geordie!
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- Jean Stern

 

 

Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
Our family is grateful for Geordie!
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- Terry Foster

 

 

Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

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- Ryan Olsen

 

 

It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Cammie Schlosser

 

Moving to Leavenworth?

Are you looking for a cabin or a condo in Leavenworth that your family can use as a home base when climbing, skiing or hiking around Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee?

Maybe you rent a house here and have decided to stay, surprised how a summer of rafting somehow turned into seven years.

Maybe it’s time to escape the hustle of the big city (and its rain) and move to Leavenworth with its four seasons.

Maybe you bought a condo years ago, don’t seem to use as much, and it’s time to sell.

Whatever your motivation, we are here to help. If you are buying a home, the best place to start is with our Homebuyer’s Guide to Leavenworth.