Lynnwood is a city in Snohomish County, located 16 miles north of Seattle and near the junction of Interstate 5 and Interstate 405. Often characterized as a suburb or bedroom community, Lynnwood has the highest concentration of retailers in the region and a growing core of businesses, anchored by the Alderwood Mall. The city also has a community college, a convention center, and a major transit center.
About 38,500 people as of 2020.
53.0% homes are owner-occupied (according to Census data).
Walk Score of 54/100. Bike Score of 49/100 (according to Walkscore.com).
Edmonds School District
Alderwood Mall is a shopping center that opened in 1979 with the anchor stores, JCPenney, Macy's, and Nordstrom. It has an enclosed portion and a few open-air regions called The Village and The Terraces. Alderwood The mall is home to the United States' first Daiso store, a Japanese dollar store. Besides shopping, visitors of the mall can stop by the 16-screen theater to watch a newly released movie, or grab a bite to eat at a number of restaurants.
The Lynnwood Recreation Center is a public facility famous for its five different swimming pools all at varying temperature levels. There is a recreation pool, a wellness pool, a lap pool, a family hot tub, and an adult hot tub. Also, there is a dry sauna for adult use only. To make the pools accessible to all guests, they provide an aquatic wheelchair, poolside lift, and safety equipment.
Lynnwood Ice Center offers skating opportunities for all levels of aspirant skaters including complete beginners, who will soon discover the fun and excitement of learning how to skate like a pro. Families are welcome to come and spend a few hours enjoying informal open skating sessions while those who are interested in improving their skills can sign up for classes with former Olympic skating instructors. You can also join an ice-hockey session or bring all your friends to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion.
Lynndale Park is the largest park in Lynnwood. Out of the 40 acres that encompass the park, 22 of them are preserved as native forest. The remaining acres are for recreational uses and include many athletic fields and a skate park. In total, there are three lighted baseball fields, four tennis courts, several basketball courts, and a soccer field. For recreational activities, kids can have fun on the playground, dogs can run around the dog park, and adults can take a stroll on the walking and nature trails. There is also a large amphitheater and a dedicated picnic shelter.
Scriber Lake Park is a natural refuge with 22 acres of forested land. Not only does the lake provide a habitat for fish, birds and small mammals, it also functions as a stormwater holding facility. Some of the best-known features of this park include the wildlife habitat, floating boardwalks, observation nodes, and walking trails. The floating boardwalk offers a pathway to the lake where visitors can sit and relax on artistic benches while enjoying the serene natural environment.
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