The City of Lake Stevens community offers quiet living with great amenities and fun community activities for all ages. Located in Snohomish County along rural route 9 the Lake Stevens community grew from a flourishing saw mill industry that operated on the lake. Today the City of Lake Stevens is home to over 28,000 residents and although the population has grown in recent years the city maintains a small town charm. The saw mill is now gone but people continue to be drawn to the city for its deep lake, wildlife, and stunning views of the mountains. Residents enjoy local shopping, dining and the recreational amenities the city offers. Residents and visitors enjoy easy access to local highways and short commute times of 18 minutes to Everett, 25 minutes to Monroe, and 48 minutes to the City of Seattle. Homebuyers will be pleased to find that the Lake Stevens community offers a wide range of home styles and prices to choose from.
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History of Lake Stevens
The City of Lake Stevens, settled in 1886, is believed to be named after Governor Isaac I. Stevens. Rucker Mill, known as the “world’s largest sawmill” was built on the lake in 1907 and became the city’s main industry until it burnt down in 1925. By this time the city was already established and flourishing. Today the City of Lake Stevens continues to flourish through innovative ideas for present and future growth.
The Lake Stevens community students attend one of 10 schools in the Lake Stevens School District #4. There are 6 elementary schools located throughout the community that provide education to students from grades k-5. Grades 6-7 attend one of two local middle schools before moving on to the middle high school to complete grades 8-9 and high school to complete grades 10-12.
Parks & Recreation
With over a 1000 acres and a depth of 146 feet the lake is a great place for people of all ages. The adventurous and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy fishing, water-skiing, sailing, sail boarding, canoeing and swimming. The lake supports a diverse wildlife that includes bass, kokanee, swans, geese, ducks and much more. Visitors may even catch a glimpse of the resident eagles and ospreys that make the lake are home. The City of Lake Stevens offers several parks with trails, beaches and an 18-hole disc golf course. The city is also home to five county parks that include a 35 acre park that provides an off-leash dog area.
Lake Stevens town center, located on Main Street, is home to several businesses including the town post office, a bank branch, and grocery store. Other businesses can be found throughout the city including Frontier Village located along route 9. Fun for all ages awaits residents and visitors at the many local events that take place throughout the year. The largest event, Aquafest, takes place in July and is a four day event with rides, parades, contests, and several other activities ending with a firework display on the final evening.
The City of Lake Stevens is a welcoming and fun community to visit and live in. Great local conveniences, many outdoor activities and fun local events are just a few of the reasons Lake Stevens residents make the city home. For more information about the Lake Stevens Community, please visit the links below.