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Amenities and Services

Skagit Valley offers a number of advantages for it’s residents. Median home prices in Skagit County are approximately $235,000 compared to approximately $452,000 in Seattle/King County for a similar home. The local sales tax rate in Skagit County is only 8.5% compared to 9.5% in Seattle/King County.

Skagit County’s economy is strong, it is regarded as one of the fastest growing areas in the State of Washington. Agriculture, fishing, wood products, tourism, international trade, and specialized manufacturing make up the diverse economy of this valley.

Great Schools:

  • Anacortes:
    • Ranked within the top 40% of Washington state high schools and school districts.
    • 79% of Teachers have at least a Master’s Degree
    • State Test Scores Consistently Exceed State and National Standards (
    • Academically Rigorous Curriculum
    • Full-Day Kindergarten District-wide
    • Challenge Program for Highly Capable and Motivated Students
    • Support Classes in Core Subject Areas
    • Northwest Career & Technical Academy: Marine Technology Center located in Anacortes
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Regional Site
    • Continuum of Services for Children with Special Needs from Birth-Age 21
    • District Actively Pursues and Secures Outside Grants to Bridge Funding Gaps
  • Burlington – Edison
  • Concrete
  • La Conner
  • Mount Vernon: School District has an 80% on-time graduation rate compared to Seattle’s 70.1% rate.
  • Northwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Sedro-Woolley
    • Ranked within the top 100 of Washington state high schools and school districts.
    • Academically Rigorous Curriculum
    • Full-Day Kindergarten District-wide
    • Art and music within Elementary classes District-wide
    • Clear Lake Elementary offers a special parent involvement program known as Visions.
  • Skagit Valley College was named one of America’s top 20 community Colleges by Washington Magazine.

High School graduates enrolled in post-secondary education in 2012:

  • Washington State Combined Average was 60%
  • Anacortes School District 65-69%
  • Burlington-Edison School District 67%
  • La Conner School District 60-69%
  • Mount Vernon School District 65%
  • Sedro-Woolley School District 56%

Respected Medical Facilities:

Skagit Valley Regional Health is Washington’s third largest public hospital and is also a teaching hospital.

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