Situated in the picturesque Skagit Valley between the North Cascade foothills and the Skagit River delta, Mount Vernon is a conveniently-located city half way between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Nestled within Skagit County and alongside the I-5 corridor, Mount Vernon has a natural balance of rural roots and thriving business culture with a full and exciting events and community calendar for residents and visitors to enjoy throughout the year.
With the Skagit River running through it, Mount Vernon attracts people for its immediate connection to the natural surrounding, high quality of life, affordable housing, low crime rate, and excellent education system.
To the west of Mount Vernon communities surround agricultural fields of local specialty tulips, berries, and potatoes, while the eastern side boasts the Cascade Mountains, eagles in the upper Skagit River area and convenient access to Interstate 5.
While all residents of Mount Vernon can benefit from the natural beauty and outdoor lifestyle, each community has its own ambiance and benefits.
Whether you are looking to move to Mount Vernon or you live here already and are considering a new neighborhood, read below to find out more about some of the most popular Mount Vernon Communities.
For those golfers that can’t be too far away from the golf course, Eaglemont is an ideal community based around a public 18hole course that boasts ranking in the top 5 Washington State golf courses.
Renowned for its scenery and peacefulness, Eaglemont overlooks the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. The rural and isolated feel does mean that you’ll have to travel a little farther to access shopping, restaurants, and other benefits of living here, but stepping off your back porch for a 7 AM tee time is well worth it.
All homes here come with access to the golf course in addition to the club house, associated fitness center, and an on-site restaurant and lounge bar.
The area is served by the Mount Vernon School District with 10 public and 5 private schools accessible.
Nookachamp Hills is a community of 230 single family residences beautifully nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range in east Mount Vernon. It sits 6 miles from downtown Mount Vernon and right next to Big Lake.
An organised association of residents is dedicated to upholding high standards of property maintenance and care, ensuring a pleasant neighborhood and a warm and social community feel.
Nookachamp Hills’ planned development includes 252 units, of which approximately 230 have been fully developed. Of the remaining properties, several have new homes currently under construction with the remaining properties available for building a home.
Thanks to its pristine location, Nookachamp Hills has plenty of trails, green spaces and lanes, as well as Otter Pond which has a great story behind it.
A welcoming community, Nookachamp Hills even has a newcomers starter pack for anyone who relocates to their neighbourhood.
Located within the Sedro Wooley School District, Nookachamp Hills’ students are served by Big Lake Elementary School, Cascade Middle School, and Sedro Woolley High School..
When Highland Greens was developed, traditional neighborhood streets were removed. In their place, you’ll find top quality newly built homes centered around green spaces including village greens, gardens, walkways and benches to enjoy the spaces.
Highland Greens is a purpose-built residential area on the north side of Mount Vernon. A unique, community-focused neighborhood made up of a mix of 50 units from large estates to detached homes, townhouses and apartments, Highland Greens includes spaces for seniors with benefits ranging from controlled secure access, on-site property managers, and on-site maintenance teams when things go wrong.
Complete with a community center available for events, shopping and restaurants are on your doorstep in Highland Greens. And, there are plenty of schools nearby including Centennial Elementary School, Laventure Middle School, and Mount Vernon High School.
Pine Creek Estates
Within northern Mount Vernon, Pine Creek Estates is a new community of modern homes with an enviable location. With access to great practical amenities and facilities Pine Creek Estates also benefits from mountain views and lots of nearby walking trails.
Five minutes from the I-5 freeway, and right next to the softball park and two schools – Centennial Elementary School and Skagit Valley College – Pine Creek Estates is within walking distance to Barney Lake.
SummerSun Estates is a centrally-located neighborhood made up of 76 quality-built homes boasting stunning views of Mount Baker, rural feel, and easy access to the I-5 freeway. A nearby walking path borders the southern edge of the neighborhood and a beautiful native growth protection area.
With several restaurants and cafes in the immediate area, and four schools within 2 miles (Centennial Elementary School, La Venture Middle School, Mount Vernon High School, and The Northwest Career & Technical Academy), it’s easy to see why SummerSun Estates is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Mount Vernon.
Living in Mount Vernon communities offers residents a suburban feel, but with all the amenities of big city dwellers. There are nearby shopping centers, aromatic coffee shops, diverse selection of restaurants, eclectic downtown shops and much more.