Everett Real Estate: The lush and verdant peninsula at a site named Port Gardner Bay was for centuries home to Native Americans of the Snohomish tribe. Over 150 years ago, settlers first came to the peninsula in response to government granted homesteads and in hopes of extracting the area's natural resources of timber and ore. Nearby mills such as those at Port Gamble and Utsalady found this location provided easy access for cutting and transporting timber, and for two decades the area was logged.
More change came in the fall of 1891 when work crews began clearing land to build an industrial boomtown supported, planned and built by wealthy east coast and regional investors, who expected this spot to be where the Great Northern Railroad would first touch western tidewater. Named after the son of investor Charles Colby, Everett was planned with a diverse economic base that, in the beginning, included a paper mill, a nail factory, a barge works and a smelter to refine ores expected to come from the town of Monte Cristo, located in the Cascade Mountains. Lumber and shingle mills began filling in at waterfront sites. Everett was incorporated in the spring of 1893.
Today Everett supports a healthy economy, utilizing the pluses of aerospace, telecommunications, computer technology, electronics, health care, tourism, education and government business, the paper products industry and numerous small businesses.
Boeing has a manufacturing plant employing over 20,000 people, making it by far the most important employer in Everett. Providence Hospital, the school district and both the city and the county also employ large numbers of residents. The Port of Everett is also an important part of the area economy. It is situated on Port Gardner Bay, which is a deep-water bay on Puget Sound at the mouth of the Snohomish River. It currently operates eight berths on 100 acres of land and handles approximately one million tons of cargo per year.
Transportation into and out of the area is augmented by freeways, public transportation and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which is located about 40 miles south of Everett. The Everett Center for the Arts opened at the Monte Cristo in June of 1994, with the Everett Cultural Commission, Arts Council of Snohomish County, and Everett Symphony as primary arts groups in residence. The Arts Council of Snohomish County hosts nine major art exhibits shown in the main lobby and mezzanine spaces of the Monte Cristo each year.
The Everett Parks and Recreation Department provides approximately 1,600 acres of spectacular regional and waterfront parks, trails, playgrounds, and treasured environmental areas for residentsí enjoyment. The Parks Department also acts as the stewards of more than 40 beautiful parks and two PGA rated golf courses. The Pacific Northwest has become known as a paradise for outdoor lovers and Everett is no different. With innumerable parks, lakes and mountain trails within a short drive, the outdoor lover is sure to find something to love in Everett.
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