The Pacific Northwest of the United States is home to many beautiful and popular cities and communities. The ocean, seaside, mountains, and fresh air and good job opportunities make Everett, Washington, one of the favorite choices for families to make their homes. Twenty-five miles north of Seattle, it is the county seat and largest city in Snohomish County and was the recipient of the All American City Award in 2002. In July 1890 Henry Hewitt Jr. and Charles L. Colby traveling on an Alaskan Cruise conceived the idea for an industrial city on the peninsula of the Snohomish River. In 1893 the Great Northern Railroad came to town and in May of that year Everett was incorporated as a city. Railroads and mines affected the future of Everett with steam riverboats being constructed for the Yukon Gold Rush. Today, Everett is a vital, thriving and modern city while still remembering its history. The Port of Everett is a deep water commercial port and a marina considered to the be largest on the west coast. Naval Station Everett on the Puget Sound Naval Complex and Boeing Aircraft are among leading employers. A rich environment and opportunities provide the healthy, safe and vibrant lifestyle families seek.
Off I-585 and right on the coast is Boulevard Bluffs bordering the town of Mikilteo. A combination of condos, apartments and single family homes welcome families and singles and is considered to be #1 of the 19 neighborhoods in Everett. Median home prices list at around $585,000 with incomes above $97,000. Beautiful views of Hat Island and Whitby Island and access to Darlington Beach make this a much sought after location. Excellently rated schools for K-12 and numerous parks make this an ideal family neighborhood. Tommy's Restaurant and Bar inside the Holiday Inn on Pine Street has good food, reasonable prices and even a happy hour. Or try Amici Bistro on the Mikilteo Speedway with indoor and outdoor seating for italian. Razzals Sports Bar and Grill has decent food and drinks and is a fun place to watch sports and meet new people. You can find them on Hwy 99 in Everett. Harbor Point Shopping Center and mall is on the Mikilteo Speedway for convenience. Don't miss Lighthouse Park on Front Street in Mikilteo.
Southeast of Everett off I-5 is Silver Lake with a selection of single family homes and apartments. Shopping is handy with small plazas and malls on the Everett Mall South and Hwy 99. The Lone Fir Bar and Grill on Pleasant Hill has good food and drinks for a change of pace. Right on Silver Lake is Emorys on 19th Avenue SE. It is a well known and popular place for a nice dinner. For a fun night out try O'Finnigan's Pub on Hwy 99. Great Pub food, appetizers, beer and Karaoke. There are many advantages to the Silver Lake area including their schools and parks. Its only about 10 miles from Everett. Home prices average around $350,000 with rents over $1,100 and incomes in the $83,000 range. It has a population over 26,000 of Everett's 104,000 with a diverse group of residents. Take the family to Silver Lake for a day of swimming, boating, fishing or hiking and enjoy the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
West of I-5 and south of Mikilteo Speedway is the View-Ridge Madison neighborhood. It is handy to the coast line and Everett and many schools and parks. It's a great family oriented area of single family homes and apartments and condos. The Forest Park Swim Center and Animal Park on Mikilteo Blvd. provide great recreational activities. Anderson's Shopping Center and Mall on Evergreen Way off the Boeing Freeway is one among several areas handy to shopping. Median prices are $310,000 with rents around $950 and incomes $63,000 and up. With good schools and activities and you are still only about 20 minutes from Everett and short drives to the mountains and many creeks and lakes in the area. Home Port Tavern on Everett Avenue in Everett has good food and family atmosphere. For spectacular views of the sea and lighthouse and great seafood drive over to Ivar's Mikilteo Landing on Front Street. The Comcast Arena in Everett hosts many concerts and events for all ages. Enjoy exploring all the wonderful things in Everett - the City on the Sound.