At the beginning of the 20th century, Lake Stevens was primarily a resort town, featuring many small beaches and rental properties. After it was incorporated as a city, it began to gain popularity as a residential area and went from less than 2,000 residents in the 1980s to almost 30,000 by 2010. Due to this rapid growth, most of the construction has been built within the last few decades and most of the residents are not originally from the area. This has created a varied landscape as well as a diverse community, with a population of mostly new move-ins who bring their different cultures and values.

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If you've ever dreamed of living in a water-front resort town, the city of Lake Stevens, WA, may be the perfect place for you. What used to be the site of the world's largest sawmill has now become a relaxing community, attracting families, retirees and individuals. Recent rapid growth means plenty of new construction, as well as a few homes from the end of the 21st century. With woodsy cabins and modern mansions, the shoreline variety offers something for everyone.

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