Anacortes is an all-American city to call home as well as a natural destination for a vacation. It is Skagit County's second largest city with a population of over 16,000 and the shipping and industrial hub of the county.
Exellent schools and safe, friendly neighborhoods make Anacortes a great place to raise a family. The city also offers performing arts, historic sites, outdoor recreation, water-based adventures, watchable wildlife, boating and yachting, fishing, hiking, and excellent health care.
Miles of waterfront and forested trails, a mountaintop vista, marinas, festivals, charming downtown shops and restaurants, and a friendly community make Anacortes one of Washington's best kept secrets.
Guemes Island is a five-minute ferry ride north from Anacortes and is home to about 550 year-round residents which more than doubles in the summer. Even then the island is uncrowded and pleasant.
There is so much to see and do in Anacortes!