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Lynnwood WA, 98036
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Lynnwood WA, 98037
Heather Ridge Apartment Homes in Lynnwood, WA is a private, neighborly community offering comfort, convenience and easy access to Alderwood Mall, Downtown, Golf Course and Community College.
Lynnwood WA, 98036
Over-sized Apartment Homes In A Great Lynnwood Residential Neighborhood!
Lynnwood WA, 98036
Close to I-5, 405, and 99 ... Close to Alderwood Mall ... Shopping Center Next Door ...
Lynnwood WA, 98037
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Overview of Lynnwood
The small city of Lynnwood provides a quietly buzzing retreat away from Seattle's city life, yet still provides its residents with convenient access to all of the amenities of the urban core. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, Lynnwood's population grew 1.3 percent between 2010 and 2011, showing that Lynnwood is a city that continues to thrive, even during hard economic times. With more than 21 percent of the city's population under the age of 18, Lynnwood provides a great place for families to settle down. Located just beyond the shores of the beautiful Puget Sound, there are a number of great Lynnwood apartments for rent for singles and families to choose from.
Living in Lynnwood, WA
One of the first settlers to purchase land in what would become the city of Lynnwood was William Morrice, who bought 100 acres here in 1889. Like many other cities in the area, Lynnwood got its first boom of industry through timber, when the Puget Mill Company, a subsidiary of Pope and Talbot, began logging the area in 1916. With much of the land cleared of its once-thick forests, Puget Mill began selling off five acre plots of "stump farms," which attracted many pioneers to the area. Lynnwood's location along the Interurban Railway, which ran between Seattle and Everett, also provided easy access to the city. The creation of State Route 99 in 1927 brought further growth for the area.
After World War II, Lynnwood's growing population prompted the need for better sewers, land use policies and services like fire prevention. In 1959, the growing area was incorporated into the city of Lynnwood. Today, the city is home to more than 33,800 full-time residents, with the working-hours population swelling to around 150,000 due to the number of job opportunities available here.
Lynnwood Work and Study
Careers in retail, education and government are among the most common in Lynnwood. The Alderwood Mall, located in town, is one of the city's largest employers. Career opportunities at Nordstrom, Macy's, J.C. Penney and Fred Meyer are also a few of the major employers for Lynnwood. The city's top employer is the Edmonds School District, while the city of Lynnwood is also a major employer.
Many residents further their education at one of Lynnwood's multiple institutions of higher education. Central Washington University has a campus in Lynnwood, providing residents with access to one of the state's largest public universities while staying close to home. CWU, Lynwood is also conveniently located on the same campus as Edmonds Community College, which allows students who are working on an associate degree to seamlessly enter into a bachelor's degree program. The Northwest Theological Seminary is also located in town, and provides individuals working toward their master's in either Divinity or Theological Studies with a top-notch seminary education that is easily accessible from any Lynnwood rental.
Rentals in Lynnwood, WA and Cost of Living
Rental homes and apartments in Lynnwood are very affordable for the Seattle metropolitan area. According to City-Data, median gross rent for 2009 in Lynnwood was $885, more than $100 less than similar rental prices found in Seattle. While the cost of living index for the city was slightly higher than the national average, Lynnwood's living index score was a little more than 3 points less than Seattle, further demonstrating the city's affordability in the comparative Puget Sound area. Per capita income for the city in 2010, according to census statistics, was slightly below the state average, yet with such affordable living and rent prices, residents in most income brackets can live comfortably here.
Lynnwood Attractions and Special Events
Lynnwood highlights its unique history through the dynamic Heritage Park. Celebrating agricultural, transportation and natural resources in the history of the city, the park allows residents and visitors the ability to enjoy natural open areas as well as chances to examine Lynnwood genealogy and historic artifacts, such as the interurban trolley.
During the sunny summer months, residents enjoy taking advantage of local greenery and culture during Lynndale Park's Shakespeare in the park performances. Encompassing more than 20 acres of native forests, several tennis courts, baseball fields and short hiking and walking trails, there's play areas here for kids (and adults) of all ages.
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