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.