For information on visiting or relocating to Mukilteo, please contact the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce for a free information packet:
Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 545
Mukilteo, WA 98275
When you’re in town, stop by our office located at 4902 76th St. SW, Mukilteo.
July 13, 2009:
Top 100 rank: 10
Much of the West Coast is an economic mess. Not this picturesque waterfront community.
Mukilteo (pronounced muck-ill-tee-oh) benefits from the Seattle area’s diverse job market, including high tech, aerospace, and retail 2.0 pioneers Amazon and Drugstore.com. Its unemployment rate is half that of some other towns along the Pacific.
Mukilteo also happens to be drop-dead gorgeous, with views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and the Cascades. More reasons to love it: top-notch schools and low property taxes.
“We considered Seattle, but the cost of living is cheaper here,” says Michael Chun, 47, a neurologist who moved to town in 2007 with his wife, Tina, 42, a realtor. “Restaurants in Seattle are great, but I can get a great dinner locally for less.”
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Published: Saturday, December 9, 2006
Mukilteo’s secret is out!
Magazine names it 1 of 25 top affordable suburbs
By Eric Fetters
MUKILTEO – Residents of Mukilteo can tell you why they like it, whether it’s the stunning views of Puget Sound or the relatively quiet, small-town feel to the place. But the city has a new admirer: BusinessWeek magazine, which recently named Mukilteo as one of the nation’s 25 “best affordable suburbs.” BusinessWeek, which compiled its list with help from Oregon-based Sperling’s Best Places, picked suburbs that boasted relatively low crime rates, above-average schools and a not-too-distant drive to one of the nation’s biggest cities – Seattle, in this case. Mukilteo’s violent crime rate figure is 49 on a scale where the U.S. average crime rate is 100. As for school tests, it ranks slightly above average. With a median housing price of $358,800 – more than $20,000 above Snohomish County’s median price – some may quibble with the “affordable” label for Mukilteo. But it’s more affordable than Seattle’s King County suburbs. Also, other entries on BusinessWeek’s list are priced well above Mukilteo. For example, Livingston, N.J., a suburb of Newark, has a median home price of $514,400. The median home price in Sharon, Mass., a suburb of Boston, is just under $494,000. Richard Leahy, city administrator for Mukilteo, said many already know of his city’s charms, as it’s growing at a noticeable pace. “I don’t think it would surprise anyone who lives or works here,” he said of BusinessWeek’s ranking. It’s a real livable community.” Reporter Eric Fetters: 425-339-3453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mukilteo: You’re the best!
Money Magazine names Mukilteo one of top 100 best towns in America
Mukilteo, WA – Money Magazine has named Mukilteo the #69 best town in the United States. For the third time in a year, a major national publication has selected Mukilteo as one of the most livable and attractive communities in the country.
Money Magazine notes that Mukilteo taxpayers pay lower taxes on higher value homes than the average. Mukilteo homes are nearly $50,000 more than the average ($401,510 vs. $359,352 average) while the average tax bill is nearly 20% lower than average ($2,951 vs. $3,585 average). The profile also notes that Mukilteo has experienced strong job growth of 15.8% since 2000, over two percent higher than the 13.4% average of the top 100 communities. In December, BusinessWeek magazine named Mukilteo one of the best affordable suburbs of 2006. Earlier this year, Yahoo! News named the city one of the top 25 most afforable suburbs in 2007. This latest honor once again demonstrates that Mukilteo is a safe, attractive community with the kind of services and amenities that continue to attract attention.