Metaline is a suburban Washington town, with a population of approximately 200 people. Metaline might be small, but it is home to above-average public schools, reputable housing, and people with strong values. Located on the banks of Pend Oreille River, this suburban town is an active community with pristine real estate. Many people in Metaline subscribe to the Pend Oreille River way of life. This particular way of life means working hard and making it a point to enjoy the river’s multi-seasonal recreation. Moreover, newcomers flock to Metaline and its surrounding areas to live the “High Tech High Rec” lifestyle.
High-tech high rec living is pretty much what it sounds like; people work remotely so they can spend as much time as possible outdoors. Due to Metaline’s stunning landscape, real estate is very much in demand. Yet, the cost of living here is still relatively affordable, like much of Washington. Nonetheless, the median sale prices for homes in Metaline is currently $204,400, which is on the higher end for a town of 200 plus people. But overall inventory is minimal. Likewise, land in Metaline is such a hot commodity that there are only two parcels for sale at the moment.
Presently, homes for sale in Metaline range from $174,900 to $437,000. For instance, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with over 1,900 square feet is $174,900. This private single-family home is located on the edge of town and sits on 1.33 acres, which is enveloped by cedar trees. This private house has all the comforts of home and includes a few luxury features such as a spacious deck, an enclosed hot tub, and outdoor firewood storage for the home’s woodburning fireplace. Alternatively, a 5-bedroom, 3-bath, 3,872 square foot home sitting on .48 acres is just $299,900 and has a stunning outside fireplace.
The only other available home in Metaline, at this time, is a 6-bedroom, 3-bath, 3-level home with 5,086 square feet of living space. This beautiful 3-level home sits on 23 acres and is surrounded by lush forest. The property is located near town but is just far enough away to feel like a hidden wilderness retreat. What’s more, the property also has an apple tree, wild raspberries, and nearby walking trails. Inside this home are two gourmet kitchens (a lower level and mid-level), stunning views of the Selkirk Mountains via the windows in the bedroom suite, and so much more.
At present, Metaline has just two available land plots for sale. These plots won’t be on the market long as they both offer substantial acreage and prime river frontage. The first property for sale is a 10.02-acre parcel off Highway 31 for $42,500. This particular plot of land has several acres of open pasture, southern exposure, diverse topography, and an abundance of wildlife. In terms of usage, this acreage is ideal for hunting and fishing or simply enjoying the Pend Oreille River. Additionally, this property borders USNF and is only a few minutes away from Canada’s renowned Whitewater Ski lodge.
Metaline’s other land plot for sale is a massive 40.51-acre parcel located at OXO 31 Hwy. This unspoiled property is situated in the heart of Pend Oreille County’s pristine wilderness. Here, you will find acres of National Forest as well as stunning views of the nearby mountains and river. There is even a sizeable creek that runs through the property. Other highlights of this parcel include a 3-bedroom semi-finished cabin with an installed septic system, recorded water rights, preinstalled utilities, and ample acreage. This distinct terrain also has substantial road frontage and is very accessible (Hwy, Gravel, Dirt, and Easement).