Your Go-To Shoreline Guide for Getting Out & About (Dining, Grocery Shopping, & Parks!)

With warmer weather on the way, it’s time to get out of the house and out on the town!

Here is your guide to the best dining, grocery shopping, and park destinations in Shoreline:


DINING OUT in SHORELINE

Ridgecrest Public House

  • Located at 520 NE 165th Street | Shoreline WA 98155
  • Hours: 4pm-midnight daily

Featuring 17 beers and 3 ciders, Ridgecrest is the place to be for a laid-back dinner and hangout with friends! They also host food trucks each evening from 5-9pm—take a look at their schedule here. “The Ridgecrest Public House is a great place to meet up with friends. The RPH has rotating taps for beer and cider and a different food truck each day offers plenty of options for food,” shares Samantha Arango. “Down the street is the Crest Theater, which is a discount movie theater, and a great place to take kids.”

 

Leena’s Cafe

  • Located at 17732 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
  • Hours: 6:30a-9:00p Monday-Saturday, 6:30a-8:00p Sunday

Family owned and operated, this Shoreline staple nestled in the heart of Shoreline’s North City district serves up classic diner food with a Greek influence. “Leena’s has a great breakfast menu,” shares Samantha Arango. Bernice Whitney agrees—”It’s hard to top their breakfast!”

 

The Greek Kitchen

  • Located at 608 NW Richmond Beach Rd. Shoreline, WA 98177
  • Hours: 11:00a-9:00p Sunday-Saturday

“Love this friendly, family run restaurant,” says Cori Whitaker. “Always clean, quick, consistent and delicious. Their hummus is to die for!”

 

Cabin Tavern

  • Located at 19322 Richmond Beach Dr. NW Shoreline, WA 98177
  • Hours: 12:00p-10:00p Monday; 12:00p-11:00p Tuesday-Thursday; 12:00p-2:00a Friday-Saturday; 12:00p-10:00p Sunday

According to Cori, “the Cabin Tavern is a perfect little dive bar grandfathered in to laid-back Richmond Beach with sloped floors, a crooked bar and regulars sipping beers at pretty much any time of day. Great fish and chips with the best tartar sauce ever and jam sessions Tuesday night where people can bring instruments and join in playing bluegrass, blues, folk, rock, you name it. Great character and worth checking out!” Melissa Huddleston also adds that this spot has been around for decades, and offers “typical bar food and fair, but so much fun to sit outside with a brewsky on gorgeous summer days.”

Hill’s Restaurant & Bar

  • Located at 1843 NW 195th St. Shoreline, WA 98177
  • Hours: 11:30a-4:00p Sunday-Saturday (Lunch); 3:00p-5:00p Monday-Friday (Happy Hour); 4:00p-9:00p Sunday-Thursday, 4:00p-9:30p Friday-Saturday (Dinner)

New residents won’t want to pass up this local favorite. Hill’s has been serving delectable dishes for over ten years, becoming a go-to for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. “Hill’s offers a great menu, nice ambiance & good value,” shares Jill Langer. This is also one of Melissa Huddleston’s favorite spots—”It’s a quaint little spot with great food and atmosphere!”

Taqueria El Sabor

  • Located at 15221 Aurora Ave. North Shoreline, WA 98133
  • Hours: 9:00a-11:00p Monday-Thursday; 8:00a-12:00a Friday-Sunday

For south-of-the-border flavor, Cori Whitaker suggests Taqueria El Sabor: “Quick authentic Mexican food, always full of people enjoying a wide variety of food for reasonable prices. They started as a taco truck and now have 3 restaurants and a huge following.” Jill Langer also highly recommends Taqueria El Sabor—”[They have] consistently good fast food!”

Streetzeria

  • Located at 1857 NW 195th St. Shoreline, WA 98177
  • Hours: 5:00p-9:00p Sunday-Saturday

If you’re tired of the same old pizza places, mix things up with Streetzeria. Their flavors are amazing and their desserts are the perfect way to top off any meal.

Spiro’s Pizza & Pasta

  • Located at 18411 Aurora Ave. N. Shoreline, WA 98133
  • Hours: 11:00a-9:00p Monday; 11:00a-9:30p Tuesday-Thursday; 11:00a-10:30p Friday; 12:00p-10:30p Saturday; 4:00p-9:00p Sunday

Whether you’re looking for a team hangout or a corporate party spot, Spiro’s has you covered. Their restaurants work for group large and small and their food keeps everybody happy.

 

North City Bistro & Wine Shop

  • Located at 1520 NE 177th St. Shoreline, WA 98155
  • Hours: 4:30p-close Tuesday-Saturday (Kitchen); 2:00p Tuesday-Saturday (Wine Shop); closed Sunday-Monday

With food, wine, and live music, how can you go wrong? Grab your friends and check out the reinvented North City Bistro, a true neighborhood hot spot.

 


GROCERY SHOPPING in SHORELINE

For your grocery needs, Shoreline’s CostcoCentral Market, and Trader Joe’s are not to be beat. From bulk savings and unique finds to fresh, high-quality foods, these shops have it all!

“For the best one-stop shopping experience, its got be Costco, centrally located in Shoreline and an easy I-5 commute. For a mid-day pick-me-up, you can always graze the isle samples or for that sit-down experience,there is the Food Court,” shares  Bernice Whitney.

