Tulips—in every color you can imagine. The city of Mount Vernon is host to the Tulip Festival Street Fair, one of the many events that comprise the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, and adorns the community in every color of the rainbow during beautiful (and sometimes stormy) spring days. With a climate similar to Northern France, the town of 30 thousand-plus has been rated as the #1 “Best Small City in America” by the New Rating Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities.
Mount Vernon is conveniently set 60 miles north of Seattle and 90 miles south of Vancouver on I-5. The town includes gardens, parks, and look-outs, perfect for spending a day outdoors with loved ones. And its restaurants are first-class eateries that feature an array of cuisines in dress-code-free dining rooms.
The Skagit River winds through this charming town, and neighborhoods invite lifestyles of all kinds: for those that want to be close to the bustling city center, there’s Highland Greens; golfers are drawn to Eaglemont and its surrounded community; Pine Creek Estates and Summersun Estates boast both easy access to I-5 and stunning mountain views.