Kettle Falls is a serene city in the state of Washington that prides itself on being the gateway to the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt. Home to 1,661 people, this city is a true niche market when it comes to real estate. Yet, the median sale price of homes here is about $160,400 and home appreciation has gone up 6% in the last decade or so. Kettle Falls is also a prime place to buy land as it has dozens of acres of untouched terrain. Overall, this is a perfect area to invest and reside in, as well as explore.
Due to its thriving tourist industry, people from all over come to experience Kettle Falls, enjoy the Columbia River, relax on Lake Roosevelt, and to take part in the seemingly limitless recreation. For instance, this quaint city has 27 public campgrounds, 22 boat launches, numerous public parks including a skate park, and access to some of the best nature trails in Northeast Washington. Kettle Falls also offers a variety of community events including fun runs, Town and Country Days (a traditional annual festival held every year since 1940), a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, sponsored car shows, and so much more.
There are homes in Kettle Falls for sale ranging from approximately $79,900 to $990,000. Thus, depending on your budget and overall housing needs, you have a few options to choose from. Presently, there are several 2-bedroom homes with ample acreage and a few choice luxury estates on the market. For instance, $110,000 will afford you a charming rustic 3-story, 2-bedroom, single-family home. The property is located on the original site of the notorious Kelly Hill Gold operation just between the Kettle River and the Columbia River. This 3-story cabinesque home has true potential for remodelers, history buffs, and outdoorsmen alike.
If you prefer a turnkey home, then for $598,500, you can own a breathtaking hilltop estate with panoramic views of the nearby mountains and Lake Roosevelt. This 2-story home has 5 bedrooms, 8 baths, 8,500 square feet of living space, and 14.2 acres. This hilltop estate, you’ll find hardwood floors, spacious bedrooms each with a private bathroom, a deluxe kitchen, and a stunning wood curved staircase. Alternatively, for $989,000, you can own a hidden luxury estate spanning 10 acres. This luxury home has 4 master suites with private baths, a private beach, and all the amenities of a backcountry getaway.
Kettle Falls has a wide range of available land plots for sale. Starting at $15,000, you can own 1.48 acres. This particular parcel of land is located near Kettle Falls Marina, offers picturesque views of Lake Roosevelt, and has all utilities pre-installed. Likewise, for $40,000, a 20-acre plot with unobstructed views of the Columbia River and its surrounding landscape can be yours to develop. With such a diverse topography, this 20-acre parcel of land is an ideal building site. If you’re looking for more acreage, however, then you can purchase 72 acres or more starting at $187,500 in Kettle Falls.
In addition to idyllic building sites, Kettle Falls does have plenty of ranch/farmland acreage. Nonetheless, the currently available acreage does not come cheap. Listed at $7,950,000, a single 229.57-acre ranch/farmland is on the market. This massive ranch is comprised of approximately 32 parcels of land. On this land, you’ll find an abundance of wildlife including deer, elk, game birds, and bears. The property also houses 4 homesteads dating back to the 1800s, a barn, a foreman’s house, a farmhouse, 2 mines, 3 country roads, springs, and a sizeable pond. Lastly, commercial lots are unavailable in Kettle Falls at this time.