SperlingViews - Mount_Vernon, Washington
Cost of Living,
72.83% of people are white, 1.02% are black, 2.67% are asian, 1.62% are native american, and 21.87% claim 'Other'. 11.27% of the people in Mount Vernon, WA, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 88.73% are non-hispanic).
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search - 2/26/2012
single level home 2 bedroom plus 2 bathrooms min, greatroom or just a livingroom, older home with basement, or not gas heat and cooking must have one fire place gas or wood. min 2 car garage[read more...]
Great Place for Outdoor Recreation - 2/23/2009
Even though we live in a rainy place, people enjoy the outdoors all year long. Biking through the Skagit Valley flats offers scenic views of distant mountains, flocks of migrating snow geese and trumpeter swans in winter, blooming tulip fields in spring, and lush crops in summer. There is water everywhere so kayaking and fishing is always popular. Snow sport opportunities are 1-2 hrs away and hiking/camping spots all over. This is one beautiful place with daily scenery that is never disappointing!
Changing face of Mount Vernon in last decade - 1/25/2009
The agrcultural base of Skagit Valley has given rise to a dramatic increase in the Latino population in the Mount Vernon area. Since the state of Washington has one of the highest minimum wages in the country, it has become home to many illegal aliens from many South American countries as well as illegals from Mexico. There use to be little or no gang activity in Mount Vernon but this has changed due to an apathetic view of the local city government. Now there are at least 6 distinct Latino gangs operating with Mount Vernon as their hub. They bring with them the usual gang activities - increases in drug useage, prostitution, malicious attacks against citizens and intimidation of anyone who would stand up against the gangs. Think twice before settling here. I have been in this area since 1979 and unfortunately it continues to be degraded by these evil influences.[read more...]