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The city of Snohomish is located just over 35 miles north of Seattle, slightly south of Lake Stevens. It is east of I-5, and southeast of the city of Everett. Snohomish is a part of Snohomish County, which includes other cities such as Everett, Lynnwood and Marysville. Snohomish is a small, quiet community which is known for its history. The downtown area is rich with antique shops, and historical homes are found throughout the city. Snohomish is now one of the most unique and vibrant cities in the area, using its historical architecture and preserved buildings as incentive to draw in visitors and residents. It is served by the Snohomish School District, which has one high school, two middle schools, nine elementary schools and an alternative high school. There are also a number of private schools to choose from in Snohomish. Whether youre a history connoisseur or just looking for a quiet, friendly community to settle down in, Snohomish is the place for you.
Being the oldest city in Snohomish County, Snohomish is rich in history, something the town prides itself on. Snohomish even offers a historic walking tour, in which people can stroll around the streets of the pedestrian-friendly Snohomish and admire the old buildings. The first stop is the visitor information center, where tourists can stop in and grab a map plotting your walk and highlighting buildings and houses of interest. Old Snohomish Village is one of the areas of interest, with a Blacksmith shop and an old general store stocked with items from the 1900s. While most of the homes along the walk are occupied, it is still fun to take a see the outside and read about their history.
Fitting right in with the sense of history present in Snohomish, is the presence of numerous antique shops. In fact, some refer to Snohomish as the antique capital of the Northwest. Through the summer months, Snohomish has its very own Farmers Market, featuring arts, food, produce and, of course, antiques and collectibles. The city also hosts a number of other events that occur throughout the year such as outdoor movie nights, downtown Halloween trick-or-treating and charity fundraisers. Snohomish also has an event called Kla Ha Ya Days, a long weekend filled with fun activities for the whole family. Here, the options of what to partake in are practically endless. A golf tournament, marathon, salmon cook-off and soapbox races are among some of the most popular. There is also a collection of "silly events such as cherry pit-spitting contests and bed races. On top of all of these events, there is food and a carnival running the entire weekend. Snohomishs fun events, rich history and great sense of community all work together to make it one of the greatest towns in the area.
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