Introduction to Lynnwood, Washington
Lynnwood, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 4 miles north of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 14 miles north of Seattle, Washington. Part of the surrounding Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metro area, the city is not an isolated community, but one with connections to the larger area.
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
- Lynnwood Recreation Center
- Meadowdale Playfields
- Alderwood Mall
Things To Do In Lynnwood
Heritage Park is filled with historic structures, now renovated, which have been repurposed to serve different community and visitor interests, such as the South Snohomish County Visitor Information Center, the Wickers Museum, the Heritage Resource Center and the Sno-Isle Genealogy Library. The city has more than a dozen parks and multi-use trails, including Scriber Lake Park, Meadowdale Park and the Interurban Trail, plus the Lynnwood Recreation Center. Alderwood Mall is a regional shopping destination.
Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport is nearby. The Lynnwood Transit Center is located in Lynnwood's City Center and is also the future home to Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link.
Lynnwood Higher Education
Several options are available to Lynnwood area residents, including community colleges such as Edmonds Community College. Some of the state's four-year schools also have campuses in metro area: there's a satellite Central Washington University site at Edmonds Community College, the University of Washington has a Bothell campus and Everett now has a Washington State University Campus.