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-Attractive setting
-Mild year-round climate
-Central location


-Some unattractive sprawl
-Property crime rate

What Bert Has To Say About Mount Vernon-Anacortes Metro Area

In an area of uncommon scenic beauty, Mount Vernon is adjacent to a vast river delta that stretches west to the Puget Sound but is otherwise surrounded by mountains. Anacortes is a main port gateway to the San Juan Islands and an oil terminal and refining center. The river delta supports a magnificent area of farmland, settled by Swedes and later by the Dutch, bringing visitors worldwide during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival each spring. The economy is a mix of farming, forest products, fishing, tourism, and some industry.

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Quick Facts About Anacortes

    The unemployment rate in Anacortes is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anacortes jobs have Increased by 1.28 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Anacortes's cost of living is 33.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Anacortes's population is 16,403 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 43.25 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Anacortes is $352,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.05 percent.
    Anacortes public schools spend $10,007 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.6 students per teacher in Anacortes.

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