Located in northern Snohomish County, Arlington lies on the Stillaguamish River in the western foothills of the Cascade Range. Arlington has 17 city-maintained parks, including nature preserves, neighborhood parks, boat launches, and gardens. Arlington School District also has 59 acres of sports fields and playgrounds open to public use during non-school hours. Arlington Municipal Airport hosts the annual "Arlington Fly-In" air show during the summer, where you can watch aerobatic pilots perform impressive maneuvers. Let your life take flight in the growing community of Arlington!

Arlington Rabbit Sculptures

Downtown

Arlington's historic downtown brings you back to the old American West with North Olympic Ave lined with historical wood and brick buildings. Strolling down…

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Granite Falls is located in the western foothills of the Cascade Range, a great location for families that commute to Everett, Seattle, and the Eastside to work. Granite Falls is also located near recreational areas along the Mountain Loop Highway in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, with plenty of hiking, camping, and fishing sites. Make sure to check out their largest annual community event in early October, Railroad Days. It's an excellent outing for families, including a parade, street fair, carnival rides, and tours. The Granite Falls school district also has several athletic facilities for residents and a skate park and dog park.

Granite Falls City Hall Plaza

Community & Safety

Granite Falls School District
205 North Alder Ave, Granite Falls, WA 98252

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Historically known as the "Strawberry City", Marysville holds an annual strawberry festival in the third week of June. However, there is much more to Marysville than that little red fruit. Marysville is the second-largest city in Snohomish County. With new housing and industrial areas under construction, the city also opened a second high school. Check out our recommendations for places to dine, shop, and visit in Marysville.

Red barn at Jennings Park in Marysville, WA

SHOPPING

If you like outlet shopping, head over to nearby Tulalip to the Seattle Premium Outlets. You are sure to score deals from brands like Adidas, Clarks, Dr. Martens, Gap, Lululemo and more.

If local shops are more your style, head to Third Street and State Avenue where you'll find local businesses such as Celestial…

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Established in 1876 and incorporated in 1890, Edmonds is a beach town with a lot going on, from mountain views to shops to nature parks. With its majestic views of the Olympic Mountains, it's no wonder that famed travel guide Rick Steves chooses to make Edmonds his home, choosing it over all other scenic towns in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to all the quaintness of a historic beachside city, Edmond's location includes easy access to I-5. You can easily access downtown Seattle or head north towards Bellingham or the Canadian border.

Hand holding shell at Edmonds Beach

Where to Dine

Downtown Edmonds is a vibrant beachside community that offers a large variety of dining to satisfy any hungry visitor with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, start with the cozy, comfort…

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One of the most fun and exciting things about owning your home is making it your own, but that doesn't necessarily have to break the bank.

Our Broker Madi Rennie shares with you three cost-effective ways to upgrade your home.


"A fresh coat of paint. There's so much more you can do with color than just using it on the walls. You can use it in your kitchen by refurbishing your kitchen cabinets, or you can use it in your bathroom by updating your bathroom vanity. Put a little bit of paint on it with some updated hardware, and you're going to have the feel and the look of an updated bathroom kitchen for a fraction of the cost.

Buy secondhand or vintage furniture. You can all go the online route, check the Facebook Marketplace or OfferUp, or go…

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Lynnwood is the fourth-largest city in Snohomish County, a great suburban community for commuters to Seattle, Everett, and Bellevue. The city has one of the largest concentrations of retailers in the region anchored by the busy hub of Alderwood Mall, the largest and arguably, best mall in the area. More than shopping, Lynnwood offers a choice of parks that provide tranquility from the shopping and independent restaurants that offer an escape from the chain locations. Check out this vibrant city and get to know Lynnwood!

Alderwood Historical Assocation

Where to Dine

While primarily known as a destination for mall-based shops and restaurants, Lynnwood offers a substantial selection of independent shops and restaurants well. The Indigo Kitchen & Alehouse serves cozy comfort food…

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Housing analysts are predicting that buyers who keep getting shut out may soon find better luck.

There are two fundamental reasons for that.


Increase in inventory. During December through March of this last year, housing inventory in Snohomish county was in the 200s; from July through September, it's been in the 700s. That's a three-and-a-half time increase from what it was just seven months!

Increase in interest rates. They've leveled around three percent now, but they're creeping up to what they're going to be, approximately 3.25 in the next week or so.


If you've been thinking about any sort of a new purchase making a change, or even refinancing your current property, now is definitely the time to take that advantage. Let's get you…

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At only 10,000 residents, Snohomish is far from the largest town in Snohomish County. However, after spending time in downtime Snohomish, you would hardly know that as it's one of the more unique and lively downtowns in the state. Full of shops and restaurants set into historic buildings, it's no wonder that downtown Snohomish is considered one coolest small town downtowns in America. Snohomish is also the southern terminus for the Centennial Trail. Start in downtown Snohomish and ride your bike 30-miles north through Lake Stevens, Marysville, and Arlington. With restaurants, shopping, and family-friendly outdoor activities, Snohomish is a place for everyone.


Where to Dine

If you are a foodie, Snohomish has you covered. Why not start with dessert…

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Median and average sales prices are still well up over last year at the same time, but a couple of stats indicate the market slowing down in September 2021.

  • In September 2021, almost entirely across the board with SnoCo, KingCo, and IslandCo, we saw drops in both median and average sales prices compared to August 2021 for both condo and residential.
  • The days on market went up a tick in all three counties for condo and residential with the exception of SnoCo stayed the same at 10 days.
  • The list-to-sale price also decreased a half to a whole percentage point in all cases except for IslandCo condo.

Check out the report graphics below. 

September 2021 Snohomish County Residential Market Report

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There are many benefits to downsizing your house, from financial relief to
easier maintenance.

Here are a few tips on how to downsize:


  1. Declutter your house. Have a yard sale and hire a company to come out and pick up your more oversized items. Look for any way that can help with your move and also help out financially.
  2. Measuring your furniture. You don't want to move into a new place and find out that all of your furniture is way too big for your new home.
  3. Be creative with your storage. You might find that the house you're going into has a lot less room for storage. You might have to get creative with putting things under the bed or finding different shelving solutions.
  4. But, the most important thing is just to be flexible and make…

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