Introduction to Edmonds, Washington
Edmonds, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 4 miles NW of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 14 miles N of Seattle, Washington. The city is in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett area. There are 39,515 residents in Edmonds.
George Brackett, a logger, founded Edmonds in 1890. Earlier, he came to the area on a canoe searching for timber when a gust of wind beached his canoe at a spot which is now called "Brackett’s Landing." Brackett named the area Edmonds in 1884, and it was officially incorporated as a village in 1890. It was named after Vermont Senator George Franklin Edmunds. The Great Northern Railroad passed through Edmonds in 1891.
Edmonds and nearby Attractions
- Old Milltown
- Harbor Square
- Five Corners
- Firdale Village
- Classic Cascade Symphony
- Driftwood Players
Things To Do In Edmonds
There are several parks in Edmonds including a skate park, a dog park, and Edmonds Underwater Park which is a scuba diving site. Those who are artistically inclined flock to Edmonds Center for the Arts, which frequently hosts various performing art shows. The Edmonds Arts Festival, held during Father’s Day Weekend, is a three-day art exhibition that features artwork of the local students.
One can avail of flights from the Boeing Field/King County International Airport.
Edmonds Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Puget Sound Christian College, Edmonds Community College, and Seattle Community College.