Samantha Arango also has a couple of grocery shopping tips—”I love Central Market as well,” she shares. “Central Market has cooking demonstrations, a huge deli, salad, and antipasto bar, and a great selection of cheeses, wines, and beers. Trader Joe’s opened up this year and is always a fun place to shop.” Jill Langer seconds that—”The Central Market offers everything FRESH – produce, seafood, flowers – you name it. They have lots of good organic options as well!”


PARKS in SHORELINE

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

  • Located at 2021 NW 190th St. Shoreline, WA 98177
  • Hours: 6:00a-9:00p Sunday-Saturday

Located near the beautiful waterfront, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is a perfect place to spend the summer picnicking or laying in the sand. Jill Langer highly recommends beach combing, and shares that there’s also an off-leash area during the winter months here.

Hamlin Park

  • Located at 16006 15th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98155

If fitness is your thing, check out Hamlin Park. Trails run through natural areas and with the addition of an orienteering course, you can have fun while staying in shape. “Hamlin Park is a great place to do some trail running and there is a dog park there as well,” says Samantha Arango.

Paramount School Park

  • Located at 15300 8th Ave. NE Shoreline, WA 98155
  • Hours: 6:00a-10:00p Sunday-Saturday

Get the kids moving with a trip to Paramount School Park. Baseball fields, a playground, and a skate park promise hours of fun that won’t break the bank.

Boeing Creek Park

  • Located at 17229 3rd Ave. NW Shoreline, WA 98133
  • Hours: 6:00a-6:00p Sunday-Saturday

Escape the everyday at Boeing Creek Park. Walk the trails, watch the wildlife, and immerse yourself in nature’s beauty any time of the year.  Jill Langer especially recommends Boeing Creek Park for hiking and bird-watching—she loves how you can experience being in the woods there!

Shoreline Pool

  • Located at 19030 1st Ave. NE Shoreline, WA 98155
  • Hours: 5:30a-8:45p Sunday-Saturday

Summer isn’t summer without a trip to the pool. Take the kids to Shoreline Pool for a dip this year or rent the whole pool for your next big weekend bash.


Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:18 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |

Don’t Miss Out on These 12 Special Annual Events in Shoreline

One of the things that people love most about Shoreline is that it’s packed with fun events the whole family can enjoy! From festivals to food, there’s something for everyone.

We talked to local expert Cori Whitaker and Samantha Arango about the best events in Shoreline for 2017 and here are their top 12 picks! (We’ve shared the dates and times for 2017, but bookmark this post for next year so you can mark your calendars that a special event is coming up!)


APRIL 2017

Annual Egg Hunt on the Beach

  • Date & Time: April 15, 1:00p
  • Located at 2021 NW 190th St. Shoreline, WA 98177

This year’s Annual Egg Hunt on the Beach, sponsored by the Shoreline Fire Department, was a huge success. If you missed it, don’t fret; bring the kids down next year to catch some eggs and make some memories.


MAY 2017

Strawberry Festival

  • Date & Time: May 13, 12:00p-5:00p
  • Located at 2201 NW 197th St. Shoreline, WA 98177

Kick off strawberry season at Shoreline’s Strawberry Festival. Live music, tours, a children’s parade, and delicious strawberry shortcake make this one event you will not want to miss.


JULY-AUGUST 2017

Summer Concerts in the Park

  • Date & Time: July 5-August 23, 6:30p (unless otherwise noted)
  • Located at Several Community Parks Throughout Shoreline and Lake Forest Park

If you’re looking for a fun, free event, check out the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Art Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park series. 2017’s lineup includes swing, latin jazz, and more, so grab a blanket and enjoy a musical summer evening.


AUGUST 2017

4-Corners Brewfest 2017

  • Date & Time: August 12, 3:00p-7:00p
  • Located at 1430 NW 188th St, Shoreline

Beer lovers unite! The 4-Corners Brewfest is back with more tasty food, live music, and the best brew samples around, so get ready for this local favorite.

Sandcastle Contest

  • Date & Time: August 20, 11:30a-2:30p
  • Located at 2021 NW 190th St. Shoreline, WA 98177

Part of “Celebrate Shoreline,” the Saltwater Park Sandcastle Contest gives contestants three hours to construct the best sandcastle. If you think you have what it takes, grab your shovel and start prepping for this unique event.

The North City Jazz Walk

“The North City Jazz walk is a fun summer event that takes place annually in August,” shares Samantha Arango. “A portion of 15th Ave NE is shut down and many businesses offer food and host various jazz bands.”


AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2017

Shoreline Food Trucks

  • Date & Time: TBD; 5:00p-8:00p Wednesdays
  • Located at 2021 NW 190th St. Shoreline, WA 98177

Experience awesome local food trucks every Wednesday night at Saltwater Park. 2017 vendors are still TBA, so keep your eyes peeled for the taste adventures that await this year.


OCTOBER 2017

Hamlin Halloween Haunt

  • Date & Time: October 20, 6:00p-8:30p
  • Located at Hamlin Park 16006 15th Ave NE Shoreline, WA

If you’re looking for Halloween fun this year, need to check out the Hamlin Halloween Haunt. Spooky songs, s’mores, and more make this the perfect event for all ghouls and goblins.

Halloween Carnival

  • Date & Time: October 28, 3:00p-7:00p
  • Located at 19545 12th Ave. NW Shoreline, WA 98177

For old-fashioned carnival lovers, the Richmond Beach Community Association’s Halloween Carnival is exceptional. Classic games, a haunted house, inflatables, and food make this a timeless community tradition.


