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San Juan Islands

An exclusive oasis of gorgeous natural scenery and high quality of life.

Overview for San Juan Islands, WA

388 people live in San Juan Islands, where the median age is 62 and the average individual income is $47,963. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

62 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income


Welcome to the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are an archipelago in the Pacific Northwest between Washington, Vancouver Island, and British Columbia, a collection of islands that provide unparalleled lifestyle and private natural scenery. Forming the core of San Juan County, the islands are a sought-after destination for anyone who values the outdoors, stunning waterfront views, diverse wildlife, and community-driven neighbors. 

Blanketed in verdant green from extensive second-growth coast forests, the San Juan Islands also lay claim to an impressive stat: the islands are home to the greatest concentration of bald eagles in the contiguous United States. A solid commitment to nature and wildlife is present throughout the islands. With over 170 named islands and reefs, it’s no wonder that San Juan Islands Real estate is bursting with beauty, welcoming attitudes, and a mellow, peaceful vibe that permeates the whole of San Juan County. 

Home to many passionate island architects, your picture-perfect dream home can come to life in the San Juan Islands. The streets are dotted by various architecture, including cozy Craftsman homes, modern abodes, historic beach cottages, and spacious estates that take advantage of their sweeping natural landscapes.

Things to Love

  • Great opportunity for sea kayaking and whale-watching

  • Exclusive and private lifestyle

  • Fantastic eateries, coffee shops, and boutiques

  • Outdoor activities like hiking and equestrian trails

Local Lifestyle

Humming with a mellow, peaceful atmosphere, San Juan is known for its rural oasis from the bustle of city life. Covered in state parks and full of local events that bring the whole community together, locals pride themselves on a close-knit community that’s welcoming and easy to fit in with. San Juan Islands homes for sale offer various types of living, from the busier San Juan Island to the more tranquil Orcas Island.

Along with the idyllic surroundings, the islands are full of opportunities for camping, hiking, horseback riding, ferry riding, local boutiques, restaurants, festivals, and more. Upscale and perfect for families and retirees, the San Juan Islands are where you go to chase the dream of incomparable lifestyles, caring neighbors, and magnificent views.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Every island offers its residents an abundance of choices, from the San Juan Islands Marketplace to the numerous locally-owned restaurants bursting with award-winning seafood and delicious menu items. 

Soak up the ambiance and stunning waterfront views at Roche Harbor Resort dining, which offers three distinct restaurants featuring the joy of island life. On Orca Island, locals love Hogstone, where a reservation ensures you a chance to peruse an excellent wine list and a flavorful menu.

Unwind on Orca Island at Rosario Resort & Spa, which is not only a beautiful place to relax among friends but also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion Restaurant, located within the spa, is perched in a waterfront location and offers locally sourced, seasonal cuisine designed to satisfy. On the other hand, life on the islands gets even more outstanding when you plan a stay-cation at Friday Harbor House, a getaway with picturesque views and relaxed luxury just outside town, also complete with a top-tier in-house restaurant.

Things to Do

The islands are full of activity. Despite the peaceful, tranquil quality of life, boredom is nowhere to be found throughout the area, as the incredible splendor of the outdoors creates a world of entertainment to enjoy.

Join the community at the annual San Juan Summer Arts Festival, full of charming fine art on display, great live music acts, and local food vendors. Similarly, the Doe Bay Summer Festival is one of the best ways to surround yourself with music and musicians. The Doe Bay Artist Residency emphasizes the artistry of live performance, and the yearly festival allows the community to fully celebrate it!

The Port of Friday Harbor’s yearly Friday Harbor Fly-In is an event the community never misses, as it displays aircrafts, features delicious food and drink, and hosts activities for all ages! The Tour de Lopez is held once every year, and it's the perfect place to hang with friends and family and bike throughout the gorgeous natural surroundings of Lopez Island  —there’s no better way to ring in the summer or fundraise for the community!

Demographics and Employment Data for San Juan Islands, WA

San Juan Islands has 233 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Juan Islands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 388 people call San Juan Islands home. The population density is 225.481 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

53.87 / 45.88%

Men vs Women

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10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around San Juan Islands, WA

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

Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shaw General Store, North Shore Charters, and Turtleback Mountain Preserve.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 1.67 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 4.31 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.91 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.28 miles 35 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.27 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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