Mukilteo is derived from a Native American word meaning “good camping place,” and it’s no wonder the name stuck – located 25 miles north of Seattle, the town is set on the sparkling waters of Puget Sound and offers gorgeous views of the Olympic Mountains. Outdoor lovers will find plenty to do in Mukilteo: walk through the Evergreen Arboretum Gardens, check out the lighthouses at historic Lighthouse Park or take a guided whale watching tour in Puget Sound.
The economy in Mukilteo is in good shape compared to much of the West Coast. Foreclosures represent a small fraction of houses for sale, the school system remains strong and area employers are hiring. Those employers include Boeing, one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors in the world. The good schools, variety of activities and strong job market come at a relatively low price when compared to much of the West Coast - the median home sale price is $362,000.
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