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Retirement Living in Snohomish County-Puget Sound area - Washington


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Area Description

•Washington has no state income tax, so your retirement job paycheck and any other income will go further.
•The cost of living may be higher than the national average, but it's a lot cheaper than California or East Coast cities like New York, Boston, or Washington, D.C.
•The climate is mild, so you don't have to spend money on air conditioning in the summer, or shovel snow in the winter.
•A lot of entertainment is free, meaning the great outdoors is accessible and varied and the mild climate makes is available all year round.
•Just 20 miles north of Seattle, you can benefit from all that Seattle offers but not have to live within the crowds and excessive traffic.
•We have waterfront communities such as the city of Edmonds, medium size downtown area and County seat which is the city of Everett, quaint semi-rural cities such as the city of Snohomish, rural areas close to the Cascade Mountains such as the city of Darrington or Sultan.

Includes Cities/Towns: Everett, Kenmore, Lynnwood.

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   •If you love to be near water to enjoy activities such as boating, fishing, site-seeing, or even extreme sports such as white-water rafting or scuba diving, we have it all with the Puget Sound on our west side and hundreds of lakes and rivers throughout the area.
•We are known for our vast outdoor area that offers beautiful camping and hiking areas, excellent walking and bike trails for all ages, gorgeous parks and beaches.
•We are also a little over one hour away from excellent skiing and snow shoeing areas in the Cascade Mountains.


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• We offer many cultural and performing art venues with top acts, 5 star restaurants, and many amenities for Seniors.
• Throughout the year there are small and large festivals and fairs.
• Plenty of great shopping malls, antique and special interest boutiques, and nationally known stores along with mom and pop stores.
• We have many farmlands that offer freshly grown fruits and vegetables year round of which you can come purchase at the farmers markets or pick yourself.

Public transportation




Public transit most commonly used is the local bus system, train system that can take you from Canada to California, ferry system to explore the many island communities, taxi's, assisted care vans and taxis. The major airport (Sea-Tac) is south of Seattle approximately 35 miles. Seattle also has a Cruise terminal for cruises north to Canada and Alaska.

Medical Facilities


We have some of the top rated hospitals in the Country such as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Children's Hospital and Providence Hospital.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  36.3  41.8  47.3  4.9 "
 Feb  36.0  43.2  50.3  3.4 "
 Mar  38.3  46.3  54.3  3.6 "
 Apr  42.3  50.8  59.3  2.8 "
 May  47.3  55.8  64.3  2.3 "
 Jun  51.7  60.8  70.0  1.9 "
 Jul  55.3  65.5  75.7  0.9 "
 Aug  56.0  65.8  75.7  1.0 "
 Sep  51.7  61.2  70.7  1.7 "
 Oct  45.3  52.8  60.3  3.5 "
 Nov  40.0  45.7  51.3  5.8 "
 Dec  35.0  40.5  46.0  5.3 "


We have a mild climate. Our average Summers are in the 70's and the Winters average around the 40's. We have all four seasons with beautiful brilliant blue sky summers, springs that highlight our year-long greenery and flowers, crisp falls with leaves of every different color, and winters with just enough snow to see a pristine white landscape for a day or two, or head to the mountains to enjoy it longer.

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Cost of Living for Snohomish County-Puget Sound area, WA

Snohomish County-Puget Sound area, Washington cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Every city has a Senior Center available with lots of activities and friendships. Many nursing homes that offer different levels of care and many other options.

Senior Assistance in Snohomish County-Puget Sound area, WA

Snohomish County-Puget Sound area, Washington offers the following assistance for seniors:


Most services are available throughout the area.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Lots of volunteer opportunities from helping at PAWS animal shelters to United Way. Jobs are plenty also for all ages.

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