Many people around the world spend hours or maybe even days hiking up rough terrain, just to catch a short glimpse of a beautiful view; of course their efforts are rewarded with scenes and memories that they will always remember. Here in Lake Stevens real estate, home owners enjoy this same reward each and every day; it would be impossible for them to erase the views of the lake, with Mount Pilchuck and the surrounding peaks high above it, from their minds. Although small, Lake Stevens manages to puff up its chest just enough to appear much larger than it is, probably from its diverse landscape. From busy city and highway, to fun filled beaches and wooded parks, Lake Stevens has it all.
Go big or go home! Lake Stevens has taken its most prized feature and made it a popular destination for those wishing to spend a day away or those who want to enjoy having the lake in their back yard. Lake Stevens’ ability to wow its guests and residents dates all the way back to 1919 when its saw mill became known as the “world’s largest saw mill”. It has still managed to stay on the map to this day, now known for having the largest lake in Snohomish County. Lake Stevens is home to some of the most sought after lake front properties in Washington State. The lake, cleverly named Lake Stevens, is located in the center of the city and covers approximately 1,000 acres. There is no shortage of adventure here in Lake Stevens as water sports are enjoyed year round and popular hiking trails are easily accessible. Lake Stevens is dedicated to keeping the adventure alive and hosts an annual festival called Aquafest, which includes boat races, live entertainment, contests, and much more.
Lake Stevens is growing at a rapid rate; in 2000 the population was 6,361 and by 2011 it reached 28,148. Lake Stevens is not just growing in numbers, but the city is also growing in size through annexation. Lake Stevens is located southeast of Marysville, north of the city of Snohomish, and east of Everett. Its location allows for easy access to the surrounding Snohomish County communities. The local highway, Highway Nine, travels through West Lake Stevens and its highway 204 connects the city to the other major highway, Highway Two. This makes Lake Stevens a popular home for commuters (12.1 miles to Boeing and 7.3 miles to the Naval Station). This suburban community is great for families wishing to settle in while still having the opportunity to seek adventure.
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$230,000 : 9630 9th St NE, Lake Stevens3 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
$225,000 : 731 88th Dr SE, Lake Stevens3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$232,450 : 1410 130th Dr NE, Lake Stevens4 beds, 2 full baths
$434,900 : 725 77th Dr SE, Unit Lot8, Lake Stevens5 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$260,000 : 1973 125th Ave NE, Lake Stevens0 beds, 0 baths
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Lake Stevens Real Estate Statistics
- Units: 60 (Feb, 2013)
- Average Sale Price: $247, 073 (Feb, 2013)
- Median Sale Price: $244,000 (Feb, 2013
- Average Time on Market: 73 (Feb, 2013)
Lake Stevens Real Estate & Communities
Lake Stevens, being a smaller community, has not defined the breakdown of subdivisions and communities. As the city is organized it is divided into the following sections: City Boundary, Urban Growth Area (UGA) Boundary and the Future Planning Areas.
Lake Stevens Landscape and Surrounding Areas
The landscape of Lake Stevens does not end with the lake or Mount Pilchuck; the opposite side of town also has views of the valley and the Snohomish River. No matter where you find yourself in Lake Stevens, you will find yourself looking down on water or up at regal mountain peaks.
Enjoy the day on the water, swimming, boating/inner-tubing/water-skiing, or fishing. Lake Stevens has three main parks on the lake with boat launches, picnic areas, and swimming access. The Lake is also a popular destination for Kokanee fishing, Kokanee are landlocked Sockeye salmon. The lake is also home to perch, bass, trout, and others.
Lake Stevens has recently begun hosting the Iron Man Triathlon; it begins in the lake and ends just outside the city. If you’re up for a challenge, this race is a great way to get in shape and see the Lake Stevens landscape in a whole new way.
The city lies at the Cascade Foothills allowing for easy access to popular hikes and Mount Pilchuck State Park. The Centennial trail follows a small portion of the Lake Stevens’ border, this trail is popular to runners, cyclers, and those who wish to take their dogs for a long walk on a peaceful trail.
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Lake Stevens Schools
Lake Stevens’ school district is dedicated to meeting their students at their individual education level. They offer special education and also programs for those who are ready to work beyond their grade level. See all Lake Stevens schools.
Lake Stevens History
Lake Stevens became an official city in 1960. It is believed to be first settled in 1886 by Governor Isaac I. Stevens who had a 160 acre homestead. In 1905 a railroad was built connecting it to Hartford, this resulted in a mill located on the north cove of the lake. This mill became known as “the world’s largest mill” and remains can still be seen today. The mill burned twice and after the second fire it was retired. Lake Stevens lost its biggest industry, but was able to stay on its feet. In the 1920s Lake Stevens became a resort community with the lake as its main attraction. Lake Stevens became a popular place for commuters to live in the 1960s transforming the city into a suburban community. Today Lake Stevens continues to grow and places its special attention on protecting their natural environment.