Greenbank is a small community, mostly rural homes and vacant forest land, with most of the residential land divided into five and 10 acre parcels. The center of Greenbank is Coupe's Greenbank Store, "Serving Man and Beast since 1904". A little ways north of the Greenbank Store you will find the Greenbank Farm, a 520 acre public site. Many of the historic barn buildings are standing. The largest barn houses a wine specialty shop and tasting room featuring products of a dozen wineries of the Puget Sound region. You'll also find art galleries, a deli, specialty cheese shop and much more, with woodland and open trails.
Greenbank is located on the narrowest part of Whidbey Island in Puget Sound off the western cost of Washington State.
A few miles south of the Greenbank store is Meerkek Rhododendron Gardens, with woodland trails open year round and numerous special events.
South Whidbey State Park is a 347-acre camping park with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet. The park features include old-growth forest, tidelands, wetlands, and trails through the lush, forest undergrowth.
Residents of Greenbank are actively involved in preserving the rural quality of the area. Citizens have been involved in a program halting the State from spraying weeds along state highways in South Whidbey, acquired the 550-acre Greenbank Farm for the public and were able to preserve the Classic "U" old growth forest and make it part of South Whidbey State Park.
Greenbank is about 18 miles north of the Clinton Ferry and 10 miles east of the Keystone/Port Townsend Ferry; 7 miles north of Freeland and 8 miles south of Coupeville. Rural, but accessible, with wonderful views both East and West.
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