Snohomish County's largest city and seat of county government, Everett Washingtonsits on the shores of Port Gardner Bay, gazing at the majestic Olympic Mountain range. Everett was established in 1891 when John D. Rockefeller and other Eastern developers met to plan their "New York City" of the West. Today, many historic buildings line streets which are named for its early developers, Rockefeller, Wetmore, Colby, and Hewitt.
Everett has much in the way of family entertainment including over 30 city parks as well as golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and beachcombing. Downtown is bustling with unique shops, many located in colorful historical buildings, and the nearby Everett Mall offers 150 stores, a food court and exhibitor shows all year-round.
The Everett waterfront is home to the second largest marina on the West Coast. You'll also find an authentic 1890s marina marketplace which includes a 4-star waterfront hotel, fine restaurants, and a variety of enticing shops and galleries. Nearby, you'll discover a new micro-brewery and pub as well as a seasonal Farmers Market. The Everett Naval Station, also located near the marina, has become home port for thousands of U.S. Navy personnel and their families who have also been relocated to the area.
The Comcast Arena at Everett, a $71.5 million multi-purpose complex, was developed by the Everett Public Facilities District. The 10,000 capacity venue, managed by Global Spectrum, hosts a myriad of events including concerts, rodeos, trade shows, ice skating and family shows such as Disney On Ice, Harlem Globetrotters, Sesame Street Live, and many others. The Comcast Arena at Everett is also home to the Western Hockey League franchise, the Everett Silvertips, and the Washington Stealthof the professional National Lacrosse League. The venue accommodates other sporting events such as basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and gymnastics and has hosted international competitions such as Skate America. The Comcast Community Ice Rinkwelcomes all ice sports including hockey (recreational, lessons, leagues), figure skating, speed skating, synchronized skating and public skating.