Stanwood Offers a Rural Lifestyle
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 on I-5, you will pass a large freeway rest area, then as you pass over and down into the Stillaguamish 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.
Stanwood is just out of reach of the Everett rain convergence zone, so you'll enjoy a bit more sunshine, giving you a few more days to work outside in your garden.
City of Stanwood, WA.
Horseback Riding in Snohomish County
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 but to ride their horses as much as possible. You can start planning to bring your horse, too!
Arlington is within minutes of The Pilchuck Tree Farm with thousands of acres allowing trail use to horseback riders from young and old. Well-known equestrian groups such as Back Country Horsemen, EquiFriends, and Endurance Loners all flock to The Tree Farm and The Centennial Trail.
The Centennial Trail not only runs north to south from Seattle all the way to the City of Snohomish then eventually reaches the Canadian border. It also connects Arlington to Darrington, allowing direct equestrian access into the Wilderness Areas of the Cascade Mountains, and onto the Cascade Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico.
There are so many equestrian activities, competitions, horse shows, and trail rides taking place in Snohomish County, that it's become a magnet for horse lovers moving to Western Washington from all over the country.
Snohomish County's Lifestyle
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. Everett and Snohomish County have a well-developed and modern public transit system that services all corners of the county.
Snohomish County is located close to the mountains, the beaches, lakes, and the outstanding hiking trails of Western Washington. It's no wonder the local neighborhoods quickly become the first choice for home buyers relocating to Washington State. Just see what you may find just listed today.