As the largest city in Snohomish County, Everett is the seat of aviation innovation for the Pacific Northwest. Boeing’s headquarters are based just outside of the uber walkable downtown core, with a recently opened airport for commercial flights on Alaska Airlines. As one of the more affordable areas in this region, Everett is continually improving outdoor parks and recreation and investing in their public schools at all levels. Everett residents often take the Amtrak trains and commuter busses to get to Seattle, and they also love commuting on the Mukilteo Ferry to reach western parts of the state from Whidbey Island and beyond. On a summer weekend, you can find neighbors gathering at the Fisherman’s Music Festival, the weekly farmer’s market or over-the-top Fourth of July celebration