Edmonds is a city in Snohomish County, located in the southwest corner of the county facing Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the west and 15 miles north of Seattle. The city is connected to nearby areas by two state highways and the state ferry system, which operates a ferry route to Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula. Public transit service in Edmonds is centered around the downtown train station, served by Amtrak and Sounder commuter trains, and includes several Community Transit bus routes that travel through outlying neighborhoods.
About 42,300 people as of 2020.
71.6% homes are owner-occupied (according to Census data).
Walk Score of 48/100. Bike Score of 41/100 (according to Walkscore.com).
Edmonds School District
The Edmonds-Kingston Ferry is one of the quickest ways to travel across the Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula from the Seattle area. The ferry is one of the state’s ferry terminals, with hourly crossings across the Puget Sound to the town of Kingston in the Olympic Peninsula. The ride between Edmonds and Kingston takes approximately 30 minutes each way. If you plan to drive onto the ferry, be sure to arrive well in advance of your departure time. Cars sometimes begin to line up a boat or two in advance, so check the wait time before hand. Walk-on passengers can arrive and board just prior to departure as there are always open seats available.
Brackett’s Landing is a small beach park right next to the Edmonds ferry dock. This park has a marine sanctuary, a small pathway along the waterfront, a picnic area, some public art, a restroom, and if you scuba dive it’s also the home of Edmonds Underwater Park. Scuba divers will find a variety of sunken vessels in addition to the rich marine life of the Puget Sound.
Olympic Beach Park is located in the heart of Edmonds and is the perfect place to throw down a blanket and watch the ferry come and go. With 1 mile of shoreline, 47 park and open space sites, and 230 acres visitors have many recreational options. During low tide, you can search through the sand and seaweed and find all sorts of marine life. On occasion, you'll find local residents providing free activities for kids during the summer and on weekends.
Edmonds Fishing Pier is right next to Olympic Beach The pier is 944 feet long and is shaped like an “L”. The pier is open 24/7, so you can go fishing early in the morning or late at night if you prefer. If you plan to go fishing or crabbing, make sure you have the appropriate license (and potentially catch card). Even if you don’t plan on fishing, it’s fun to walk along the dock.
Cascadia Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit organization that celebrates the rich tradition of the visual arts and design in the Northwest during the period 1860-1970. The museum hosts a monthly art walk, coffee with the curator, and music in the museum. Cascadia Art Museum seeks to reassess the hierarchy of Northwest art history by advancing the work of women, minority, and other artists who historically made substantial contributions to the region’s cultural identity.
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