|Welcome to Everett!
Everett, Washington, an All-America City, is a rich landscape of choices. Small startups thinking big. Fortune 500 companies delivering larger-than-life innovations. Some of the best salmon and steelhead fishing in the world. Boasting the second-largest marina on the West Coast. Home of the Everett Silvertips ice hockey team and AquaSox minor league baseball team. Enjoying more than 1,600 acres of beautiful parks, trails and playgrounds and nearly 50 miles of freshwater and saltwater shorelines.
The City of Everett, population over 101,000, is the county seat of Snohomish County, Wash. Located about 25 miles north of Seattle, Everett is a Pacific-Rim city situated on Port Gardner Bay. Once a mill town built on wood-based industries, today's labor force of more than 80,000 is predominately employed in technology, aerospace and service-based industries. The city government operates with an elected mayor and a seven-member city council. Everett was home to the late U.S. Sen. Henry M. Jackson.
Major Employers Include: The Boeing Company (747, 767, 777 wide-bodied aircraft, and the 787 Dreamliner), Naval Station Everett (the Navy's state-of-the-art base with seven ships, including the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln), Providence Everett Medical Center, Verizon (telecommunications), Snohomish County Government, City of Everett, Kimberly-Clark Corp., Intermec (bar code manufacturing), Fluke Corporation (electronic testing equipment), Everett Community College and Everett Mall.
Educational Opportunities: The Everett School District and Mukilteo School District serve the city's K-12 students. Everett Community College, the University of Washington and UW Bothell Branch Campus, Cascadia College, Edmonds Community College, Puget Sound Christian College and ITT Technical Institute provide higher education in the area. University Center at Everett Station offers upper level classes from several state universities.
Transportation: Interstate 5 is the major north/south highway access. The Everett marina is the second largest marina on the West Coast. Snohomish County Airport at Paine Field has the capacity for a large range of aircraft sizes and types. The Washington State Ferry System operates from Mukilteo, Edmonds and Seattle. Everett Transit, Community Transit and Sound Transit operate extensive bus routes. Amtrak and Burlington Northern provide rail service, and Sound Transit provides commuter light rail service to Edmonds and Seattle. Everett Station, a transportation center near downtown, offers local, cross-country and express buses as well as trains, shuttles, taxis and Park-and-Ride facilities.
Recreational Opportunities: Residents and visitors enjoy more than 40 parks, trails, golf courses and open spaces. Summer and winter sports opportunities abound at nearby lakes, rivers and campgrounds, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, Whidbey and San Juan Islands. Everett is home to the AquaSox baseball team, a Class A minor league team associated with the Seattle Mariners. The Everett Events Center, which seats 8,000, opened September 2003 and is home to the Everett Silvertips, Western Hockey League and the Everett Hawks, an arena football team.