Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is the leading Everett Moving and Storage Company and it is our pleasure to give an overview of Everett, Washington.
Snohomish County’s largest city and seat of county government, Everett, sits on the shores of Port Gardner Bay, gazing across Puget Sound at the majestic Olympic Mountain range. It was once called the “City of Smokestacks” as it has a long association with industry and labor. It’s now an All American City (2002), but its first beginnings were less auspicious. Henry Hewitt, a Tacoma lumberman, convinced John D. Rockefeller and other Eastern developers to finance a “New York City” of the West. Plated in 1891, incorporated in 1893 and named after the son of one of the early investors, the city of Everett was born.
The once upon a time mill town is now a bustling retail, financial and government center, as well as a relaxing destination for dining, entertainment and art. A variety of unique shops and inviting restaurants make the downtown a popular recreational destination. Not far away, the waterfront offers breathtaking seaside dining, lodging and one of the largest marinas on the West Coast. Boeing’s massive Everett manufacturing complex, which contains the world’s largest building, sits to the south, surrounded by growing communities of technology companies. Naval Station Everett is home port to three frigates, one nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, one destroyer, and a Coast Guard buoy tender. It is the United States Navy’s most modern base and makes Everett home for thousands of sailors and their families.
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Listed by Inc. Magazine for 2006 as one of the Best Cities for Business in America, Everett has an abundance of transportation resources to facilitate the movement of people and goods. Interstate 5 is the major north/south highway access for the Everett area. Everett Transit and Community Transit service extensive bus routes while Amtrak and Burlington Northern provide rail service. The Port of Everett, Washington State Ferries, Snohomish County Airport, and only 30 minutes away, SeaTac International Airport complete a robust transportation system.
Everett and Mukilteo School Districts serve the city of Everett’s K-12 students. Together they have a combined 32,704 students with 1,567 teachers providing an average student/teacher ratio of 20.9/1. The two districts spend $3871 per student. The classroom teachers average over 12 years of experience and over 51% have a masters degree or higher. The local community college is an important resource and 4 year institutions of higher learning like the University of Washington and Seattle University, are a short commute. The innovative University Center at Everett Station is a consortium of 5 state universities and provides a new higher education alternative as does City University.
The beauty of Everett’s natural environment, a National Tree City USA designee for 13 years, and the rich variety of outdoor activities contribute to its quality of life. The Cascade and Olympic Mountains afford camping, fishing, wildlife viewing and Whidbey and the San Juan Islands are popular getaways where boating and whale watching are common. Historic treasures of the past such as the restored Monte Cristo Hotel, the marina and the 1890s marina marketplace are available to explore. Swimming, hiking and beachcombing are plentiful at nearby lakes, rivers and campgrounds and over 30 city parks, 3 golf courses and Lowell Riverfront Trail beckon. The Everett Events Center hosts concerts, rodeos, circuses, high school sports and professional hockey. If you can’t find what you’re shopping for downtown you can try the Everett Mall which offers 150 stores, a food court and exhibitor shows all year-round. The opportunity for a quality spiritual life in one of the many local churches and community volunteer options are plentiful. For those who enjoy the arts, there is the Everett Symphony and Village Theatre or the wider NW Metroplex will bring you to world class museums, symphony, ballet, performance theatre, opera and of course professional football, basketball and baseball.
Money Magazine calls Everett one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in Washington and the housing market reflects that as prices are continuing to rise.
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