NAS Whidbey Island, WA Local Information
Local Communities and Features
NAS Whidbey Island is in Oak Harbor, Island County, Washington, on Whidbey Island. Oak Harbor has a population of about 22,000. Nearby communities are Coupeville, population 1,800, and Langley, population 1,000.
Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Oak Harbor ranges from $600 to $1000 a month, with an average of about $800.
Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Island County is about $301,000 compared to $283,000 for Washington. A detached house in Oak Harbor is, on average, about $210,000.
Short Description of the Area: Oak Harbor is the largest city on Whidbey Island, however Coupeville is the seat of Island County. Island County is made up of 9 different islands, of which Whidbey Island is the largest. Whidbey is also the 4th largest island in the continental U.S. at 35 miles long. The city of Oak Harbor is in the northern half of the island, located on Oak Harbor and Crescent Harbor which are separated from the mainland by Skagit Bay. Whidbey Island is in the Puget Sound and its southernmost point is only about 30 miles from Seattle, WA.
Climate and Weather: The weather on Whidbey Island can vary depending on which end of the island you're on; the northern and southern tips tend to experience more rain than the center of the island does. In the Oak Harbor area, the average annual rainfall is about 29-30 inches, which is much less than the average 38.6 for Washington. The average temperature in July is about 63 degrees Fahrenheit while the temperature in January is usually around 41 degrees. Oak Harbor sees very little snowfall, only about 3 inches a year. There have been earthquakes here, though the risks are much lower than for the rest of Washington, but it is still important to be aware.