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Old, young agree: Edmonds is the place


Last updated 8/9/2018 at Noon

Edmonds has been featured as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a national publication geared toward helping retirees make relocation decisions.The city is profiled in the September/October 2018 issue, which came out this week.

Mayor Dave Earling praised the national recognition.

"It's encouraging to see national recognition of what we in and around Edmonds already know,” he said. “Our community is an ideal place to live, work and play for people of all ages, including retirees."

Earling added that while people over age 65 make up over 21 percent of the Edmonds population, and continue to find Edmonds as a great community to retire to, the greatest percentage growth in population in Edmonds since 2010 has been seen among 25- to 34-year-olds.

That reflects the increasing allure that Edmonds holds for younger professionals and families, as well.

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said Edmonds possesses qualities important to today's retirees.

"On the lovely Puget Sound is the walkable town of Edmonds, more affordable than its big-city neighbor of Seattle. Ferries glide back and forth over the sound, while riders on the deck watch as Edmond's picturesque waterfront downtown comes into view."

She continued.

"Mount Rainier grabs the horizon to the south, and numerous city parks have trails, forests and a dog park. Retirees praise the health care, access to three nearby national parks and historic town center. One retiree told our writer, 'Edmonds feels like a town, like a place where you can be part of something.'"


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