Introduction to Lynnwood, Washington
Lynnwood, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 4 miles N of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 14 miles N of Seattle, Washington. Part of the surrounding Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Lynnwood is home to some 33,847 residents.
The place now known as Lynnwood was originally part of an unincorporated area called Alderwood Manor. It was platted and developed as land for raising chickens. The community was named after Lynn Oburn, the wife of one of the town promoters. Major growth and development of this area took place during the suburban boom of the 1940s. Lynnwood was officially incorporated on April 20, 1959.
Lynnwood and nearby Attractions
- Transportation Museum
- Mukilteo Lighthouse
- Edmonds Historical Museum
- Hall Lake
- James Village Shopping Center
- Scriber Lake Park
Things To Do In Lynnwood
Lynnwood provides easy access to a number of historical sites and museums. The Transportation Museum, housed in the Wickers Building, has interesting exhibits on different modes of transportation. It allows offers visits tours of the Interurban Car 55. The Edmonds Arts Festival Museum and Edmonds Historical Museum are also nearby. The city has two stunningly beautiful lakes called Scriber Lake and Hall Lake. Visitors can also enjoy shopping at the James Village Shopping Center and the Lynnwood Shopping Center. In addition, Lynnwood hosts the Beaux Arts Celebration every October.
Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport is nearby.
Lynnwood Higher Education
Edmonds Community College provides educational opportunities to residents of Lynnwood. Other institutes nearby include Lake Washington Technical College, Seattle Community College-North Campus, and Everett Community College.