Welcome to Edmonds – a beautiful beachside town on the shores of the Salish Sea! This historic city has a vibrant downtown, award winning restaurants and shops, thriving arts and cultural community, celebrated schools, picturesque parks, beloved fishing pier and popular marina. Located 15 miles north of Seattle, Edmonds is easy to reach by Amtrak and commuter train, or automobile. Washington State Ferries also provide regular service to Kingston.
A rich blend of old and new makes Edmonds distinctive. A central fountain, colorful hanging baskets, historic architecture, vivid building murals, and vintage street lamps beautifully accent the pedestrian friendly downtown. The Historical Museum (a former Carnegie Library) and historic log cabin Visitor Center recall the early days of this pioneer mill town. Shops and galleries offer an array of wares. Acclaimed restaurants, cafes, bistros, breweries, and beachfront eateries, many with outdoor tables and stunning views provide delightful dining experiences. Additional shopping and dining establishments are found along Highway 99 and in the Westgate, Perrinville, Firdale Village and Five Corners neighborhoods. It’s easy to see why nationally acclaimed travel writer, Rick Stevens, calls Edmonds home.
Recreational opportunities abound on the Edmonds waterfront. Four waterfront parks (including one off leash dog beach), whale watching tours, a 27 acre Underwater Diving Park, a fishing pier, and the Port of Everett Marina (one of the West Coast’s largest covered moorage facilities) are within walking distance of downtown. The Edmonds Marsh is a top draw for Audubon bird watchers.
Edmonds is known for its active arts community. Third Thursday Art Walks offers participants a chance to meet local artists, tour galleries and purchase art. The Cascade Art Museum, dedicated to Northwest Regional Art, offers lectures and special events. The Edmonds Center for the Arts presents a variety of performances and is home to a symphony, ballet, and chorus. Annual events draw large crowds during every season, including: the Edmonds Arts Festival; Fourth of July celebration; Summer Concerts in the Park; A Taste of Edmonds; Write on the Sound writers’ conference; Classic Car Show; Puget Sound Bird Fest; Art Studio Tour; Children’s Halloween Trick or Treat; and holiday Tree Lighting. Garden and summer markets host local farmers and artisans on Saturdays from May to October.
Whether you come to Edmonds to visit or to make it your home, you’ll be welcome in one of Washington’s friendliest towns.