Edmonds is located in the southwest corner of Snohomish County and is a part of the Seattle Metropolitan area. The climate in Edmonds is on the cooler side with warm summers and cloudy winters. To the west of the city lies Puget Sound, to the south lies Shoreline in King County. However, the distinguishing feature of Edmonds is its natural beauty, with a spectacular mountain view in the west and luscious forests in the east. Classic Remodeling NW, Inc. serves all residents in the Edmonds area.
Edmonds was initially inhabited by the Suquamish tribe. The European-American settlers didn’t arrive until the 1860s. Settlement began in 1870 when one of the founders named George Brackett, discovered it from his canoe. The area received an organized school system and post office by 1884 and was incorporated in 1890.
Edmonds is the largest city in Snohomish County with a diverse marketplace, beachside attractions, growing economic base, and outstanding quality of life. As of 2015, jobs within the city exceed 13,000, a majority of which is in healthcare and professional services.
The climate in Edmonds is borderline cold with short, dry, and warm summers. Winters are mostly cloudy and bone-chilling. Edmonds receives rainfall throughout the year, which reaches its peak during November, with a total average accumulation of 7.6 inches. Temperatures usually vary from 38℉ to 78℉ and rarely fall below 29℉ to 87℉.
One of Edmonds’s most famous landmarks is the Edmonds Historical Museum, which is a private non-profit organization established by volunteers in 1973. Its goal is to collect, preserve and display the historical records of the city and its surrounding regions. As of now, the institution has amassed over 26,000 objects including documents and photographs that speak of Edmonds’s and its surrounding regions’ historical and cultural heritage.
Edmonds Fishing Pier is one of the city’s prized possessions and is home to numerous anglers, birdwatchers, and marine life enthusiasts. Over 100,000 anglers visit the fishing pier making it one of the most famous fishing spots in Puget Sound.
Some of the most popular art museums in Edmonds are:
In addition to these, Edmonds has a dozen art galleries and is a reputable hub for arts in Snohomish county. The Edmonds Arts Festival has been hosted since 1957 attracting close to 75,000 visitors and 200 artists. The ArtsWA even designated Edmonds as the first creative district in November 2018.
Edmonds was first sighted by Charles Wilkes who charted the area, naming it “Point Edmund”. The land was later bought by a logger named Geroge Brackett. He later moved into Point Edmund in 1876, intending to create a town, and even cleared some marshland for logging.
By 1881, additional settlers moved in, leading to the construction of a post office, wharf, and general store. However, the naming of the city in 1884 remains a mystery. Many believe it was a misspelling of “Point Edmund” while others believe the city was named after George Franklin Edmunds, a U.S senator, who Brackett admired.
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