Edmonds is the second most populated city in Snohomish County after Everett. Located on the Puget Sound it provides seaside living at its best with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. The population during the 2000 census was 39,515. It is the oldest incorporated city in Snohomish County, incorporated in 1890. The city is 18.4 square miles.

Located 16 miles from downtown Seattle, one can reach that city by taking Interstate-5 or Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue). It is but a two hour or 130 mile drive to Vancouver, BC from Edmonds.

Edmonds has Woodway, Shoreline and Richmond Beach to its south, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood to the east and Meadowdale to the north.

The Port of Washington State Ferries has a ferry dock in Edmonds with a run to Kingston and the Olympic Peninsula. A ferry is a wonderful way to see the breathtaking scenery.

AMTRAK has a station in Edmonds on Railroad Avenue.


To visit Edmonds, one takes the Interstate 5, the major North-South highway in the State. The first I-5 exit for Edmonds is WA-104.


Edmonds School District serves Edmonds and also the cities of Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and Woodway. Edmonds-Woodway High school is the city's high school and is one of a few schools in the State that offers an IB Diploma program.

Edmonds Community College (ECC) offers two year degree programs. In conjunction with ECC, Central Washington University offers four year degrees on the same campus in many fields.

Notable Residents

One of Washington State senators, Maria Cantwell, is from Edmonds.


Attractions include the old Carnegie Library, which is now the Edmonds Museum is designated as a National Historic Place. The Rick Steeves Travel Center is located in downtown Edmonds.

The Edmonds Yacht Club is located in the heart of the Edmonds marina

The Edmonds Rotary sponsors Edmonds Jazz Connection festival on Memorial weekend which features art & jazz.

The Edmonds Arts Festival on Fathers day weekend is a popular three day arts festival and is one of the Northwest's premier arts festivals.

Edmonds Museum Farmers Market is held Saturdays, July through early October and features handmade and homegrown Washington products.