LOCATION: Everett, Washington

This exciting coastal city, just north of Seattle, is the perfect spot for seaside shopping, culinary delight, and activities for the whole family. Whether you are in the mood for walking or biking in the park, catching a free concert, sailing, or whale watching, you can find plenty to keep you inspired and invigorated in Everett. Home port of the USS Nimitz and birthplace of Boeing planes, Everett has successfully transformed itself from a highly industrialized area to one that strikes the right balance between productivity and recreational pursuits. Stroll the Everett historic district, take in the spectacular waterfront, explore the numerous parks and gardens, visit Forest Park – Everett’s oldest public park, or hop a ferry to Jetty Island located in the Puget Sound just off the Everett waterfront. There truly is something for everyone in Everett.

At a glance:

  • Population as of the 2014 census: 106,736
  • Median house value: $229,100
  • Median household income: $50,874
  • Mean travel time to work: 18 mins.