Anacortes is a town in Washington in Skagit County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Anacortes is called the “gateway to the San Juan Islands,” and is about 85 miles northwest of Seattle. Living here provides residents a sparse but full suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Anacortes there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, parks and the public schools in Anacortes are highly rated. A lot of retirees also choose to live in Anacortes because of the laidback, easy kind of life that is seemingly what’s the town is all about.
Bill Mitchell’s historical mural project gives Anacortes that “hometown” ambiance. Driving through town is like driving through the memory lane your grandparent’s attic, paging through a dusty old photo album. Anacortes imbues that typical small town vibe. What sets it apart from other small town suburbs is its own identity and a wonderful eco hub. Living in Anacortes has a suburban feel. This kind of environment can be nice for families looking for bigger space instead of densely packed cities. Most of the town’s character and identity are connected to the natural water that surrounds and runs through them. Anacortes’ quality of life is reflected by the vibrant seaside community focused on wellness. Here, residents enjoy the extraordinary quality of life the region offers including excellent schools, copious recreational activities, and a myriad of outdoor adventures.
Adventure exists in great quantity on Fidalgo Island where you can start your new healthy hobby like cycling, hiking, kayaking, boating, diving, sailing, fishing, golfing, camping, and a whole lot more making it an outdoor playground. Suitably located between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, the town is accessible by bridge from the mainland and connection with the Washington State Ferries.
It is easy to understand why open spaces and nature are important to the health of the community especially for its residents. They provide a haven for people to come to together, explore and enjoy life in general. They also give pets a spot where they can frolic and place. The presence of an ecopark in Anacortes also increases the property value of surrounding homes and they provide a place for major festivals, events, and various cultural activities.