Edmonds, Washington

A view of the Edmonds, Washington skyline.

Edmonds is the third most populated city in Snohomish County.

Edmonds is a city with a population of almost 40,000 and can be found in Snohomish County. It is just 11 miles north of Seattle and is known for having incredible scenery, as the Cascade Range, Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound are all on the Edmonds skyline. It is the third most populous city in the county and is also rated as one of the most affluent in the entire state.

It was originally founded by George Brackett, a logger, when he located the region while paddling his canoe in the search for wooded areas. While the town was given its name in 1884, it took another six years for it to become incorporated. When the Great Northern Railway arrived in 1891, it was hoped that Edmonds would become increasingly prosperous, but the Panic of 1893 delayed the city’s growth. However, Edmonds did eventually enjoy sustained growth during the 20th century, as more roads were built, plus residential and commercial development became more pronounced.

Brackett’s Landing is one of the main attractions and is divided into north and south. Brackett’s Landing North is known for its golden sands and underwater area that is ideal for deep-sea divers looking to explore. The sunsets in this area are nothing short of spectacular. Brackett’s Landing South is better known for its picnic facilities and its view of the Olympic Mountains across Puget Sound. Take a trip south of Edmonds Ferry Terminal and you will find a beautiful grassy area, which is the perfect place to lazily enjoy a summer’s day while watching the ferries pass by.

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