What's it like living in Leavenworth Washington?

People ask all the time what it's like living in Leavenworth Washington.

One of the real pleasures about small town living is how safe it is with very little crime and a great sense of community.

It's really pretty common for people to leave their doors unlocked here in Leavenworth. More than once when meeting with a homeowner to put their house on the market I have gotten a blank look when asking for a spare key to put in the lockbox.

I'm sure we got a key when we bought the house, but we haven't locked the door for so long, I'm not sure if we know where it is..

Yesterday, I met with some new homeowners and heard a story about the consequences of leaving your door unlocked in Leavenworth.

The new homeowners and I talked about how the rhubarb had been growing in their yard while the house they bought was vacant and on the market.  Neighbors often called wanting to know if they could harvest the rhubarb in years past and I'm sure many just liberated a little rhubarb now and then without asking.


Leavenworth neighbors bake rhubarb pie

Image by Burke Wicker on Flickr

We left our back door unlocked the other day. When we got home there were two rhubarb pies sitting on the kitchen table. No note, no phone call, just two pies.

From now I'll tell this story when people ask what living in Leavenworth is like.






Your post reminds me of coming home to Sunday chicken dinners and the smell of mom's apple pie. Small town living definitely has it's benefits.

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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 Lake Wenatchee and Leavenworth 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.




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

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- 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.