Burlington (population 8,870 in 2009) offers plenty of shopping options, recreational opportunities and fabulous Burlington, WA real estate.
Plenty of freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunting and hiking opportunities are available in this Pacific Northwest area. The Skagit River flows through Burlington 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. Golfers can try their luck at the challenging 27-hole Avalon Golf Course in Burlington, Eaglemount Golf Course in nearby Mount Vernon or several others in the area. Ferries heading to the scenic San Juan Islands are just a half-hour away. Burlington residents will also have easy access to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. To enjoy all these amenities, a great piece of property in the Burlington area can be found on the Pacific NW MLS.
The Mt. Baker Ranger Station in nearby Sedro-Woolley is a source of information for visitors to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and North Cascades National Park. The station has many guide books and detailed hiking maps. Call (360) 856-5700. An informed Burlington and Pacific NW realtor can also provide you with detailed information of the area.
Residents of Burlington real estate properties are actively involved in the community, making possible popular annual events such as Berry Dairy Days in June. They're also just minutes away from the spectacular display of color presented in April during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Burlington offers a wide range of health-care services and is just several miles away from two hospitals: United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley and Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Business travelers and tourists are within an hour of Bellingham International Airport, which is served by Delta Air Lines, Horizon Air and Allegiant Air. For a big-city experience, Seattle is just an hour to the south and Vancouver, B.C. can be reached in 90 minutes.
The Burlington-Edison 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.
Burlington realtor, Susan Stecher, can assist you in becoming a resident of this fantastic Pacific NW area. She is knowledgeable about Burlington real estate being offered on the Burlington MLS. Susan can help you with every step of the home buying process. Contact her today to get started in your Burlington home search.
Quick Links:City of Burlington
Burlington Chamber of Commerce
Skagit Valley Hospital
United General Hospital
Burlington-Edison School District
Skagit Valley College
Western Washington University
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Mt. Baker Ski Area