NOVEMBER 2017

Turkey Day Fun Run

  • Date & Time: November 23, 8:30a
  • Located at 2021 NW 190th St. Shoreline, WA 98177

Get pumped for that Thanksgiving feast during the Richmond Beach Community Association’s Turkey Day Fun Run. Enjoy a brisk trek before settling in to celebrate the holiday.


DECEMBER 2017

2017 Argosy Christmas Ship Visit

  • Date & Time: TBD
  • Located at 2021 NW 190th St. Shoreline, WA 98177

For a one-of-a-kind Christmas event, check out the Argosy Christmas Ship Visit. Relax around the campfire as a ship carrying choirs passes along the coastline, filling the air with carols that will fill you with holiday joy.

Christmas Morning Fire Truck Visit from Santa

  • Date & Time: December 25, Morning
  • Located at Various Neighborhoods Throughout Richmond Beach

Every Christmas morning, the Shoreline Fire Department gives the big man himself a ride atop one of their fire trucks as he visits the families of Richmond Beach. Keep a lookout this year; he may come down your street!


Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:17 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |

The Insider’s Guide to the Best Shopping & Dining in Mukilteo

Mukilteo is packed with shopping and dining destinations and we have your insider’s guide to some of the best. From gifts to breakfast to seafood, our residents know the top places to get the most bang for your buck.

Here is our guide to the 20 most recommended shopping and dining spots in Mukilteo:


SHOPPING

Beach Glass by K. Miller Interiors

  • Located at 619 4th St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday

Need a unique gift? “One of my favorite places to shop in Mukilteo for special gift items is Beach Glass,” Jenny shares. “Tucked away in a quaint courtyard and neighboring the popular Red Cup Cafe, this little shop is packed with unique items. BONUS, the owner (Krista) also offers specialized design services. Check it out!”

 

Proper Picnic

This summer, leave the picnicking to the pros at Proper Picnic. “Proper Picnic is based in Mukilteo,” shares Jen Bowman. “Seems to be a very cool, niche business we should promote!!” Though mainly online, they do have physical locations that Jen hopes to check out soon. “I haven’t stopped by to see what they have. Field trip?”

Mukilteo Chocolate Company

  • Located at 407 Lincoln Ave. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday

If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by the Mukilteo Chocolate Company.  “Mukilteo Chocolate Co. [is] where you can find individually hand crafted fine European chocolate…oh so yummy,” shares Aranka Fruehauf. “They also serve ice cream.” While you’re there, “say hi to Jan who owns and makes the chocolate!”

Mukilteo Farmers Market

  • Located at 609 Front St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 3:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday Only (June-September)

If you want fresh food and neighborhood togetherness, look no further than the Mukilteo Farmers Market. “ I love to go [to the] farmers market,” shares Janet Buehler. “It’s my favorite place to shop,” and with talented local vendors and events that serve the community, it’s not hard to see why!

ACE Hardware

  • Located at 12680 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 8:00am-8:00pm

For your home improvement needs, both Janet and Jenny recommend Mukilteo’s ACE Hardware. “…If you have any improvement issues or just need quick help finding just about anything… every single employee at ACE can help you,” Jenny shares. “Sometimes their advice sends you out the door without purchasing a single thing (like using match sticks to tighten screw holes). Also, this is the absolute best place to get keys made—they ALWAYS work!!”


DINING

The Scotsman Bistro

  • Located at 11601 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 3:00pm-10:00pm Monday; 11:00am-10:00pm Tuesday-Thursday; 11:00am-11:00pm Friday; 3:00pm-11:00pm Saturday; closed Sunday

If you find yourself in Harbour Pointe, check out The Scotsman Bistro.  “…In HP you can walk to the Scotsman,” shares Jenny. “On the weekends they bring in Scottish musicians. The owner is always there and loves to chat (with his thick Scottish accent) to all his patrons!” From the food to the scotch, it’s easy to see why this is a top Mukilteo dining destination.

The Sydney Bakery & Wine Bar

  • Located at 613 5th St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday & Saturday; 8:30am-8:00pm Friday; 8:30am-3:00pm Sunday

Wake up on the right side of the bed with breakfast at the Sydney Bakery & Wine Bar. Freshly baked cinnamon rolls and sticky buns, plus a cappuccino or coffee (highly recommended by Jenny!) are sure to give you the energy to jump start your day.

Red Cup Cafe

  • Located at 619 4th St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 7:00am-5:00pm

Another popular spot suggested by Jenny and Aranka, Red Cup Cafe serves up delicious items and soothing views. “Make sure to walk over the delightful courtyard to get fresh coffee at Red Cup,” Aranka shares. “They also serve lunch. It’s so relaxing to sit and sip coffee and look at the Olympics, and ferry sailings.”

Amici Bistro

  • Located at 8004 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 3:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday; 3:00pm-10:00pm Friday; 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday; 4:00pm-9:00pm Sunday; closed Monday

Known as the “best kept secret” of the North End, Amici Bistro is theplace for local Italian cuisine. Homemade sausage, pizza dough, sauces, and more ensure that no matter why you’re there, you will have a delicious and memorable meal.

