The Ultimate Guide to Living in Marysville, WA
Marysville is right in the middle of Snohomish County WA, sanwiched between Everett and Arlington. People love living here because of it’s convenient location. It’s easy to get north to the Canadian border or south to the big city, west to Lake Stevens, and you’re surrounded by mountains on the east which make for plenty of adventures. There’s some great opportunitites for work and real estate as well, making Marysville a great place for your family’s lifestyle as well as financials.
This community guide will give you everything you need to know about living in Marysville, WA. Additionally, feel free to reach out to us with any questions–we’re experts on the area!
Marysville City Schools, Economy, and Government
Wondering what the community's like in Marysville? Lets take a look at schools, demographics, and government.
Marysville operates a mayor-council form of government. This means there's a mayor, who acts as the main political leader, and seven policy makers (from the council) who help guide his decisions and maintain checks and balances.
They are responsible for maintaining prime economic conditions, a strong community, commodities such as transportation, and more to make Marysville a great place to live.
You can visit the Marysville City website here for more information on city projects, events, announcements and information in general.
Marysville falls into the Marysville school district, which includes 11,000 students educated in eleven elementary schools, four middle schools, and eight high schools.
Economy and Demographics
Marysville had an estimated population of around 65,000 in 2015, making it slightly larger than surrounding cities. The majority of people living there are homeowners at 68%, higher than the state average. The median household income is also slightly higher than the Washington average.
The majority of workers (over 90%) commute outside of Marysville for work. The city is in a great centry location that opens the doors with great companies such as Boeing, Amazon, and Microsoft. On average, these workers make about a 30 minute commute.
Attractions in Marysville
Here’s a list of great things to do in Marysville:
Tulalip Resort and Casino - A vegas style resort and vegas style casino right here in Washington. One of the biggest in the state.
Kayak Point County Park - Enjoy the great outdoors at this family friendly beach. Plenty of things to do and places to relax.
Spencer Island - A great destination filled with wildlife, a boardwalk, and beautiful views.
Hibulb Cultural Center - This is a great place to learn about the history and culture of the area
Altitude Trampoline Park - There are plenty of parks and beautiful sights in the area, so we thought we’d include some good indoor fun for the family. Check out this tramopline park in Marysville!
The Seattle Premium Outlets - Anything you want to buy, it’s probably here.
Bars and Restaurants in Marysville
Here are our top 5 places to eat in Marysville:
Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ - Great BBQ
Fanny’s Restaurant - Awesome breakfast and lunch destination
La Terraza - Excellent small plate food and street tacos
AJ’s Burgers - A solid burger here
The Tulalip Resort - There are 4-5 restaurants on the resort for you to choose from.
And here are few of the best bars, too.
Home Plate Pub - This is a local spot, adults only.
Hidden Vine Wine Bar - Classic Pacific Northwest wine spot
Village Taphouse & Grill - We like a review of this bar best: like a mullet. Professional and family friendly during the day, but a party at night!
Whitewall Brewing Company - Great beer testing, kids and dogs welcome
Cost of Living in Marysville
Of course, this is one of the main things you'll want to look at when moving to a new area. Research group bestplaces.net has a great database of living costs throughout the United States, so we've used quite a bit of their research in our analysis to compare Marysville to the rest of Washington state.
According to their index, 100 is the average cost of living throughout the entire United State. Washington, as a state, averages at 120.5. Marysville, comes in right around there at 123.4.
So what goes into this index? There are 5 factors, also rated on a scale of 100:
Grocery - 107.9
Health - 129
Housing - 156
Utilities - 90
Transportation - 109
Miscellaneous - 105
While it may seem that housing is expensive here, we’ve found it’s actually a great buy for the money. Surrounding areas have much higher cost of living. In Marysville, you get the location without the cost. It’s still higher than the Washington and national average cost of living, but, with the way real estate prices are rising, you should see a nice return on your investment.
Especially if you can get a good deal on some Marysville real estate!
Real Estate in Marysville, WA
We’ve been in love with the area for a while now, and spend our time sharing our love of beautiful Snohomish County.
If you think life seems good in Marysville, we agree! We'd love to help you become our neighbor.
We'll help you find the perfect home for you and your family, new construction, condo, townhome - you name it. If it's real estate for sale in Marysville, we know about it.
We’ve compiled a list of homes for sale in Marysville, which you can check out below. If you would like more information on any of these Marysville homes for sale, just click the "Request More Information" button when viewing the details of that property. We can provide you with disclosures, past sales history, dates and prices of homes recently sold nearby, and more.
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We hope this guide has been useful and feel free to reach out to us with any questions about Marysville!