The Vision

Downtown Everett is the heart and soul of Snohomish County. An industrial boomtown born at the turn of the 20th century, the setting is ripe with history. Downtown is romantic - dotted with Prohibition-era buildings, remnants of old brick roads, and corner bars, harkening back to a time when millworkers ruled this town.

Firmly planted in its history, downtown Everett is blossoming into the future. New upscale apartment buildings are going up, bringing young professionals to the downtown core, and new restaurants, pubs, and shops are following in their footsteps. The area’s first year-round farmer’s market is open for business, with a long list of local farmers bringing their produce to market right in the middle of downtown.

Downtown Everett is easy to reach and enticing to explore. Situated along the I-5 corridor, on the edge of the Puget Sound, and only minutes from the mountains, downtown Everett is the perfect spot for launching a northwest adventure. The city boasts the largest public marina on the west coast, along with Jetty Island – home of some of the world’s best kiteboarding. With two new hotels, downtown Everett is becoming a hot-spot for tourism.

Downtown Everett is our area’s cultural hub and is growing a thriving arts scene. Complete with a performing arts center managed by The Village Theatre and the Schack Art Center - famous for its glassblowing programs - downtown Everett is becoming a welcoming neighborhood for the arts. Black Lab Gallery and Zamarama Gallery have added more opportunities to enjoy creative endeavors in downtown, especially during the Third Thursday Everett Art Walk. Grassroots initiatives like the Everett Music Initiative have sprouted, highlighting the city as a hub for local music. 

Sweeping views of the Cascade Mountains and the Puget Sound make downtown Everett an ideal spot to work – startups and established businesses alike relish being part of this vibrant urban neighborhood. Professionals enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life with a dynamic mix of dining, shopping and entertainment options right outside the door.

With an influx of 60,000 residents planned over the next two decades, downtown Everett is well on its way to becoming an urban center. Similar to Portland, Oregon or Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, this blue-collar town is springing into modernity without forgetting its gritty industrial past. Nicknamed ‘Milltown’ and sporting a vibe that’s been called ‘sophistigritty,’ downtown Everett has certainly not lost its authenticity. 

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