Mukilteo’s Speedway Cafe

  • Located at 11707 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 6:00am-3:00pm Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday

For the best breakfast in town, there’s no beating Mukilteo’s Speedway Cafe. Fresh variations on classic diner dishes and prompt service promise that you will leave feeling full and ready to start the day.

The Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse

  • Located at 621 Front St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:00am-1:00am Monday-Friday; 8:00am-1:00am Saturday-Sunday

Before hopping a ferry, grab some grub and beer at the Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse. “The flagship location of Diamond Knot brewery is right near the ferry terminal,” shares Brian Hayter. “Great beer, food, and peanut shells on the floor!”

 

Thai Rama 3

  • Located at 12190 Village Center Pl. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Monday-Thursday; 11:00am-10:00pm Friday; 4:00pm-9:30pm Saturday; 4:00pm-9:00pm Sunday

In the mood for some Thai? “After a round go to Thai Rama 3 for a drink and by far the best Thai food for miles,” shares Janet. They also offer takeout, so you can enjoy their extensive list of yummy dishes at home!

 

Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing

  • Located at 710 Front St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 10:00am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday

When it comes to seafood, Jen recommends Ivar’s. “Love the walk up Ivar’s fish bar for quick fish and chips to take to the beach and watch the sunset over Whidbey Island,” she shares. Aranka agrees, saying of both this spot and Arnies: “who can say no to the best seafood places in town?”

 

Arnies Restaurant & Bar

  • Located at 714 2nd St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm Monday-Thursday; 11:00am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday; 10:00am-10:00pm Sunday

The second destination suggested by Aranka, Arnies Restaurant & Bar offers delicious local seafood and sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. “If we can’t decide on dinner, we always end up at Arnie’s,” Aranka shares, solidifying it as a local go-to.

 

Sully’s Pizza & Calzones

  • Located at 403 Lincoln Ave. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:30am-9:00pm

If you’re near Red Cup and want some pizza, stop by Sully’s Pizza & Calzones. “From the same courtyard [as Red Cup], you can walk over to Sully’s Pizza where they serve gluten free and vegetarian pizza,” Aranka shares. Named after former mayor Brian Sullivan, Sully’s is a Mukilteo staple.

 

Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria

  • Located at 8326 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-8:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 11:00am-9:00pm Friday-Saturday

Another pizzeria on Aranka’s list is Brooklyn Bros. “Friday nights when we don’t feel like driving, it’s fun to walk down to get the best pizza in the area, Brooklyn Bros,” she notes. High quality ingredients, a perfectly-cooked crust, and intense flavors make these pies the best west of the Hudson.

 

The Mukilteo Lodge

  • Located at 7928 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-12:00am Sunday-Wednesday; 11:00am-2:00am Thursday-Saturday

Calling all sports fans! The Mukilteo Lodge is a great place to “get a drink or watch a game,” according to Aranka. With extensive draft beers, hearty dishes, and game happy hours, you can cheer your team onto victory in true American style.

 

Mukilteo Thai Restaurant

  • Located at 8410 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Thursday; 11:00am-10:00pm Friday; 12:00pm-9:00pm Saturday-Sunday; closed Monday-Wednesday

For authentic Thai, nothing’s better than Mukilteo Thai. A wide array of curries, appetizers, and other specialties are made-to-order, so you will always have your meal prepared just the way you like. Aranka’s menu suggestion? “My favorite is the Tiger Tearless.”

 

Cafe Soleil

  • Located at 9999 Harbour Pl. #105 Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 11:00am-1:45pm & 5:00pm-8:45pm Tuesday-Friday; 12:00pm-2:15pm & 5:00pm-8:45pm Saturday; 5:00pm-8:00pm Sunday; closed Monday

“[There are] so many great places to eat in Mukilteo,” Aranka notes. But her “…new favorite is Café Soleil, [a] euro-Japanese kitchen and it is family owned. The food is great and the service is superb! I love to hang out with the chef and get [a] good recommendation for the day.” Her tip? “Have you ever had a green tea crème brulee for dessert? I had and it was delicious!”

 

John’s Grill

  • Located at 649 5th St. #100 Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 4:30pm-9:00pm Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday

“For a special celebration, I recommend John’s Grill in Old Town,” Aranka shares. “Everything is delicious.” From steak to seafood, all dishes are flavorful and showcase the head chef’s culinary expertise. Aranka’s top dish? “My favorite is the steak and grilled prawns.”


 


Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |

A Destination City for Outdoor Lovers: 9 Tips for Exploring Mukilteo

From trails to parks and everything in between, our residents know the best spots to make the most of the great outdoors in Mukilteo.

Here are 9 tips for getting active and exploring Mukilteo:

Big Gulch Trail System

Located at 9600 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275

A local favorite, there is no beating the Big Gulch Trail System. “Love love love big gulch trail,” shares Janet Buehler. “One minute you’re in the middle of civilization and the next you’re far far away in a place that could be hundreds of miles away. Just a small sign marks the trailhead across from the fire department. I’ve spent many hours breathing, thinking, singing on that trail!”

Aurora Pedrola agrees: “The Big Gulch Trail System! Wonderful hiking, easy access and beautiful scenery.” Aranka Fruehauf adds that it’s a “great way to connect with nature and dogs are welcome!”

Finally, Jenny Eglian has some second-hand knowledge: “I don’t personally do this but have heard rumors that the gulch offers a phenomenal mountain bike trail system for the hardcore mountain bikers. My brother-in-law is a mountain biker living in Louisville KY and he has heard and biked the trail! Pretty sure it is a favorite activity for many Mukilteoans (is that a word?).”

