There is no doubt that a strong local economy enhances the quality of life and helps to support real estate values in any community. Good jobs will mean a healthy real estate market. The Marysville Washington real estate market is a case in point. This town has a thriving economy, and its infrastructure buzzes with commerce. It is strategically positioned along the Interstate 5 corridor, and sits smack-dab in the middle of everything. Major employers include Boeing and the United States Navy in neighboring Everett. Own a Marysville home, and your property value will be supported by the vibrant commercial sector, the convenient location, and the natural beauty of the area.
Civic leaders here recognize the relationship between the local economy and the health of the Marysville real estate market. The city has positioned itself in the center of economic development, and now boasts a master plan area of 800 acres, which will be the largest concentration of commercial and light industrial businesses along the the Interstate 5 corridor between Olympia and the Canadian border. This city has created a healthy pro-business climate, all the while preserving the beautiful natural setting. Invest in Marysville real estate, and you are investing in the future.
Exploring the Marysville MLS Real Estate Market
The Marysville housing market is brimming with property listings of every price and description. Possibilities range from starter homes, townhomes and foreclosure properties to upscale waterfront estates on Puget Sound. The first time home buyer tax credit has stimulated sales of townhomes in the 175K range, and the single family home market in the 200-300K price range. Marysville luxury home buyers are also taking advantage of the fact that jumbo loan underwriting is loosening up, and rates for large mortages are moving closer to those of conventional loans.
Then and Now
Marysville Washington is located on the north crescent of the Snohomish River Delta in Snohomish County and is near Mt. Pilchuck National Forest. It offers panoramic views of Puget Sound to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east. It is only 40 miles north of Seattle and just 75 miles south of the Canadian border. Marysville is known for its raspberry and strawberry production and has earned the nickname “The Strawberry City”
In 1855 the Point Elliott Treaty was signed which opened the area for the timber industry, and the settlement of Marysville began. With the nearby Tulalip reservation and the many loggers in the area, opportunities for trade were evident. In 1872 a government trading post was established. James P. Comeford was the proprietor of the trading post along with his wife Maria. The first sawmill opened in 1887, which help to add growth to Marysville, three more sawmills were established over the next few years. In 1889, the railroad found its way to Marysville, and in 1891 Marysville was incorporated.
Marysville still has operating farms around the city, but is mainly a city with a large retail and service-based economy. Marysville offers fourteen parks that have playgrounds, fishing ponds, a Petting Zoo, trails for hikers, joggers, bikers and horseback riders. There is also a Skateboard Park, roller skating rink, Miniature golf and an 18-hole golf course.
Mt. Pilchuck State Park offers a three-mile trail to the summit and at the top there are panoramic views of the Cascades, Olympics and Puget Sound. At trip to beautiful Puget Sound offers kayaking, whale watching, boating and white water rafting. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy catching Chinook, Pink and Coho salmon and a variety of trout and have the option of sea or freshwater fishing; both are within easy reach of Marysville. Purchase a Marysville home, and you will always have a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities available to you.
Shopping for that special antique or gift is an adventure as you stroll along Third Street in the downtown district of Marysville. It will take you back to another time when life was simpler and slower. After a day of shopping enjoy one of the many fine restaurants offering wonderful seafood, pasta, fine coffees and of course the best strawberry pies and shortcake you will ever devour.
Your Marysville WA Realtor for Life
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