Everett, Washington, is a city with a population of about 105,000. This county seat of Snohomish County is 25 miles north of Seattle. Everett was an All-America City award winner in 2002. With a volume of 116.5 million cubic feet, the Boeing assembly plant here is the largest building in the world. The largest public marina on the west coast is found here as well.
Those of European descent began to live here beginning in 1861, but the fledgling town was not platted until 1890. Together with Henry Hewitt, Charles Colby hatched plans in 1890 to create an industrial city on the shores of the Snohomish River. They soon formed the Everett Land Company. The community is named after Everett Colby, the 15-year-old son of Charles.
Parks and Recreation
One of the largest of Everett's 40 parks
is the 137-acre Walter E. Hall Park. It includes both a golf course and a skate park. Other major facilities include the 197-acre Forest Park
and the 96-acre Langus Riverfront Park. Forest Park offers amenities as diverse as an animal farm and a swimming pool. Hikers revel in the miles of trails that meander through Forest Park. Langus Riverfront Park offers a boat launch. Other parks in the system provide sandy beaches on Puget Sound and public docks for anglers. Jetty Island is a man-made island that is two miles long. Strong prevailing winds and wide, sandy beaches make this a favorite destination for kite-surfers.
Attractions and Activities
is a classic Japanese garden found at Everett Community College. The Sukiya-style gates lead to a stream and even a part of Kintai Bridge from Iwahuni, Japan. The 2.4-acre Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens is found at the southern end of Legion Park. Strollers enjoy the panoramic vistas of Pugest Sound as they simultaneously explore the dahlia, conifer and woodland gardens. The Japanese maple grove includes 17 varieties of maples.
In 2003, the $83 million Comcast Arena
opened. Today, it hosts major concerts, hockey games and even high school graduations. The Everett skyline is defined by the twin masts of the unique architectural design. The Everett Performing Arts Center is the home of the Village Theatre Company. The Everett Chorale also performs there. The historic Everett Theatre hosts theatrical and other cultural events. The Everett Symphony holds it performances at the Everett Civic Auditorium.
Available Everett WA real estate includes everything from century-old bungalows to million-dollar estates on the water. Many Everett homes for sale are of fairly recent construction. These Everett WA homes will often feature energy efficient equipment, multi-car garages and even gourmet kitchens. At the same time, Everett properties include 1970s and 1980s-era real estate in Everett that can be quite affordable.
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