 

Japanese Gulch

Located at 1301 5th St. Mukilteo, WA 98275

A top hiking spot, the Japanese Gulch has built a reputation among bikers as well. According to Janet, “Japanese Gulch is widely known by mountain bikers far and wide as one of the best urban rides around!!! Not to be underestimated as bikers come from different states to ride this special trail.”

Tails & Trails Dog Park

Located at 1130 5th St. Mukilteo, WA 98275

The first and only off-leash dog park in Mukilteo, Tails & Trails Dog Park is a must for dog owners. Janet describes it as “a meeting place for like-minded dog owners to gather with their four-legged friends.” It is the perfect spot to enjoy the weather, meet new friends, and spend time with your pup.

Mukilteo Community Beach Park (Lighthouse Park)

Located at 609 Front St. Mukilteo, WA 98275

A must-see for locals and tourists, Lighthouse Park is packed with things to do. Campfires on the beach, a playground, tours of the lighthouse, and so much more make this the ideal place to enjoy a warm summer day in Mukilteo.

Mukilteo Pioneer Cemetery

Located at 513 Webster St. Mukilteo, WA 98275

Pay tribute to Mukilteo’s founders at the Pioneer Cemetery. “Don’t forget the landmark graveyard,” shares Janet. “Headstones tell the story of our founder’s lives and untimely deaths including the young from influenza and those that built and called Mukilteo (“good camping spot”) their permanent home.”

Harbour Pointe Golf Club

Located at 11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275

Time to clean off those clubs! “Our Harbour pointe golf course with its famous signature 10th hole featured in golf digest presents golfers with challenging golf and breathtaking scenery,” says Janet. With programs for all ages and genders, everyone can take advantage of the beauty and fun Harbour Pointe offers.

 

92nd Street Park

Located at 4800 92nd St. SW Mukilteo, WA 98275

“Mukilteo has lots of small and big parks, most of them ideal for reading, picnicking and relaxing,” Aranka shares. “One of my favorite is the 92nd street park where kids can play on different play equipment.” If your little one needs to run off some steam, check out 92nd Street Park.

 

Mukilteo T-Dock

Located near 796 Front St. Mukilteo, WA 98275

Mukilteo even has spots for divers! “Not well known, but there is a dive site of off “T-Dock” on Front Street,” shares Aranka. Indeed, this spot is a favorite for night and deep divers and offers opportunities for viewing Puget Sound’s water life. For a dive to remember, check out the T-Dock.

 

Mukilteo Community Garden

Located at 7609 44th Ave. W Mukilteo, WA 98275

“If you don’t feel like hiking, but like to be outside, you can always volunteer at the Mukilteo Community Garden,” shares Aranka. “They grow lots of veggies to support the neighborhood food banks. You can also rent a bed to grow your own organic veggies.” Enjoy nature and help your community flourish at this quaint garden.



Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |

Your Go-To Guide For A Day at the Beach in Mukilteo

Nothing quite says summer like a fun and relaxing day at the beach! Luckily, we have Mukilteo’s go-to guide for getting the most out of a day in the sand. From ferries to festivals, we’ve got you covered!

Check out what our fellow residents recommend for a day at the beach in Mukilteo:

When it comes to beaches, Jenny Eglian suggests staying local: “I happen to think one of the best beaches in Snohomish County is right in the MUK,” she shares. “Our beach features built-in fire pits, a fantastic beach side playground, a substantial shelter perfect for parties all year round, boat launch, lighthouse, plus ice cream and fish & chips within walking distance to the beach.” She even shares a special tip: “Bonus, if you’re a resident of Mukilteo you get a free parking pass to the beach park!”

Known as Lighthouse Park, this hangout destination is a local must-see. Here, according to Aranka Fruehauf, “kids can play in the new playgrounds, make campfire on the beach…watch people get married by the beach on the Wedding Circle,” and so much more. She suggests that you “take the Lighthouse Tour, launch your boat and go for salmon fishing or crabbing.”

If you don’t have a boat of your own, you can follow Jenny’s suggestion and “hop on the ferry at sunset. It is a quick ride to Clinton and back.” While you’re on land, check out Clinton Beach. “Clinton also has a nice little beach with toys for those with little ones who choose this inexpensive adventure to do on any given day,” Jenny shares.

Fun in the sun can work up an appetite, so Jenny and Aranka recommend three spots to satisfy any taste buds. “In the summer, I like to grab some fish & chips to go from Ivar’s,” Jenny shares. Aranka seconds Ivar’s and includes Arnies, another great seafood destination. She also recommends topping off the day “with delicious ice cream at Diamond Knot (they have great food and beer too).” It’s a win-win for everyone!

Lighthouse Park is not only great for a beach day, but also hosts awesome community events. For example, Aranka loves “the Farmer’s Market on Wednesday afternoons not just to get fresh produce, but also run into friends and neighbors. I bring my dog Molly to socialize and see her doggie friends too.”

She also highly recommends Mukilteo’s annual Lighthouse Festival. “Of course the summer highlight is the Lighthouse Festival with lots of activities and a grand fireworks on the water.” Janet Buehler seconds this recommendation: “Don’t forget the lighthouse festival!!! The race, the food, the community parties and fireworks!!!!” No matter how you spend your beach day in Mukilteo, you are sure to make lasting memories.



Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:13 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |

6 Aviation-Related Opportunities Not to Miss Out on in Mukilteo

From inspiring aviation education to exciting aviation-related career possibilities, the Mukilteo area is your go-to for reaching new heights (literally!). Take advantage of living in or visiting the Mukilteo area, and check out these top-notch tips on aviation-related sights, events and opportunities from locals:

Paine Field

  • Located at 3220 100th St. SW Everett, WA 98204

In the fall of 2018, Alaska Airlines will begin offering commercial flights out of Paine Field, which is a huge deal for Mukilteo and its surrounding cities! Alaska Airlines will start by offering 9 flights per day, which the airline estimates will help over a million people drastically shorten their commute times. In early 2018, Alaska Airlines will announce flight schedules and routes, and will being selling tickets. Get the full scoop here!

As far as how this will impact locals, Aranka Fruehauf has some thoughts and insight on this major addition:

“For many years I felt very much against bringing commercial airport to Mukilteo—not to my backyard! Just the thought of it terrified me; what could happen to my little community, home values, to schools and to air quality… those are real issues. But now [that] the fight is over to stop the airport, I have been thinking a lot [about] how it really will affect my personal life and my sweet little community.”

“I have also spoke with several people who [have] lived/or have relatives living close to [a] small airport, [and I think that] bringing a small airport to my community might have benefits. When I travel to west coast cities, I will not need to drive to Seattle (we all know how bad the traffic is regardless the time of the day)—I will save at least 4 hours of driving, not to mention parking cost! I probably should factor in the stress too.”

“I like to think forward… in my opinion the airport, is not going to be a liability, but rather an asset. Just like we used to think that living close to buses and freeways [could be] detrimental for home values… well… I don’t think that way any more… look at the home values located close to train/light rail stations. I’m actually excited that we have so many options of transportation in Mukilteo. The media talks so much about ‘the airport noise and Mukilteo,’ [and] in my opinion the noise might be more noticeable in Lynnwood, Everett and Edmonds than [in] Mukilteo.”

Additionally, if you’re looking for a job in aviation, you’ll definitely want to check out Paine Field! A unique airport, it’s home to over 650 aircraft, a Boeing manufacturing plant, and five aviation restoration/tour centers. Paine Field provides high-quality services to customers and has brought nearly 76,000 jobs to the local economy. You can learn more about employment with Paine Field here.

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour

  • Located at 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm (Aviation Center); 9:00am-3:00pm (Boeing Tour)

For a one-of-a-kind experience perfect for all ages, Aranka Fruehauf suggests the Future of Flight: “[I] recommend visiting Future of Flight Aviation Center,” she shares. Here “…you can see models of jet engines, design your own airplane and this is where you start the Boeing Factory Tour,” the only opportunity to publicly tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America.

Historic Flight Foundation

  • Located at 10719 Bernie Webber Dr. Mukilteo, WA 98275
  • Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday

Aviation and history buffs will love the Historic Flight Foundation! They offer a collection of the most important aircraft from 1927 to 1957, fully restored and airborne. You can experience the roar of a classic engine, watch the restoration process in action, and marvel at the results of innovation from some of the greatest trailblazers.

 

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM)

  • Located at 3407 109th St. SW Everett, WA 98204
  • Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (7 days a week from Memorial Day-Labor Day; then Tuesday-Sunday)

Give your kids a deeper education at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. With interactive exhibits featuring a rare collection of authentically restored aircraft, tanks, and other technologies from World War II, your children will get a look into the past and a glimpse what it takes to preserve these artifacts for the future.

 

Paine Field Aviation Day

  • Located at 9689 Airport Rd. Everett, WA 98204
  • When: Every year in May

For an event everyone will love, Aranka has a recommendation: “Once a year we have Aviation Day,” she shares. “It’s a must-do, especially if you have kids… they can take a flight and meet the pilots, view one-of-a-kind aircraft, and watch flying demonstrations.” This year’s Aviation Day has already passed, but be sure to keep your eyes open for 2018!

 

FHCAM Skyfair

  • Located at 3407 109th St. SW Everett, WA 98204
  • When: July 22, 2017; 10:00am-4:00pm

Summertime is perfect for air shows, and Mukilteo has some of the best. “The air shows are fantastic to watch,” shares Greg Buehler. “I’m sure that future pilots and engineers have been inspired by witnessing [these exhilarating air show events].” FHCAM’s annual Skyfair is coming this July and will feature vendors, kids activities, and a fantastic flying show at 1:30pm. You can find a full schedule of events here.



Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:12 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |

4 Things You Need to Know About the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center

As a local hub of transit and convenience, Mountlake Terrace is a popular choice for those who want to live in a smaller city that’s still close to Seattle and the Eastside. The Mountlake Terrace Transit Center makes this all possible by connecting local, commuter, and regional busses with passengers.

“Mountlake Terrace has a great transit center!” confirms Shelly Katzer. “Mountlake Terrace also offers convenient access to the freeway,  commuting to work is easy.”

Brian Hayter agrees; “The transit center is used by tons of commuters on 6101 236th Street SW,  provides easy access to Seattle. Light Rail is eventually going to be coming to Mountlake Terrace,” Brian added.

If you’re moving to Mountlake Terrace or already live here and need some commuting tips, read on! Here are 5 things we think you need to know about the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center:

The Transit Center has the capacity for over 1,000 cars.

