Located in the heart of the Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon, WA is a small town located nearly equidistant between the metropolitan areas of Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Located in a fertile area, Mount Vernon retains its agricultural roots while still providing all of the modern amenities to its approximately 32,000 residents. With Mount Vernon apartments for rent mere feet from great hiking and biking trails, as well as a number of entertainment options, this community is great for just about any true Pacific Northwesterner.
Mount Vernon's earliest residents were the Upper Skagit Native Americans, who came to the region approximately 11,000 years ago. The first settlers to the area came around 1870, and the town quickly became an area known for its timber and agricultural industries.
While agriculture remains a large industry for the city (most notably its famous tulip industry), Mount Vernon is also a large local hub for healthcare and manufacturing. As Skagit County's seat, many Mount Vernon residents are also employed with the local government. According to City Town Info, the average cost of living is 94.1, nearly 6 percent less than the national average, making Mount Vernon apartments an affordable option that almost anyone can choose to reside in.
One of the most vivid ways to experience Mount Vernon's bounty is by enjoying the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The festival allows residents and visitors to feast their eyes on thousands of tulips in virtually every color under the sun. Held every April, this is an event most residents look forward to every year.
For year-round fun, adults look to wineries in the area to enjoy the local grape harvests. With many in-town wineries considered among the best in the region, Mount Vernon residents are truly spoiled in their access to great vino.
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