Edmonds is a scenic waterfront city nestled on the eastern shore of Puget Sound. The city has a large arts community, filling the downtown art district with a number of works for enjoyment. With more than 40,000 residents, Edmonds has a unique presence that allows the city to have its own identity separate from nearby Seattle. Look for Edmonds apartments for rent and find one of the Pacific Northwest's most desirable communities.
The first European-American settlers came to Edmonds in the 1860s and took advantage of the many opportunities provided by settlement near the water. The Great Northern Railway linked Edmonds with other cities as far east as Minneapolis, allowing the once-isolated city to thrive economically.
Today, the Port of Edmond is a large contributor to the local economy with water moorage and out-of-water storage spaces for boats. Residents here enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the Pacific Northwest in Edmonds apartments and a city that prides itself on sustainable living initiatives. Hailed as a city that is "picture perfect," living here is also very affordable, with the median gross rent costing $905 per month in 2009.
Edmond is a very artistic city, with the largest local attractions including the Edge of the World Theatre, Edmond Center for the Arts, Driftwood Players and Olympic Ballet Theatre. The Edmond Arts Festival brings thousands of art enthusiasts to Edmond each year to walk through "streets" named after famous artists. Attendees can view and purchase fine art from the artists themselves, and visit booths that showcase the work of more than 200 exhibitors across different mediums.
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