Lynnwood WA

Lynnwood, Washington is a community of about 37,000 in Snohomish County, 16 miles north of Seattle. Lynnwood has become the retail hub of the southern part of the county. Alderwood Mall is a major regional shopping center. Lynnwood is strategically situated at the junction between Interstate 405 and Interstate 5. Lynnwood is home to both Central Washington University and Edmonds Community College. Those that live in Lynnwood WA homes are only minutes away from the ferries on North Puget Sound as well as towering mountain peaks.


About 80 years ago, the area was platted as a series of single-acre residential lots. Many of the classic early residences remain to this day. The community was originally part of a large, unincorporated community called Alderwood Manor. Lynwood was incorporated in 1959. The name borrowed from "Alderwood" while also honoring the name of the developer's wife, "Lynn."

Parks and Recreation

Scriber Lake Park offers a unique floating boardwalk among its amenities. There's a walking trail that is 0.8-mile long. The lake offers visitors a peaceful respite amidst ample waterfowl and wildlife. This is the lake where the first settler here built his cabin long ago. Lynnwood Golf Course is a sporty and scenic 18-hole, executive style course. The par-65 layout measures 4,741 yards long, and it features numerous sand bunkers and water hazards. Skilled shotmaking is rewarded at this municipal golf course that offers a picturesque escape for golfers wanting to get a little practice in.

Attractions and Activities

The 2.82-acre Heritage Park celebrates the social, agricultural and transportation history of the neighborhoods that once comprised Alderwood Manor. A number of historic structures have been fully renovated, including the Wickers Building. Exhibits allow that visitor to step back in time to 1919, when the one-time rural community was first founded.


Celebrate! is a city-sponsored event that's held in mid-July. This music and dance festival showcases the heritage, art and culture of the community. Art demos, interactive dance and a rodeo add variety to this community event. The beer and wine garden is a popular destination as the live music cranks up in the evening. Irish dancers, Latvian folk dancers, Mexican folk dancers and others perform here. Lynnwood real estate offers the prospective Lynnwood home buyer an opportunity to invest in either historic Lynwood homes for sale or more modern Lynnwood properties. Allow a good Lynnwood real estate agent to share his or her knowledge with you. You'll save time as you peruse the exciting and interesting Lynnwood WA real estate that is available. A skilled Lynnwood realtor can match your needs with the appropriate real estate in Lynnwood. Many homes for sale in Lynnwood will offer great views and lush landscaping. Some of the Lynnwood homes for sale will include the latest in energy efficient systems and gourmet kitchens.
Cathy Hartmann-Gladwell
Cathy Hartmann-Gladwell
Managing Broker