Welcome to Anderson Island, WA

Hidden in the Puget Sound, miles away from the hustle of the big city, sits our little island. Whether you’re looking to get away for a while or enjoy a relaxed pace of living, Anderson Island offers the peace and tranquility that you’ve been searching for.

Sarah Garmire Anderson Island

Sarah’s Short Bio

Bob and I landed on Anderson Island in 1995 from several years on McNeil Island (as employees, no funny business). We’ve been islanders for about 20 years total. We love it here and firmly believe in the “island way” of waving to everyone and serving this community.

I was honored to join the ranks of outstanding island volunteers in 2010 as the island’s woman of the year.  I extend that friendly customer service attitude in my professional life as well.   As a broker with Real Living Northwest Realtors, I have the latest tools to facilitate buying or selling.  I’ll walk with you through every step of the process.

A native Western Washingtonian, my great-grands pioneered both Tacoma in Pierce County and Arlington in Snohomish County, arriving in the Washington Territory in the 1880s.  I know the area and its history very well.

50 things to do on Anderson Island

Enter a photography contest
Feed a deer
Catch a fish
Take a yoga class

You might be an islander if. . .

  • You don’t have to look at the printed ferry schedule.
  • You know the difference between AIA, AICC, AICFC, AICTF, AICAB, AIHS, AIFD and belong to more than one.
  • You see nothing wrong with stopping your vehicle in the middle of the road to talk to someone.
  • You catch yourself waving to passing cars when you are on the mainland.
  • You consider someone’s cutting in the ferry line to be a felony.
  • You are tempted to leave the island on summer holiday weekends.
  • You know at least two people who have had trees fall on their homes.
  • You own a generator and plenty of fuel.
  • When asked for your phone number, you give out only the last four digits.
  • When meeting for dinner out, the only answer you need is “when” and not “where.”
  • You suspect there are thousands of golf balls hidden among clumps of salal.