Like many Pacific Northwest cities, Everett's early economy centered on the lumber industry. Today, many residents of the city are are employed in Washington's ever-growing technology, aerospace and service industries. Boeing, Everett's largest employer, produces its 747, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft at a plant in the city. And tens of thousands of jobs in the region are related to the deep-water Port of Everett, which boasts the largest public marina on the West Coast. Everett is a well-connected city, with Interstate 5 running north to the Canadian border 115 miles away and down to the Mexican border, which lies some 1,300 miles south. Within the city and region there are many public transportation options, including rail service to Seattle.

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Beginning as a coastal hamlet located at the mouth of the Snohomish River on Possession Sound, Everett, Washington, is now a thriving commercial hub that is home to more than 105,000 people. Despite it's growth, Everett has been able to retain the quaint charm of its past while also adopting a cosmopolitan vibe. For homebuyers, the city offers a healthy inventory of single-family homes, condos and townhouses at a median price that is a little lower than that of Washington as a whole, and significantly lower than in Seattle some 30 miles away.

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