Mount Vernon (population 30,800 in 2009) is ideally situated in Western Washington's Skagit Valley, offering short drives to numerous jobs, stores and recreational opportunities.
Straddling Interstate 5, Mount Vernon real estate is within 60 miles of Seattle and 85 miles of Vancouver, B.C., two of the world's most beautiful and vibrant cities. Residents also can be on a ferry to the San Juan Islands or on a trail in the North Cascade Mountains in less than an hour. Residents of Mount Vernon will also have easy access to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Searching Mount Vernon, WA information, you will find there is plenty of freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunting and hiking opportunities are available in this Pacific Northwest area. The Skagit River flows through Mount Vernon and attracts many bald eagles upstream from the city. Skiers and snowboarders are less than two hours away from the Mount Baker Ski Area, which typically has the most snowfall and longest ski season in the state, and several other ski areas. Pacific Northwest real estate owners who love to golf can try their luck at the challenging 27-hole Avalon Golf Course in Burlington, Eaglemount Golf Course in Mount Vernon, WA, or several others in the area. Ferries heading to the scenic San Juan Islands are just a half-hour away.
Mount Vernon, WA residents are actively involved in the community, making possible popular annual events such as parades, a street fair and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. They're just minutes away from the spectacular display of color presented in surrounding agricultural fields during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April. Agriculture also is highlighted in August during the Skagit County Fair in Mount Vernon. Conducting a Mount Vernon real estate search will provide you with Mount Vernon homes for sale so you can enjoy these fantastic events.
Retail choices range from modern shopping centers to historic downtown Mount Vernon, home of approximately 300 businesses.
Mount Vernon offers a wide range of health-care services, led by state-of-the-art facilities at Skagit Valley Hospital.
The Mount Vernon School District provides education for children in kindergarten through high school. Nearby colleges include Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon and Western Washington University in Bellingham.
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Quick Links:City of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Chamber
Skagit Valley Hospital
Mount Vernon School District
Skagit Valley College
Western Washington University
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Skagit County Tourism
San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
Mt. Baker Ski Area