2018 Skagit County Fair


Don’t have any plans for the first week of August? If you’re in the Mount Vernon area on August 8th through August 11th, come by the 2018 Skagit County Fair from 10am to 10pm! There will be tons of entertainment, carnival rides, circus shows, pie eating contest and so much more! If you’re interested, tickets will be sold at the Sedro Woolley Chamber on July 9th through August 7th.

If you would like any more information about other local events in Anacortes or in the Skagit County area, please contact us: (360) 899 – 5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

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Best Spray Parks in the Skagit County Area


There are tons of parks in the Skagit County area, but there are also spray parks that you should visit during this summer. There are currently four spray parks in the Skagit County area – Kiwanis Spray Park, Storvik Park, Maiben Spray Park, and Jungle Playland. They are open every day this summer and is recommended for all families to bring their kids to enjoy and experience Skagit County Parks.

Kiwanis Spray Park is located in the Mount Vernon area. It has a fantastic playground, picnic tables, restrooms, a softball field, basketball courts, and an amazing spray park. There is also a boardwalk trail through the wetland area that connects the park to surrounding neighborhoods. This particular park opens daily from 11am to 8pm from June 1st through September 30th.

Storvik Park is located in the Anacortes area. It is about 8.7 acres which includes picnic tables, a reserved picnic shelter, restrooms, one game field and two basketball courts. Storvik Park also has a huge children’s playground. This spray park just recently opens since the summer of 2017 and is open for this summer daily from 11am to 6pm on May 25th through September 3rd.

Maiben Spray Park is located in the Burlington area and it is a terrific neighborhood park! Along with a large, covered picnic shelter that is available for rent, you’ll find tennis and basketball courts at the park and lots of wide-open grassy areas. Children especially will enjoy the playground area and the Kiwanis is for Kids Water Park. This spray park is open daily for the summer from 9am to 9pm on June 6th through September 9th.

Jungle Playground is located in the Mount Vernon area and includes admission to the Spray Park with admission to the Playland. Highly recommended to bring a towel to dry off with and socks for the Playland. Spray Park requires kids to wear swimwear (no undies) and before heading to the Playland, you must be dry with socks on. Bring your kids along to a wild, adventure to the Jungle Playland for an entire day of summer fun! They are open daily on Wednesday through Friday: 1pm to 5pm, Saturday: 10am to 7pm and Sunday: Noon to 5pm on June 23rd through closing, depending on the weather.

Those are the four best spray parks in the Skagit County area while you enjoy a small picnic with some friends and don’t forget your sunscreen! We hope you and your family are able to visit one of them to enjoy a lovely day at the parks if you’re in the area!

If you would like any more information about other local events in Anacortes, please contact us: (360) 899 – 5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

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Community Profile: Mt. Vernon


Mount Vernon, is a vibrant city nestled in the picturesque Skagit Valley.  Located just 1 ½ hours from the hectic lifestyle of Seattle and Tacoma, Mount Vernon feels worlds away, and that is what the residents strive to preserve.

Mount Vernon’s quirky residents create world-renown art and music while preserving culture and its island time lifestyle. First incorporated in 1889, Mount Vernon was rated the number one small town in America by the “New rating guide to life in America’s small cities”. Its neighborhoods are small, quaint and family-centric.

Located on the Skagit River, it has excellent public transportation systems connecting residents to Everett, Seattle, Camano Island, Bellingham and the San Juan Islands. In downtown Mount Vernon, The Skagit Station is the first multi-transportation hub for Public and Private Transportation. There you can get on the SKAT buses, Greyhound, the Amtrak Cascades, and private taxis.

Downtown Mount Vernon offers many shopping options, from toy stores, local cafes, art galleries, jewelry shops, clothing stores and a co-op. Every Saturday there is a Farmers market that sells art and food products made from local organic sources.

For more information, visit www.MountVernonWA.gov.

Enchanting Farm House in Mt. Vernon

Do you dream about owning a beautiful home with acreage and starting a vegetable or hobby garden? We have just the right home for you in Mt. Vernon, WA right at the heart of Skagit County.

If you are in the market of buying a home, this exceptional 1920’s enchanting farmhouse sits on 1.52 +/- acres and has been updated throughout but still preserves its original charm. This home features gorgeous hardwood floors, cherry cabinets, wainscoting, crown molding, and stainless steel appliances.

Charming Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances

There are 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths with walk-in closets, family room, a cozy fireplace in the living room.

Cozy Living Room with Fireplace

Lush formal perennial gardens surround the large patio with Mt. Baker majestically rising in the distance.

Create your own orchard or hobby farm-the acreage is fully fenced and  ready for crops or critters!

You will find that this home is spotless and move in ready. This farm house has a detached 2 car garage plus a shop for your toys or hobbies and did we mention, plenty of parking with room for your RV! The home includes a nice driveway and an automated gated entrance.

You can enjoy spending time outside on the beautiful patio, admiring your garden or the natural beauty of the amazing territorial views!

If you would like more information on this amazing home, please feel free to contact us: Jean Groesbeck (360) 941-3734 – Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or click here to visit our page.


809 7th Street Anacortes, WA