Living in Snohomish WA | Neighborhood Profile

Welcome to Snohomish

Situated on the Snohomish River, northwest of Monroe and southeast of Everett, the city of Snohomish is a charming, historical town with plenty of things to see and do. Snohomish was named one of the top ten coolest ๐Ÿ˜Ž towns in America by Budget Travel Magazine. Large, urban neighborhoods like Seattle and Bellevue have residents relocating to the North side in search of simpler living and more space.  Whatโ€™s it like living in Snohomish WA? Read on…

Living in Snohomish WAโ€“ Antique Capital of the Northwest โ€“ Washington Filmworks
Population10,089 (2017)
Median Household Income$62,788 (2017)
Median Housing Price$576,500 (Jan 2020)
Median Gross Rent$1102 (2017)

Commute Times (Peak Hours)

Sea-Tac Airport40 miles | 55min โ€“ 1hr 50 min
Seattle Downtown33 miles | 55 min โ€“ 1hr 30 min
Stevens Pass Ski Resort57 miles | 1hr 5min โ€“ 1hr 30min

Snohomish History

Historical Snohomish - 901 First Street Building | Snohomish: Then and Now by Warner Blake

Snohomish was originally occupied by the Snohomish-Salish tribe 8000 years ago and was established by European settlers in the mid 1800s. 

In 1855 settlers relocated Salish tribe members to the Tulalip Reservation after the Point Elliott Treaty. 

E.F. Cady founded Snohomish in 1859 and originally named it Cadyville (very original ๐Ÿค“); it was later changed to Snohomish in 1871.  

The first schoolhouse was organized in 1867 and the village of Snohomish officially became incorporated in 1888. 

Lawrence Bickford opened up Bickford Ford in 1934 during a time when most auto dealerships were going under; they have continued to flourish to this day. 

Fast forward to 1973; Snohomish adopted a Historic District Ordinance with provided protection to historic structures, landmarks and buildings from unbefitting changes and demolitions. It also inspired the design of new architecture to confirm with the memorable landmarks of the city. 

Maintaining this historic vibe has helped Snohomish considerably bringing in numerous visitors and stimulating the local economy. Snohomish is as bustling as ever today. 

Live in Snohomish | Whatโ€™s it like?

Centennial Trail Snohomish

Living in Snohomish provides residents a small town setting with plenty of activities for the whole family. 

The downtown historic district along 1st street is known for its antique & craft shops, restaurants and bars; all maintaining the historic settings. Some of the 17th century homes are still standing and have been converted into bed & breakfasts. 

Airial Hot Air Balloon Flights Snohomish

Take a hot air balloon ride with breathtaking views of the valley, or if you need a little more adrenaline with your heights, there are skydiving lessons available right out of the Snohomish airport. Get some exercise on the Centennial Trail; A popular destination for bicycling, hiking, walking and horseback riding. Itโ€™s fully paved and well maintained. 

Eat | Drink | Play

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Snohomish Housing Market

MLS House Photo

The median house price in Snohomish at the time of this writing is $576,000 up +4.3% year-over-year. Below are live housing market stats for Snohomish from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

  • Check out our Market Stats page for more data on the Seattle Metropolitan Area Housing Market.

Snohomish School District


Schools in the Snohomish District are better than average. There are roughly 11,000 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 : 1. According to state assessment scores, 56% of students are proficient in math and 67% in reading and writing.

Snohomish Cost of Living

Per, Snohomish WA has a cost of living score of 144.6 compared to a US average of 100. This is a product high housing and transportation costs.

COST OF LIVINGSnohomishWashingtonUSA
  Median Home Cost$576,000$381,300$231,200

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