This include a 5-level parking garage with 900 spaces. Plus, there’s bike lockers and racks available as well! This means 1,000 fewer cars on the streets during rush hour. (Thank you, Transit Center!) Helping 40,000 passengers commute each day is an amazing feat, and as our region grows, the Transit Center will become an even more crucial part of our community.

Light Rail is coming to Mountlake Terrace in 2023!

This is a BIG deal for the community. Construction on the new light rail station and route is slated to begin in 2018, and expected to begin servicing the area in 2023. Take a look at this interactive map for a better understanding of the upcoming Link Light Rail expansion!

You can take a bus to Downtown Seattle, Everett, and beyond from the Transit Center.

For those who have to commute for work, the Transit Center is served by several commuter buses and express bus services. You can take a look at schedules and specific routes here.

DART (Dial-A-Ride-Transportation) offers those with disabilities transportation access.

Specially designed for those with health conditions and disabilities this service offers those who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to public transit the opportunity to get out and about in the community. Learn more about how to use this excellent service here.


Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |

The 5 Best Things About The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion

Nestled between Terrace Park School and the Mountlake Terrace Off-Leash Dog Park, the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion(5303 228th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043) is an incredible multi-purpose facility packed with amenities to take advantage of! When we asked Brian Hayter what people in MLT like to do for fun, the Recreation Pavilion was at the top of the list, and it also came highly recommended by Shelly Katzer as well!

“The MLT Pavilion offers great programs for all ages, including a great swimming program,” shares Shelly. “My kids enjoyed the pre-school programs, before and after school Kids Krew and summer camps.”

This dynamic community center offers so many amenities to the MLT community, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite things about the community center that are not to be missed!

Photo courtesy of the Mountlake Terrace Recreation & Parks Facebook page

 

The multi-purpose swimming pool.

This warm-water pool not only is home to swimming lessons and a range of classes, but it also includes a lazy river with a current, spray toys, a beach-like entry leisure pool, a therapy pool, handicapped access, a sauna, and more. Plus, you can even rent out the pool for parties!

Kids programs, like preschool, before & after school care, and summer camps!

Keeping kids busy is easy with this community center in your city’s backyard! There are 3 preschool options for kids ages 3 to 5, each program providing a unique set of offerings. Kids Krew offers before and after school care for kids ages 5 to 12, and a huge variety of summer camps include themes like swimming, dance, basketball, tennis, and general youth camps.

The huge variety of fitness classes and sports leagues.

Whether you’re into something super upbeat (like Turbo kick or Zumba) or something a little more low-key (like yoga and Tai Chi), the recreation pavilion has a large selection to choose from. If playing on a team is more your style, adults can participate in basketball, racquetball, softball, volleyball, and racquetball sports. Sign up with a friend and meet your neighbors!

The MLT Recreation Pavilion is open 7 days a week.

Whether you want a workout before work or the kids need to burn off some energy on a rainy Sunday, the pavilion is open and waiting to be used! Hours include Monday – Thursday 6am – 9:30pm, Friday 6am – 7:15pm, Saturday 7am – 8pm, and Sunday 8:30am – 7pm.

Mountlake Terrace residents get a discount.

Whether you’re using the pool, buying a pass, or taking a class, all MLT residents receive a discount on using this facility. You can view all 2017 fees here.

Check out the complete Recreation Program Guide here!


Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:08 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |

7 Breweries for Beer Lovers Just North of Seattle

You don’t have to drive all the way to Seattle for premium microbrews and cool glasses of crafts beers—just north of Seattle, our beer scene is brimming with local options that any craft connoisseur will appreciate. Whether you want to fill up a growler, go on a weekend beer tour, or just grab a pint with friends, these 7 breweries just north of Seattle in Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Edmonds, and Kenmore all offer the perfect place to start!

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE

Diamond Knot Brewpub at MLT

 

  • Located at 5602 232nd Street SW Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am – 11pm, Friday 11am – Midnight, Saturday 8am – Midnight, Sunday 8am – 11pm

Recommended by both Brian Hayter and Shelly Katzer the Diamond Knot Brewpub is a local favorite. Started by Bob Maphet and Brian Sollenberger as a hobby, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing now makes over 600 barrels of beer every single month! Diamond Knot mainstays include their India Pale Ale, Industrial IPA, Blonde Ale, Pipe Down Brown Ale, Above Board Pale Ale, E.S.B. Steamer Glide Stout, Possession Porter, and Hefeweizen.

TIP: You can also grab breakfast, lunch or dinner here, plus they’re family- and dog-friendly!

Learn more about Diamond Knot here:


LYNNWOOD

Big E Ales

 

  • Located at 5030 208th St SW Suite A. Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 1pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm

Brewing since 1997, Big E Ales serves up hand-crafted ales alongside a full, mouthwatering menu of delicious appetizers and entrees. You can stop by for a refreshing beer with friends, or even book the Brew Room for events like wedding receptions and company parties.

TIP: Their blog is packed with interesting beer history!


