Mukilteo Real Estate: #10 best community in America by Money Magazine

This past week I retrieved my latest issue of Money Magazine from the mailbox and was pleasantly surprised to find that Money Magazine ranked the seaside community of Mukilteo as among the very best communities to live in.   Ranked number ten in the country by the magazine,  the town offers spectacular views of the Puget Sound, the Olympics, and the Cascades if your home is situated to look east.   Among the reasons to consider living in Mukilteo were the good schools and lower property taxes when comparing to other communities in the study.

In today’s market, when you consider the housing price pullback, community, schools, employment and intangibles, Snohomish County offers some of the very best real estate in the Northwest.

I can certainly attest to the spectacular setting in Mukilteo.  While waiting for the Ferry to sign some clients on Whidbey Island this past Spring (one of the perks of being in the escrow business is traveling to different communities)   I took some pictures of the “glass-like” water scenery (can be very rough) in the morning.  I’ve never seen any portion of the Puget Sound water so calm.

Mukilteo Ferry Landing

Mukilteo Ferry Landing & Lighthouse -Photo Copyright Tim S. Kane 2009

Mukilteo Ferry & Ivars

Mukilteo Ferry at Ivars Fish Bar - Photo Copyright Tim S. Kane 2009

Mukilteo Ferry & Fishermen

Mukilteo Ferry & Fishermen - Photo Copyright Tim S Kane 2009

10 thoughts on “Mukilteo Real Estate: #10 best community in America by Money Magazine

  1. Tim- Enjoyed reading your Mukilteo piece very much. We lived in Mid-Century Innis Arden and passed through Mukilteo often on our way to our weekend place on Marrowstone Island. It’s one of those on-the-water places like Edmonds that have developed well over time as we’ve seen on later trips through. I’ve designed a lot of custom homes out that way. Here’s one in Meadowdale: (click)

  2. Hello Tim, nice photos for a great small town. I lived in nearby Everett in the early 1980’s and had co-workers with homes in Mukilteo. Those that subsequently re-located to New Jersey or California sorely missed their former home, even after many years of being away. Personally, I always try to stop in for a meal or visit the State Park when I’m back that way.

    • Hi John,

      Mukilteo is a real nice community. I discovered a quaint park I had never visited on the bluff near the Ferry terminal. It was called Pioneer Park I believe and it has amazing views.

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