The unincorporated community of Conway, in southern Skagit County on State Route 534 (just a mile west of Interstate 5 and six miles south of Mount Vernon), offers some fantastic Pacific Northwest real estate.
The community is drawn together by the Conway School District, which educates approximately 400 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Families can select from several nearby high schools, but only Mount Vernon High School provides bus transportation in Conway.
Approximately 4,000 people live in the Conway, WA school district. The economic base is primarily agricultural with various fresh produce and seed crops grown in the fertile soil of the Skagit Valley. It's an easy commute on I-5 not only to Mount Vernon and Burlington, but also to Everett (30 minutes south) and Bellingham (40 minutes north). Owning a piece of Conway, WA real estate puts you close to all of these locations.
Recreational boaters have access via Swinomish Channel to the scenic San Juan Islands. If you don't have a boat, ferries heading to the islands are just a half-hour away in Anacortes.
Plenty of freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunting and hiking opportunities are available in the area. Golfers can try their luck at a number of nearby courses, including the challenging 27-hole Avalon Golf Course in Burlington and Eaglemount Golf Course in Mount Vernon. 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. By conducting a Conway, WA MLS search, you can find something close to any of the activities you enjoy.
The Mt. Baker Ranger Station in nearby Sedro-Woolley is a source of information for travelers, hikers and campers heading to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and North Cascades National Park. The station has many guidebooks and detailed hiking maps. Call (360) 856-5700. A knowledgeable Conway, WA realtor can also provide a wealth of Pacific NW information as well.
Conway residents are just minutes away from the spectacular display of color in fields that is presented in April during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. In addition, they'll be close to all the festivities when the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games take place.
Many health-care facilities and Skagit Valley Hospital are located 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 and major airports, Seattle is just slightly more than hour to the south and Vancouver, B.C. can be reached in 90 minutes.
Nearby colleges include Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon and Western Washington University in Bellingham.
Whether you are searching for Conway, WA area information or you are ready to start your Conway home search, an expert Conway real estate agent can assist you. Pacific Northwest realtor Susan Stecher has a wealth of knowledge of the Conway, WA area. She is ready to walk you through the entire home-buying process.
Quick Links:Conway School District
Skagit Valley College
Western Washington University
Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau