Mount Vernon Washington is the county seat of Skagit County, and the largest of the many towns and communities. Real estate offerings always include homes, condominiums, farmland, vacant land, commercial and investment opportunities. Nestled between the North Puget Sound and the wilderness of the North Cascade Mountains to the east, Mount Vernon is 60 miles north of Seattle and approximately 75 miles south of the Canadian Border. Visitors to Downtown Mount Vernon and the surrounding area can browse local boutique stores and antique shops, and enjoy wonderful food at one of the many award-winning restaurants. Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries offer tasting rooms year-round.
A visit to the new Downtown Riverwalk or to Edgewater Park, both located on the Skagit River, or to Little Mountain Park for a spectacular view of the Skagit Valley are encouraged. Public golf courses and several other public parks within the city limits offer sports options and can greatly reduce the stresses of everyday life. The prolific agriculture business provides wonderful Farmers Markets from spring to fall at several locations. To the east, Big Lake and Clear Lake offer public docks and a variety of water sports.
The city of Mount Vernon is the home of the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival every April. The two major tulip growers and their display venues, RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town, are both located west of town. There are other numerous types of “events” throughout the year, one of the main ones being the annual Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival, with competitors from around the world! The Skagit County Fair is held here every August at the county fairgrounds.
Mount Vernon is home to Skagit Valley College and the McIntyre Hall Performing Arts auditorium on its campus. Including the historic Lincoln Theatre, listed on the historic register, Mount Vernon, as the cultural hub of Skagit County, draws a variety of nationally recognized performers! Mount Vernon hosts a symphony, chorale, museums; opera, dance and theatre companies. Mount Vernon is also home to the largest of the three county hospitals, Skagit Valley Hospital and Regional Clinics. Several other satellite clinics are conveniently located around the city.
My personal home since 1966, I know the area intimately and adore touring newcomers and visitors to show off the many advantages and benefits of living here. I would be delighted to be your personal tour guide to locate real estate fitting your current needs. Whether it be a home, condominium, vacant land, or simply for an investment! I love to show it all off!