Shoreline is considered to be one of the more affluent cities in the state of Washington and has a population of just over 53,000. It is located in King County and is just nine miles from Downtown Seattle. It may become part of Snohomish County depending on an agreement between developers.
Shoreline is yet another city that was developed in anticipation of the Great Northern Railway. It was formed in 1890 and became connected to Seattle via the Seattle-Everett Interurban street carline in 1906; an event that increased its population. However, the city did not get the name ‘Shoreline’ until 1944, when it was given to the school district. Its name came from the fact that the school boundaries were from ‘shore to shore’. Shoreline did not become incorporated as a code city until 1995.
The city of Shoreline has more than 400 acres of open space and parks, which makes it a popular destination for those looking to escape the busy Seattle lifestyle. The Richmond Highlands Recreation Center has numerous amenities, such as sports fields, billiards, and ping pong tables, plus a gym.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a star attraction in Shoreline and welcomes tens-of-thousands of visitors each year who flock to see dozens of unusual and exotic plants and flowers. The natural wooded setting allows visitors to see this gorgeous flora in its most splendid form. The garden covers 4 acres and was founded by Dr. Arthur Kruckeberg and his wife Mareen in 1958. The garden regularly displays local exhibits from talented artists and currently has five art installations available to view.
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