Mukilteo is located in the Puget Sound in between Edmonds and Mulkiteo. It is a waterfront community located 25 miles north of Seattle. To the west lies the scenic view of the Olympic Mountains, and to the north and east lies the Northern Cascade Mountains. The town’s climate is similar to most of Puget Sound’s lowlands with dry summers and rainy and cold winters.
Mukilteo provides community development, street improvement, and administrative services, and the Classic Remodeling NW, Inc. serves all residents in the Mukilteo area.
Before the arrival of the American settlers, Old Town Mukilteo was inhabited by Snohomish people. In 1855, Governor Issac Stevens and the representatives of 82 American tribes signed the Point Elliot Treaty which opened the region to settlement. In 1858, the first settlement was built in Mukilteo. Which later led to the development of a lumber mill, trading post, cannery, and a port for trading ships.
Although lots of people live in Mukilteo, the majority of them are employed in several small office parks and an industrial park near Harbour Pointe. Mukilteo is primarily a bedroom community as under 7% of its workers are located within the city limits. The rest have to commute to other cities for work.
Given Mukilteo’s location, its climate is heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The city receives some of the highest rainfall in the region which sums up to 38.55 inches over seven months. It lies directly within the Puget Sound Convergence Zone, a local phenomenon responsible for the weather condition in Snohomish County.
The Mukilteo Lighthouse Park and Light Station are some of the city’s oldest landmarks. The Mukilteo Lighthouse was transferred from the U.S. Coast Guard to the city Government in 1999. The adjacent park was transferred to the state government in February 2003 and was later named the Mukilteo Lighthouse park. It underwent renovations worth 6.6 million that added various park amenities along with a playground. The renovations were completed in 2008.
Another landmark in Mukilteo is the Boeing Future of Flight which is an aviation museum and education center. Although the facility was originally conceived in 2001, the museum was finally built in 2005 due to delayed construction.
There are several museum and art centers near Mukilteo, such as:
The city also celebrates various events, the most famous of which is the three-day Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. The tradition was established in 1965 and includes fun runs, a fishing derby, fireworks, and a parade.
It was George Vancouver, a British explorer, who first led an expedition in 1792 to modern-day Mukilteo. The site was initially named Rose Point by Explorers William Robert Broughton and Archibald Menzies. Charles Wilkens later led an American expedition in 1841 and renamed the land “Point Elliot”. Mukilteo was the area’s first largest trading post.
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