The Mount Vernon, Washington, Opera House opened in 1891, with the county fairgrounds being built ten years later. In the 1920s a new theater, courthouse, high school and gym came along. Many other important structures were developed along the way. And most of them still stand proudly.
This county seat of Skagit County is deeply rooted, but not frozen in time. Residents here take great pride in the quality of life they have created, as seen in the good schools, inclusive government encouraging volunteerism, and community activities. They understand the value of the progressive health care anchored by Skagit Valley Hospital, and the importance of stewardship of the land and the wildlife that lives upon it. Over 30,000 people call this verdant place home, or, as the Chamber of Commerce terms it, “a true slice of Pacific Northwest heaven.” Barn tours, art walks, wine tasting, a month-long tulip festival, the concert series – there is always plenty to do both in town and in the surrounding areas. Dog parks, playgrounds, picnic areas and trails are just begging for folks to get outside and play. The scenery is diverse and spectacular, and much of it is preserved in nearby state and national parks.
Homes range from the low $100,000s to executive mansions costing two million dollars or more. Farmland is often available with variable acreage, and buildable lots dot the area. Near the old downtown you can even find apartments, condos and townhomes. There are so many reasons to call Mount Vernon YOUR new home town. Put down roots in this historic, and very alive, community.