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Only 15 minutes from Mukilteo, Meadowdale Dental Clinic provides comprehensive, family friendly dental services. Dr. Lois Lee and her team of dental experts provide a wide range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Contact Meadowdale Dental Clinic today to see why we're Lynnwood's premier dental practice.

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About Mukilteo, WA

Located in the northwest of Washington in Snohomish County, Mukilteo is small waterfront community. The town is located on the Puget Sound, and is a site of a terminal for the Washington State Ferries. The ferry terminal links to the town of Clinton on Whidbey Island. The origin of the community name “Mukilteo”, is disputed with several possible meanings, including good camping ground. Ironically, the community is one of the most affluent suburbs of Seattle. In 2007, the median income of Mukilteo was $83,569. According to Money magazine the waterfront suburb is one of the top 10 small towns of America to live in. In 2010, the population of the city reached 20,254. Most of the residents of the community live on the hillside that faces to the north or to the west. The community has coined the phrases "Mukilteo By the Bay" and "Mukilteo By the Sea" and use these in tourism and advertising campaigns.

History

The coastal area that is now Mukilteo was first settled by Europeans in 1858. The settlement was designated as a county seat in 1861 and was initially called Point Elliott. It was at this site that the Point Elliott Treaty was signed between Governor Isaac Stevens and the chiefs of 22 local tribes in 1855. Signed before more than 2,500 Native Americans the treaty agreed to an exchange of land from the tribes for a variety of benefits. In these first decades, the community was primarily a small fishing village, trading post, and port on the sound and home to only 350 residents. The dense wooded area surrounding the village supported a town lumber mill. Railways connected the waterfront to the Boeing Everett Factory. Despite its long history, the town was officially incorporated until May 1947. At its incorporation the population had only grown to 775 residents. At this time, the town had the ferry terminal, a fuel storage site for the Airforce, and was connected to the Great Northern Railway. Growth did not hit the city until the 1980s, when land to the south was incorporated, increasing the population to 4,130 people. Again in 1991, more land was annexed, including Harbor Pointe, a mixed used neighborhood to the south, which double the square miles and increased the city population to over 10,000 residents.

Today

Today residents can easily access their jobs outside of the community by taking the Sound Transit commuter train to Seattle or a short drive to nearby Everett, Washington to work at the Boeing Factory. Though located on the waterfront, there is only one boat launch and two season docks available to residents who like to boat and fish. Additionally, there is currently no marina in the city. Besides weekends spent on the sound, residents can visit the major park in the city located next to the ferry terminal. The state park is 17 acres (69,000 m2) of land around the lighthouse that was built in 1906. The city acquired the park from the state and named it Mukilteo Lighthouse Park.

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