If you've ever taken an extended look around Puget Sound on Google Maps, you've probably come across one of the strangest land anomalies in the United States: Point Roberts. Located just below the 49th parallel, which normally dictates the border between the U.S. and Canada, you'll find the 5-square mile "exclave" that's a part of America thanks to a quirk in the nation's expansion. If you wanted to get there from any other point in the United States, you would have to go through Canada to get there (either by land or by sea). 1,300 full-time residents call this hanging thumbnail home, a handful of them said to be relocated by the U.S. Marshals Service's Witness Security Program. Even if you're not looking for anonymity, you might be looking for a little seclusion without losing your proximity to civilization. If that's the case, you might want to consider Point Roberts. Here's the cheapest options currently available on the market (cause it should be known there's some pretty pricy options there as well).Read More
The Ten Cheapest Homes For Sale in Point Roberts
1550 McKenzie Way ($63K)
The only five-figure option is this two-level Gothic A-frame cottage with an open floor plan. Quite the fixer-upper but it's situated on a 8,712 sq. ft. lot so there's plenty of room to grow and/or change.
252 Windsor Drive ($140K)
According to the broker babble, this starter home has "good bones in need of a little attention and sweat equity to make it sparkle like the little gem that it is." Starting at $165K, it quickly dropped its price down to $140K.
1948 Cliff Road ($289K)
This 3-BR comes with a pretty large heated pool and a 20,596 sq. ft. loft for plenty of privacy. On the market for 200 days, the 1971-home might be flexible on that price at this point.
1978 Waters Road ($305K)
A 3-BR/2-bath, 1,448 sq. ft. home located close to the beach. Facing south, you'll be able to keep an eye on Puget Sound from home or after a quick walk to the water.
1986 E Waldron ($329K)
Another ocean view cottage, this one's a 1,132 sq. ft. 2-BR. Recently updated with new windows, doors and bamboo hardwood floors. Two blocks from the privately-owned section of “South Beach,” of which you'll have legal access.
1363 Gulf Road ($375K)
Located on the western coast on Point Roberts, this two-level home offers ocean views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and deck. Includes a bonus room above the garage that makes for a nice guest room and/or game room.
550 S Beach Road ($375K)
For the rental investor and/or family looking to really get away, this property includes 1.8 acres of greens and gardens as well as two cabins with their own power, heat, water, septic, and sheds. The property includes beach rights.
125 Park Drive ($379K)
Here's a 2006-built Craftsman-style featuring an upper level with large master suite and walk-in closet. There's also two additional large bedrooms and a huge game room. This one's been on the market for a looong time.
1860 Washington Drive ($394)
This 3-BR, 2.5 bath, 2642 sq ft has some high-tech features, including built-in music speakers and keyless entry. Some of the usual features include a double car garage with work shop, two outbuildings and large back deck. According to the listing, "amenities too numerous to mention." So that's a lot of amenities.
1457 Churchill Drive ($615K)
This West Coast contemporary post and beam home was built for privacy, tranquility and nature. The fireplace in the middle of it all is enormous. The high quality vertical grain douglas fir finish work is pretty great too. The 3,938 sq. ft. home appears to be a real entertainer's dream.