Greater Seattle Communities – North

The communities north of Seattle offer beautiful homes, friendly neighborhoods, varied work opportunities, and a way of life unique to smaller cities.



Located northeast of Lake Washington, the City of Bothell is in the midst of an exciting downtown redevelopment plan with an eye on new employment opportunities, new housing, and new and improved public spaces. All wonderful additions to a city already known for its quiet residential neighborhoods, great recreational opportunities, and educational options that include the award-winning Northshore School District and the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College Campus.


The picturesque community of Edmonds is located approximately 15 miles north of Seattle on the shores of Puget Sound. The city’s downtown neighborhood spreads out from a central fountain to include shops and galleries, waterfront parks, public art, fishing pier and scenic views of Puget Sound. At the heart of the downtown waterfront, the Washington State Ferry Terminal handles daily service to Kingston. Nearby, the Port of Edmonds operates a large covered moorage facility.  There are also parks with beach access within walking distance.


Located 25 miles north of Seattle, Everett is home to the Naval Station Everett and the Boeing Company. The Port of Everett links the community to international shipping from around the world. In Everett, you’ll find the largest public marina on the West Coast, a revitalized downtown, vibrant neighborhoods, 40 parks and trails and two public golf courses.


Located at the northern tip of Lake Washington, Kenmore is home to family friendly-neighborhoods, an award-winning school district, and many quality services. Kenmore was named a 2015 Playful City USA in part for its parks (some along the lakeshore), its annual community events and the variety of outdoor activities available here that include fishing, boating, biking, and more.

Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park is primarily a single-family residential community with numerous small neighborhood parks, playgrounds and the lakefront Burke Gilman Trail. The central gathering spot is the Lake Forest Park Towne Centre.

Lake Stevens

Because Lake Stevens is located near excellent employment, shopping, and cultural opportunities and easy access to I-5, many residents of this friendly community commute to jobs in nearby Everett, Bothell and Bellevue. Recreation centers around the lake, the city’s namesake and largest in Snohomish County. Lake Stevens’ annual Aquafest celebration held the last full weekend in July offers all sorts of family fun – on and off the water!


Lynnwood is the business and commercial center of South Snohomish County. The city, however, is also a community of homes, parks and recreational opportunities that include a municipal golf course and a Recreation & Aquatic Center (a wonderful facility offering classes and activities, fitness equipment, and a recreational pool with water slides, lazy river, water playground and family hot tub).


Marysville’s strategic location, abundant land, modern infrastructure and unhurried lifestyle provide an ideal environment to raise a family and operate a successful business. With lakes, rivers, wooded countryside, alpine hiking trails, boating and golfing only minutes away, Marysville offers residents a variety of recreational activities.

Mill Creek

Mill Creek, began in 1976 as one of Washington’s first planned communities.  Today, the city is known for its well-defined neighborhoods and diverse housing options for every lifestyle.  Mill Creek Town Center is a business, retail, entertainment and public gathering place for the community.


The city of Monroe is located approximately 40 miles northeast of Seattle and 15 miles southeast of Everett. Monroe has a small-town friendliness and strong sense of community. Monroe boasts an extensive park system and is home to the Evergreen State Fair.

Mountlake Terrace

The safe, walkable community of Mountlake Terrace has been recognized for its affordability, low crime rate, short commute times (due in part to their new Transit Center and Freeway Station), solid student test scores and abundant parks, playgrounds, and recreational attractions.


Mukilteo – a Native American name that means “good camping ground” – is located on Puget Sound immediately south of Everett. Mukilteo provides all the charm of a waterfront community within easy commuting distances of larger cities.  Local landmarks include the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and the circa 1906 Mukilteo Lighthouse.


Shoreline is home to a variety of neighborhoods offering a diversity of housing options, from exclusive, waterfront living to more moderately priced homes and condos. Shoreline has a historical museum, two libraries, a popular senior center, an arts council, youth sports teams, and several service clubs.


The city of Snohomish, founded in 1859 on the banks of the Snohomish River, offers country living with charm and hospitality. Snohomish has commercial and nationally registered historic-home districts. Two museums, the Blackman House and Old Snohomish Village keep the past alive for residents and visitors.  A multitude of antique and collectible shops have earned Snohomish the title of “the Antique Capital of the Northwest.”