All it takes is a few minutes of to look at Snohomish real estate, walk through downtown Snohomish, read their website, or visit the local high school to get a glimpse of the pride that makes the City of Snohomish one of a kind. This pride is not conceited like that of a peacock flaunting its feathers, but is a pride that comes from having a rich history and strong traditions. Like a grandfather who’s face shines with pride as he tells how the family business was started, with only a few dollars, a well-worn suitcase, and a lot of blood and sweat; the streets of Snohomish emanate this same pride of their past and future. Snohomish, the oldest city in Snohomish County, has maintained its historical architecture and beloved traditions to this day.
Known for its antiques, it is often sought out by tourists looking for pieces of Washington’s past. A drive through the city will take you back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, as many of the homes were built in this era, and still appear as they did the day they were completed. New construction is also encouraged to have an appearance that matches the historical theme of the city. The pride of this small town may have begun in 1903 when First Street was first paved with brick. There was a large celebration; the people were so proud of their paved street that they washed it weekly with a fire hose, even years afterward. Over 100 years later this same spirit drives the city’s passion for historical homes and traditions. Snohomish has many annual events for the whole family to enjoy including parades, car and bike shows, and tours of the historic homes and gardens. It is a safe community to raise a family in, as crime rates are low.
Don’t be mistaken by Snohomish’s firm belief in tradition; Snohomish has a growing number of new businesses and homes. This city may have the atmosphere of a quaint, little town, but it offers its residents the resources of a growing, modern community. Located east of I-5 and south of Lake Stevens near Highway 9 and Highway 2, Snohomish is close to the major highways and freeway of the area (8.4 miles to Boeing and 7.7 miles to the Naval Station). Great for commuters or those who wish to be a part of the hustle and bustle of the larger Seattle cities.
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$930,000 : 6229 W Flowing Lake Road, Snohomish4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$165,000 : 12531 218th Place SE, Snohomish3 beds, 2 full baths
$342,950 : 11617 60th Ave SE, Snohomish4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$1,550,000 : 23903 S Lake Roesiger Rd, Snohomish3 beds, 2 full baths
$435,000 : 2301 159th Ave SE, Snohomish3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
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Snohomish Real Estate’s Landscape and Surrounding Areas
The charm of Snohomish does not end with its history or beautiful architecture, but also extends to its breathtaking landscape that is hard to describe with mere words. The Snohomish valley marks the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, allowing for beautiful views of the snow capped mountains. Also in this picturesque scene is Snohomish’s prized river, the Snohomish River, which flows through the valley on the south side of town. Not only does the Snohomish River provide a beautiful view, but also a great opportunity to spend the day on the water. The residents of Snohomish find enjoyment in swimming, boating, or salmon fishing.
For the adventurous and adrenaline seekers, Snohomish has one of the county’s four airports. Harvey Airfield is located just across the Snohomish River. Take flying lessons, a ride in a hot air balloon, or spend the day skydiving. If you already own your own aircraft, take advantage of the local runway.
The roads of Snohomish are a favorite destination of many cyclists, as many of them wind through the valley and along the river. The paved Centennial Trail follows the east side of the city and is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise. Enjoy jogging, bicycling, roller-skating, or taking a scenic walk with a friend.
Located 15 minutes out of city limits is Flowing Lake Campground, Flowing Lake Archery Range, Flowing Lake Golf Course, and is situated in the wooded area of Three Lakes, giving it a remote feel. It is a great place to take the day or the weekend and enjoy the peaceful outdoors and the beach with family or friends.
Snohomish Real Estate Statistics
- Units: 57 (Feb. 2013)
- Average sale price: $258,187 (Feb, 2013)
- Median sale price: $235,000 (Feb, 2013)
- Average time on market: 74 (Feb, 2013)
Snohomish Real Estate’s Land Use Designations
The City of Snohomish has a diverse and well balanced use of land, allowing for city growth while still maintaining the integrity of the landscape. Within the city limits, Snohomish has 798 acres designation for Residential (single family, low density, medium density and high density), 480 acres designated for Commercial/Light Industrial (commercial, business park, airport industry, industry and mixed use), and 415 acres designated as “Other” (open space, urban horticulture, public, roads, rivers and lakes).
- Population: 9,124 (2011)
- Manufacturing (25%)
Snohomish school district is dedicated to keeping class sizes small and intimate for optimal learning. Their mission is “in its commitment to excellence, [and] places the success of each student at the center of all decisions and actions. Partnerships and strong academic programs ensure competent, responsible, lifelong learners”. Snohomish offers excellent academics, athletics, and arts. See all Snohomish schools.
Snohomish was first founded in 1856 as Cadyville, it later changed its name to Snohomish City, in 1871, after the local Native American tribe. Snohomish was one of the first cities in the Puget Sound region to be built inland and was to be located along a road that connected the local military forts. This road would cross over the Snohomish River, but it was never built. Still Snohomish thrived and became the local center of commerce. It flourished in the agriculture and lumber business. Still to this day there are remains of the old lumber mills located along the Snohomish River. Snohomish High School began in 1894 and by 1899 the City of Snohomish had reached 2,000 in population.
After enduring a time of economic decline in the 1970s, Snohomish took up a Historic District Ordinance that protects the historic buildings from demolition. In 1985 Highway 2 was completed and allowed traffic to bypass Snohomish, leaving it the quiet, small-town that it is today. Later in the 1990s, Snohomish took advantage of the preserved historic buildings and took on the antique industry and is now known as the “Antique Capital of the Northwest”.