Welcome to Langley
Trendy vibes intermingled with quaint, historic charm
Langley is a quaint waterfront village perched on the south end of Whidbey Island boasting serene forested surroundings and views of the Cascade Mountains.
Langley has a colorful and storied past, stemming from a fuel source for wood-fired cargo and fishing boats plying Saratoga Passage and Puget Sound. Langley was named for a Seattle judge and partner of Anthes and was once governed in 1919 by an all-women council.
Known for its Bohemian spirit, Langley attracted counter-cultural lifestyles in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of these people brought their artistic skills and progressive ideas, creating the cultural balance that makes Langley such an attractive place to live, work, and visit.
Today, Langley is a bustling art and cultural hub attracting tourists for its charming, yet trendy downtown surrounded by scenic gardens, as well as its festivals, world-class entertainment, a vibrant marina, and an eclectic food scene. Despite its vibrancy and growth, Langley retains its rural allure and friendly atmosphere and serves as a serene respite from the hectic pace of city life.
What to Love
- Artists’ mecca with a trendy, bustling downtown
- Warm and welcoming community
- Excellent food scene
Langley is home to a deep pool of artists, performers, artisans, musicians, families, and farmers alike who flock to the town for its low-key luxe vibe. The town’s tranquil ambiance is complemented by the hip, yet historic downtown Langley
, which is brimming with boutiques, restaurants, and bars.
Community involvement and outdoor adventure abound in Langley, with its year-round festivals, scenic beaches, forests, parks, and world-class entertainment.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Langley is a shopper’s haven and is home to a host of art galleries, antique shops, clothing boutiques, and bookstores. Head to Foamy Wander for seaside-inspired handmade jewelry and home decor. Explore a wide array of fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, poetry, and more at Moonraker Books, or head to Music for the Eyes for rugs, textiles, beads, and other unique items from local artists.
Langley boasts an amazing culinary scene. From fine dining experiences with world-renowned chefs to quaint cafes, Langley is sure to please even the most discerning palate. Head to Saltwater Fish House and Oyster Bar for signature seafood, The Braeburn Restaurant to indulge in comfort food classics or Prima Bistro for French-inspired fare. Nestled in the heart of Langley Village, Ultra House features an eclectic mix of transcontinental offerings including Japanese ramen, sake, and snacks. Spyhop is a cozy neighborhood watering hole.
Things to Do
Langley is home to performing arts venues, galleries, studios, lush parks, and beaches. Whether connecting with nature while breaking a sweat or immersing in arts and culture, this seaside oasis has it all. Useless Bay Golf and Country Club is the perfect spot to hone your swing, while the South Whidbey Community Park offers various sports fields, playgrounds, a skate park, and miles of trails for hiking or biking.
Langley is served by the South Whidbey School District. Top educational opportunities include:
South Whidbey Elementary, K-6
South Whidbey Middle, 7-8
South Whidbey High School, 9-12
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