Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is the leading Shoreline Moving Company and it is our pleasure to share an overview of Shoreline, Washington.
Shoreline incorporated in 1995 and its more than 53,000 residents give the two reasons why they enjoy living there as location and quality of life. The Snohomish and Duwamish people were the original inhabitants and for thousands of years they hunted the uplands, fished the shores and gathered natural foods from the forests of what is now Shoreline. The white population rapidly immigrated into the area in the 1870s and soon crowded out the “first people.” They logged the land, created homes and towns and built the railroads in the 1880s. The Seattle-Everett Interurban light rail came in 1906 and beside it in 1913 the brick paved, North Trunk Road (Aurora Avenue).
The twentieth century was the dawn of a new era and Shoreline attracted large developments like the Highlands and Seattle Golf Club. Commercial centers formed around the Interurban stops at Ronald (175th) and Richmond Highlands (185th). Car travel broadened the settlement pattern considerably and business grew along Aurora. The end of WWII brought more large developments that seemed to spring up overnight. Schools ran on double shifts and the name Shoreline was first given to the school district and then the community.
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Now, Shoreline is a residential community and the city hall and municipal buildings are located where 110 years ago the Interurban first stopped at Ronald. The primary transportation corridor these days is I-5 and Aurora Avenue is more like Main Street. There is no true “downtown” but lots of retail, service and professional businesses line Aurora and nearby major shopping districts and malls complete the picture for consumer services.
The Shoreline School District serves its 9,700 students with a highly dedicated staff and a mission to help each student reach his or her full potential. Shoreline students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized tests and nearly 85 percent of graduating seniors pursue further education. Higher education is quite accessible, as well. Shoreline Community College and City University have campuses right in town and it’s only a short drive to the Everett Station campus or to the University of Washington.
Named after its stunning waterfront with vistas across Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains, Money Magazine declared Shoreline to be one of the 10 Best Places to Live in Washington. Its 7,312 acres hold over 40 churches, 25 parks encompassing over 400 acres, two libraries, a museum, arts council, teen center and a senior center. Hiking, biking, bird watching, golf, tennis and more may all be pursued right in town. The wider NW Metroplex region provides a menagerie of choices with camping, opera, whale watching, skiing, hot air ballooning, ballet, scuba diving, professional sports, thoroughbred racing, farmers markets, symphony, and zoos and an endless list of options.
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