Edmonds is located approximately 15 miles north of Seattle on the shores of Puget Sound. Most people will agree…it is a pretty little town, a great place to live. Today it is rare to find a “real town” with the charm, hospitality, and beauty Edmonds has to offer. The location and climate are ideal for year round activity.
The streets are safe are safe and walk able, adorned with beautiful, colorful hanging flower baskets. Thanks to a healthy alliance between the City, Port, and Chamber of Commerce, Edmonds strives to serve as a model of strong, stable economic growth. Washington State ferries run round trips daily between Edmonds and Kingston, linking Edmonds with the Hood Canal and Olympic Peninsula. The Sounder transports commuters between Everett and downtown Seattle with a stop in Edmonds, home of a new railway station. Eager Mariner and Seahawk, and Sounder fans can also use this service. Amtrak offers scheduled trips between Portland, Seattle, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Everett, Bellingham, and Vancouver B.C.
Where coastal steamers once took their cargo of freshly cut timber, Edmonds’ beaches are now designated marine sanctuaries with the first underwater park on the west coast. The waterfront is comprised of three beachfront parks, a popular 900-foot fishing pier and several spectacular waterfront restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and antique shops.
Like to wake up to the sound of seagull cries? Located in Harbor Square, just off the waterfront and the marina are the Harbor Inn and an
upscale athletic club offering aerobic classes, tennis courts, swimming pool, and state of the art equipment.
There is no shortage of cultural opportunities in Edmonds. An annual Arts festival, the Cascade Symphony, Olympic Ballet, Driftwood Players, Edmonds Performing Arts Center are just of the few experiences available to the residents and visitors. A Saturday Market is available from May through October featuring local produce, baked goods and crafts.