Edmonds Real Estate & Community Info

Edmonds Real Estate & Community Info

Edmonds, Washington is a beautiful waterfront suburban city located just 11 miles north of Seattle in Snohomish County. The city’s mountainous and waterfront views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Mountain Range are one of a kind for the 40,000+ residents.

Incorporated in 1890 by logger George Brackett, Edmonds is the oldest city in Snohomish County. When Brackett was paddling north from Seattle looking for lumber, he ran across what is now Edmonds. A gust of wind landed him on a beach, later being named “Brackett’s Landing”. Within a few years, the city had a railroad and passenger ferry and was coming into its own. The turn of the century brought a booming mill town with thriving businesses and expansion in site. The city went through some setbacks including the Panic of 1893, which caused some businesses to close and owners to move elsewhere. In 1909 and 1928 there were 2 fires and many of the buildings were lost.

Brackett didn’t give up and stayed strong in his town. As time went on more roads were built and businesses began to thrive once again, giving Edmonds a new life of its own. By the 1960s, Edmonds Marina was built, attracting boaters, sailors, and water-lovers.

Living in Edmonds

Edmonds offers an incredible outdoor lifestyle, being surrounded by forests, lakes, hiking paths, and mountainous horizons. The median home price is $454,838 with the median household income being $80,911. The landscape gives way to a variety of home styles, including cozy cabins to modern new construction and waterfront properties. With Seattle being so close, residents can enjoy the perks of the metro city by traveling just a short ferry, Amtrak, Sounder Rail, bus or car ride south.

Shopping and Dining Options in Edmonds

Edmonds offers plenty of reasons for you to get out and enjoy a walk downtown. From nightlife, to theaters, and breweries, you’ll find yourself enjoying the historic neighborhood with family and friends.

Edmonds Museum Summer Market – held every Saturday from May – September, this farmers market brings together some of the best delicacies of Edmonds. Attracting up to 2000 people every Saturday, the market stretches from City Hall to the downtown area gazebo. The booths display home grown flowers, seafood, produce, and handmade crafts.

Edmonds Parks and Recreation

The city is home to 23 city parks which encompass more than 325 acres of parkland and 1000 feet of shoreline. Not only do residents and tourists get to enjoy the scenery of Edmonds, but the adventures of Seattle are just a scoot away bringing an endless choice of things to do.

Port of Edmonds – this is one of the largest marine facilities in Snohomish County. The marina is partially manmade, but has a capacity to hold 948 boats in water and dry storage. It is the gateway to the water wonderland of Edmonds and Puget Sound. It provides the only public boating access in the highly populated 30-mile stretch between Seattle’s Shilshole Bay and the Port of Everett.

Cascade Loop – Edmonds Marsh is the first stop on the Cascade Loop of Audubon Washington’s Great Washington State Birding Trail. This train features over 225 of Washington’s annual recorded bird species. The Cascade Loop takes you along the Pacific Ocean shoreline, guiding you through some of the most beautiful nature, wildlife, and landscape sceneries.

Edmonds Underwater Park – visited by over 25,000 divers a year, the park encompasses more than 27 acres of underwater land for divers to explore. There are 10 underwater parks that make up Washington’s Underwater park system and this is the most popular. You can explore sunken vessels, marine life, and reef structures. It is located just north of the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry Landing at the foot of Main Street,

Schools, Health and Transportation

The residents of Edmonds are a part of the Edmonds School District. This includes 6 high schools, 4 middle schools, 20 elementary schools, 2 K-12, 2 K-8 and a preschool, giving everyone plenty of options for just the right fit and a great education. These schools serve over 23,000 students. Seattle being just a few miles away is a big advantage to those that would like to go on to further their education. The city is home to University of Washington and many private universities including Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University.

Edmonds is home to the Swedish Edmonds Campus, which is a Level IV Trauma hospital. This provides services from ER to daily clinical needs. The town also has local clinics and doctors to provide primary care needs.

Getting around Edmonds is quite easy with all the options you have at your fingertips. From biking, to buses and ferries, you can find something to help you get where you are going. The Sound Transit and Community Transit provide bus and light rail services, the Port of Edmonds has public access for boats, Washington State Ferry Site provides ferries to a variety of locations, the Amtrak Station provides trains to neighboring cities, and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport provides flights throughout the world.

Contact Information

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Donna McCampbell
RE/MAX Northwest Realtors
300 NE 97th St
Seattle WA 98115
(206)949-9147 - Direct
(206)522-5500 - Office