EDMONDS

Salish Sea Brewing Company

 

  • Located at 518 Dayton St. #104 Edmonds, WA 98020
  • Hours: Monday – Wednesday 3pm – 9pm, Thursday 3pm – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm, Sunday Noon – 8pm

Home to a variety of carefully crafted brews, Salish Sea Brewing Company is a staple of the region. Beer lovers can choose from their Drop Anchor IPA, Salish IPA Dayton Street (3 SEAS) Session ISA, Driftwood Pale, Honey Golden, NW “Wildfire” Red, Expansion Amber, Kodiak Brown Porter, Prior Porter, Big Chocolate Love:  A Robust Porter, and the seasonal Blackfish Stout and Blizzzaak Winter Ale. In addition to grabbing an ice-cold brew, you can enjoy an evolving menu of sandwiches, soups, and appetizers.

TIP: Families are welcome, and dogs are allowed on the outside patio.


American Brewing Company

 

  • Located at 180 W. Dayton St. Warehouse 102 Edmonds, WA 98020
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 3pm – 9pm, Friday 3 – 10pm, Saturday Noon – 10pm, Sunday Noon – 8pm

At American Brewing Company, craftsmanship and science are at the forefront of everything they do and create. Started in 2010 by Adam Frantz, American Brewing Company benefits from Adam’s years of practice and his worldwide travels that have influenced his craft beers. Their consistent offerings include an India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Kolsch Ale, Stout, and a selection of seasonal and specialty beers.

TIP: These guys also brew 6 flavors of kombucha!


Gallagher’s Where-U-Brew

 

  • Located at 180 W. Dayton St. #105  EDMONDS, WA
  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday 2pm – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm

Ready to DIY your own brew?! Gallaghers Where-U-Brew offers an amazing opportunity to create your very own craft beer! They provide you with everything you need to brew a batch of beer… and it only takes 2 hours! They’re guide you through the different types of brews you can create, help you select what you’re most interested in, and assign you to a professional brewing kettle with instructions on how to get started. Then, you set a date (usually 2 weeks later) for you to go in a bottle your beer! Learn more about the process here.

TIP: You can also brew ciders, root beer, and make your own wine at Gallagher’s!


KENMORE

Nine Yards Brewing

 

  • Located at 7324 NE 175th St., Suite A Kenmore, WA 98028
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 2pm – 10pm, Friday 2pm – midnight, Saturday 11am – midnight, Sunday 11am-10pm

Located right off the Burke Gillman trail in Kenmore, Nine Yards is a popular local establishment. Stop by for hand-crafted brews, food trucks, pinball machines, Skee ball… this happening place has it all, and is great for group gatherings or parties.

TIP: This establishment is open to all ages!


Cairn Brewing

 

  • Located at 7204 NE 175th St. Bldg A, Kenmore, WA 98028
  • Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 4pm – 9pm, Friday 3pm – 10pm, Saturday 11:30am – 10pm, Sunday 11:30am – 6pm

Cairn Brewing is a hub for beer drinkers and beer brewers alike. Stop by to enjoy a pint of the many on-tap offerings, 5 of which are always served directly from the tank! (There will also often be a food truck parked outside for your convenience!) Or, for those who are interested in learning the craft straight from the masters, sign up for a homebrewing class! Learn about the beer-making process, and actually brew a batch in class.

TIP: The Cairn Brewing taproom is family- and dog-friendly!



Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |

3 Places That Mountlake Terrace Dog Owners Need to Know About

Whether you’re looking for a city that welcomes you and your furry best friend, or you already live in the Mountlake Terrace area and want to start exploring, you’re in luck! The Mountlake Terrace area has some excellent amenities for dog owners and their canine companions to enjoy, all while getting some exercise and enjoying the outdoors!

If you’re a dog owner in Mountlake Terrace, here are 3 places you need to know about:

Mountlake Terrace Off-Leash Dog Park

Recommended by Brian Hayter, the Mountlake Terrace Off-Leash Dog Park is located just northeast of the MLT Recreation Pavilion. Offering just under an acre of space in the shaded woods of Terrace Creek Park, this fenced area is a haven for dogs!

“We love to take our dog Dash for walks and let him run off leash in the park!” shares Shelly Katzer. Dogs can run and play within the double-gate system, and owners are welcome to relax on benches (or run and play, too!). Learn more about the park and read rules for visiting the dog park here.


Marina Beach Off-Leash Park

While this park technically isn’t in Mountlake Terrace, it is in the neighboring city of Edmonds (498 Admiral Way Edmonds WA 98020) and well worth the short 10-20 minute drive from MLT. As part of the larger Marina Beach Park on the Edmonds waterfront, this park offers a long list of amenities in addition to the off-leash area. A loop trail, playground, restroom, picnic tables, barbecue area, and much more set the scene.

As for the dog park portion, furry friends can frolic in the sand, splash in the surf, and stretch their legs as they meet other dogs in the cool ocean breeze. Click here to learn more about this Edmonds off-leash area.


Photo courtesy of the Pet Adventure Facebook page

Pet Adventure Shop

Located in the Cedar Plaza Shopping Center (22803 44th Ave. West Suite E-5 Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043), Pet Adventure Shop is a must-visit destination for local pet owners! Established in 2010 and owned and operated by locals, Pet Adventure Shop stocks its shelves with a huge range of food and supplies. Even the pickiest of pets are bound to find something delicious here—check out a list of the brands of cat and dog foods Pet Adventure Shop carries here.

In addition to supplies for cats and dogs, they also carry an eclectic variety of products for other animals including hamsters, birds, bunnies, fish, chickens, and horses.


Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:06 pm
Jenny Eglian | Posted in Animated Agent's Blog |