Anacortes, Washington 

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Best Places to Live in Anacortes, Washington

Small-town complex - Northwest Washington, along Puget Sound
Pros
-Attractive setting
-Mild year-round climate
-Central location
Cons
-Economy
-Some unattractive sprawl
-Property crime rate

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Anacortes
Zip Codes: 98221
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 23 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Anacortes is 6.70% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anacortes jobs have increased by 1.28%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Anacortes's cost of living is 33.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Anacortes's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Anacortes's population is 16,403 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 43.25%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Anacortes is $352,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.05%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Anacortes

It's a good time to buy in Anacortes. Home Appreciation is up 8.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Anacortes Real Estate.

The median home price in Anacortes is $352,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Anacortes    5 Reviews
Current Conditions - 10/22/2009
My husband and I are thinking about relocating to Anacortes. Can you update the current real estate conditions and possibly comment on the access to jobs, health-care... (Read More)

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Population Information - 3/3/2008
Your population information for Anacortes is incorrect. Population is slightly under 16,000. Build out of the city's space is approximately 20,000 which is not... (Read More)

Real Estate - 6/9/2007
Well the market is picking up a bit in the area. I have seen some home prices drop while others raise their price a little. It's very unpredictable but I do see more... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN ANACORTES, WASHINGTON
98221