Lynnwood's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is in charge of more than 350 acres of park land. Included are 230 acres of developed parks and associated facilities, 20 acres of undeveloped park land, over 100 acres of natural open space and 14 miles of trails. The Lynnwood Senior Center is a perfect example of the community's emphasis on fitness. Want to learn how to go kayaking? The experts at the Senior Center can guide you. Want your children to learn how to swim? The community's recreation center has a great pool. Wherever you choose to live in the area, you will have access to mini parks that serve the local neighborhoods.

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If you like open spaces and outdoor activities plus comfortable small-town living near big-city amenities, you might consider settling in Lynnwood, Washington. Located in Snohomish County, Lynnwood is only 17 miles from Seattle. The median family income here is $51,825 and the median sales price of a home is $340,725. Outdoor living is popular here because of an extensive park system, and staying fit at any age is a community mindset.

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