Coupeville is the Island County seat, founded in 1852 (the oldest city in Washington State, but Tumwater claims to be the oldest incorporated city), and Coupeville contains the oldest standing wharf in Puget Sound. Front Street, which features many art galleries, restaurants and shops, is located on the scenic waters of Penn Cove.
Being in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Coupeville, along with most of Central Whidbey Island, has significantly less rainfall than the Seattle area. Central Whidbey enjoys pleasant temperatures year round and is a wonderful place to live.
Coupeville is located in the heart of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. The Reserve was established in 1978 and consists of over 17,000 acres, highlighted by breathtaking views of Ebey's Prairie, Puget Sound and both the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.
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