Camano Island

A sought-after destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life

Welcome to Camano Island

Escape to coastal serenity with a touch of luxury on Washington's hidden gem.
Camano Island, a scenic retreat in Washington State, offers residents and visitors an idyllic blend of natural beauty, community warmth, and luxurious living. Accessible by bridge, this tranquil island serves as a serene waterfront community and a vibrant recreational hub. With its safe and friendly atmosphere, Camano Island has become a sought-after destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life without straying too far from the urban energy of Seattle, located just an hour south.
The island boasts a variety of housing options, from cozy vacation homes to luxurious waterfront estates, catering to diverse tastes and lifestyles. The strong demand for homes in the area, coupled with high home appreciation rates, underscores Camano Island's allure as a prime location for primary residences and vacation getaways. The community's commitment to maintaining a high quality of life is reflected in its excellent schools, plentiful outdoor recreational opportunities, and the rich array of dining and shopping options that dot the landscape.

What to Love

  • Waterfront Serenity: Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of living in a community surrounded by the stunning beauty of Utsalady Bay and other natural waterfronts.
  • Recreational Paradise: From hiking in Camano Island State Park to boating from Maple Grove Boat Launch, outdoor activities abound.
  • Community and Culture: Experience the tight-knit community feel with local events and gatherings at places like Terry's Corner.
  • Luxurious Living: Discover a range of luxury waterfront homes that offer breathtaking views and exclusive amenities.

Local Lifestyle

Life on Camano Island embodies the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure. Residents relish in the serenity of their waterfront homes, often starting their days with a sunrise view over the bay or a leisurely walk along the shore. The island's recreational community thrives on outdoor activities, including hiking, kayaking, and bird watching, making every day an opportunity to connect with nature. The local lifestyle is further enriched by community events and social gatherings, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie among residents. Living on Camano Island means embracing a lifestyle where luxury meets adventure, all within a warm and welcoming community.

Dining and Shopping

Camano Island's dining scene is a delightful showcase of local flavors and culinary creativity. Blue Heron Kitchen and Bar stands out as a culinary gem, offering exquisite dishes highlighting the Pacific Northwest's bounty. The restaurant scene on the island is complemented by charming cafes and eateries that provide cozy settings for enjoying everything from gourmet coffee to fresh, locally sourced meals.
Shopping on Camano Island offers an array of unique experiences, from boutique stores at Terry's Corner to local art galleries featuring works by island artists. The community's commitment to supporting local businesses is evident in the variety of shops that offer everything from handmade crafts to the finest local produce, ensuring that shopping on the island is both a pleasure and a discovery of local treasures.

Things to Do

Camano Island State Park is a natural wonderland, offering miles of hiking trails, camping sites, and pristine beaches perfect for a day of exploration or relaxation. The park's natural beauty provides a backdrop for a myriad of outdoor activities, making it a favorite destination for nature enthusiasts.
For those who enjoy life on the water, the Maple Grove Boat Launch and Camano Island Yacht Club offer ample opportunities for boating, fishing, and sailing, embracing the island's rich maritime culture. Whether seeking a peaceful day on the water or an adventurous sailing trip, Camano Island's waterfront amenities cater to all levels of nautical interest.
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Overview for Camano Island, WA

17,073 people live in Camano Island, where the median age is 53.2 and the average individual income is $47,143.38. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

53.2 years

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Around Camano Island, WA

There's plenty to do around Camano Island, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Happily Ever After Desserts, and Canopy Tours Northwest.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.04 miles 35 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.77 miles 107 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Camano Island, WA

Camano Island has 7,344 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Camano Island do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,073 people call Camano Island home. The population density is 429.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.2 / 48.8%

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Schools in Camano Island, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Camano Island. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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