Edmonds Homes for Sale
A Cozy City on the Water
Edmonds is a suburban city just fifteen minutes away from Seattle. It is located in Snohomish County and is home to a little over forty thousand people. Although there will be more than enough people to keep you company, the city won’t have crowds everywhere you step.
Edmonds may not be the biggest city, but it has plenty of entertainment and culture. A hit among tourists and locals is the Edmonds Summer Market, which is a great place to buy locally grown foods. While you’re out, take a ferry ride across the Puget Sound and look at some sea life. If you happen to be out and about on the third Thursday of the month, then you can go to Art Walk Edmonds (AWE). Edmonds also has other art tours that view works like murals and statues.
In addition to having art and other exciting activities, Edmonds also has high ratings from various sources. Areavibes.com gave Edmonds an A+ in amenities, and Safewise.com listed Edmonds as one of the safest cities in Washington, while Livability.com put the Snohomish County city in their Top 100 Places to Live list. With all these accolades, it’s hard to believe that the average house is just under $400,000.
Edmonds Family Life
A Relaxing City to Raise a Family
Edmonds is a great place to raise a family and is home to Maplewood Parent Coop, a K-8 school that scored ten out of ten possible points from Greatschools.org. The students here are proficient in English, as seen in the average test score of an A-. The test scores for math and science were in the solid B range, which was over fifteen percent better than the state average. Of course, when your children do well in Edmonds’ wonderful schools, you’ll want to celebrate.
If your kids are at least eight, you can take them to Whirly Ball, which has been called “the world’s only totally mechanized team sport.” Whirly Ball is a sports arena that requires teams to play games like basketball and lacrosse in bumper cars. Here you and the family can have some friendly competition on a four thousand square foot course.
This suburb also has live entertainment for the family. The Phoenix Theatre has many family-friendly shows, such as Frederick Stroppel’s Christmas Spirit. The Edmonds Center for Arts also shows many parent-approved as well. They put on improv shows, culture showcases featuring performers from all over the world, and youth camps just for kids of all ages.
Something for Everyone in Edmonds
There’s fun for all members of the family, even the ones twenty-one and over. Salish Brewing Company has an extensive list of beers, including hand-crafted ales and beers on tap. In addition to their long list of various IPAs and stouts, Salish Brewing also has a great menu with delicious items such as hand-tossed pizza and exotic salads.
The streets are not the only place to have a great time. Edmonds’ Underwater Dive Park is over twenty-seven acres of marine scenery made especially for divers. Washington’s underwater park system has ten sections, but Edmonds is the most visited. Here you can see many species of fish, crabs, octopi, and starfish while using guide ropes to lead you through the course. Over twenty thousand divers come here per year and the Underwater Dive Park featured in King5 Evening Magazine.
Some Edmonds events are too great to have year-round, like the Fourth of July parade and fireworks show that is hosted by the chamber of commerce, the Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting, and the Halloween Trick-or-Treat, which also has a costume contest. There are also events that are not centered around holidays like the Rosary Waterfront Festival, the Watershed Fun Fair, and the Edmonds Arts Festival.
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