Like most communities on the Sound, winter is mild (with an average January high of 46°F) – and pleasant in the summer (average June high of 68°F). Just don’t forget your umbrella - this is Seattle after all! Like most good-looking things, Mukilteo knows it’s charm & rent is reflected accordingly. Like many of the areas in Seattle, housing prices have risen rapidly in the last few years. Mukilteo was ranked as number 9 of Money Magazine’s top 100 small towns of America to live in 2011. It is also home to one of the priciest schools ever built in America, Kamiak High school – and is home to some real smartypants - 9 of the Mukilteo School District’s 18 schools received Washington Achievement awards between 2009 and 2011.
There’s no denying it – Mukilteo is perfect if you love scenic vistas and neighborhood charm (think local breweries, farmers markets and community fun runs) without giving up the convenience and excitement of city living. Congrats, you may have found your next dream pad. Check out our tips to make the most of this scenic city:
What to Do on the Weekends
Dust off your bicycle and pedal over to Whidbey island on summer weekends, hunt for the perfect pot of honey at the farmers markets, or enjoy a local brew at the Diamond Knot Brewery. Love soccer? Hop on the train to a Seattle Sounders game, or just to hit up Seattle’s Pike Place market, shopping centers, and breweries.
How to Get Around
You will want to check where you’ll be commuting to, as some parts of the city require more strategizing to get to than others. Overall though, the getting is good - mean travel time from Mukilteo is only 25 minutes to Everett, Bellevue, or downtown Seattle. Don’t want to drive? No worries. The Sounder train service runs four morning and evening trains to Seattle Monday to Friday. There’s also a car ferry terminal that connects to Clinton, on Whidbey Island - a breathtakingly beautiful way to get around if you ask us!
What to Watch Out For
Lucky for you, Mukilteo is especially beautiful in the summer. What does this mean? Gaggles of tourists goosenecking from the ferry lanes, so brace yourself if you’re not accustomed to living in such a desirable area! Plan your summer commutes accordingly and you'll be golden.