If you have ever had the opportunity to visit or live in Washington State, you know how special it is. It is not surprising that approximately 93,000 people move to the area each year. Spectacular mountain scapes, volcanoes, deserts, gorgeous coastlines are just a few of the reasons why many call it home. Why live in Snohomish County? Here are a few reasons.
What Makes it Great
Snohomish County is just north of Seattle. It encompasses 2,196 square miles with 109 of those miles being water. Like much of the state the county landscape is a mix of city and urban living. Moreover, it is nestled along waterways, farmland and nature.
There are over 100 miles of trails for walking and hiking, and over 121 county parks to enjoy. Snohomish County offers something for everyone. For instance, the Cascade Mountains are just to the east and ski enthusiasts will find Stevens Pass ski resort only 1 1/2 hours away. Boaters and fisherman will be excited to learn that Snohomish County has over 460 lakes, not to mention access to the Puget Sound with boat launches and moorage. By the way, if you love u-pick farms and farmers markets, Snohomish County has the best!
Snohomish County is comprised of eighteen unique cities. Arlington, Bothell, Brier, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mount Lake Terrace, Mukilteo, Snohomish, Stanwood, and Woodway. Each city offers a variety of housing choices, shopping, eating, activities, arts and entertainment.
Things to Do
Museums (including a children’s museum), art centers, theaters, parks, trails, beaches, so many things to do and see in Snohomish County. Want a cozy meal with an incredible water view as well as a walk on the beach? Head on over to Edmonds, Mukilteo or Everett. These towns get to claim puget sound as their front yard. How about a nice day on a Lake in the heat of the summer? Lake Stevens is home to the largest and deepest lake in the county with four public beaches.
Nestled along the Snohomish River is the town of Snohomish. Snohomish has a bustling historic downtown area with boutiques, and restaurants that line its popular 1st Street. How about a quick weekend trip away? Get ready, Snohomish County has its own regional airport, Paine Field. As a result, traveling to Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Arizona, and Los Angeles are a breeze. Did I mention Bothell? Bothell has a growing and revamped downtown area with access to the Burke-Gilman trail, and many great restaurants. For instance, Bothell’s McMenamins Anderson School is a 5.41 acre complex with 3 restaurants, hotel, movie theater and a public pool all on a restored property that was Bothell’s first middle school.
In addition to all of this fun stuff, Snohomish County is also home to 3 community Colleges and the UW Bothell. The UW Bothell is a 4 year public satellite campus of the University of Washington. So, why live in Snohomish County? Well, Snohomish County has it all!
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Written by Rondie Martin
Realtor® ABR® e-PRO SRES®
Windermere Senior Transition Specialist