Stanwood, WA is just a few miles north of the new, wide-span bridge on Interstate 5 bridge on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River at Arlington.
Heading north from Seattle, you will pass a large freeway rest area, then as you pass over and down into the valley, you'll notice large open fields of corn, and the silhouette of the impressive Cascade Mountains on your right.
Before reaching the Stanwood exit, The Arlington exit takes off to the east side, while you will continue to head up a hill out of the wide river valley, where the city of Stanwood sits and looks out over Camano Island, and Puget Sound to the west.
City of Stanwood, WA.
Snohomish County has one of the highest numbers of horses per capita of any county in America. A quick visit to the Washington State Fair in Monroe will introduce you to hundreds of horse-loving 4-H boys and girls from Snohomish County. One group meets together at Silvana all year long. The purpose of their club is not perhaps to win ribbons, as to ride their horses as much as possible. Why not plan to bring your horse, too?
Arlington is within minutes of The Pilchuck Tree Farm with thousands of acres allowing trail use to riders from young and old. Well-known groups such as Back Country Horsemen, EquiFriends, and Endurance Loners all flock to The Tree Farm and the Centennial Trail. The trail not only runs north to south from Seattle all the way to the City of Snohomish, but eventually reaches the Canadian border. It also connects Arlington to Darrington, allowing direct access into the Wilderness Areas of the Cascade Mountains, and onto the Cascade Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico.
The Everett, Lynnwood, and Marysville areas offer excellent residential value for today's home buyers. The substantial savings over other east county neighborhoods may surprise you. Close to the mountains, the beaches, and outstanding hiking trails of Snohomish County, it's no wonder these neighborhoods are a first choice for many home buyers. Call me, and let's see what we can find just listed today.
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After living with the intense traffic of King County, you've decided to explore Snohomish County's quieter, slower lifestyle.
The quaint main streets of Arlington, Darrington, and Granite Falls beckon, with bakery shop owners that enjoy greeting you by name, and local grocery stores that still carry your favorite brands of cheese, coffee, and crackers.
Homes in Bothell, Kenmore, and Woodinville lead you right into an easy commute along the Tech Corridor, or a quick bus ride to Cascadia College, and the U of W Bothell.
Perhaps you were driving around a Snohomish County neighborhood and found homes on acreage that really interest you. Relocating may make a lot of sense, once you find how much home your money can buy in beautiful Snohomish County. An entire equestrian facility near Stanwood may be available for the price of a single residence in Bellevue. Acreages just made for building your dream home are still available, when you come north of King County.
Rural and small-town living may be just right for your family, and your animals. Whether it's a vacation get-away or a full-time lifestyle, you owe it to yourself to lose the stress and slow down from today's hectic pace. Spend an afternoon fishing from your own acreage along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish. The wondrous Cascade and Olympic Mountain views will serve to uplift your spirit every day.
If it's time to find a new home for your family, big enough to have a few chickens or something with an equestrian sized property, you'll discover Snohomish County is filled with good pastures and many horse-friendly properties. Snohomish County is still within daily driving range to Boeing and other major job centers, so they tend to go fast. Let your realtor know what you're looking for early on in your moving plans.