Burlington is the Hub of Skagit Valley. Sitting at the crossroads of I-5, Scenic HWY 20 and Chuckanut Drive SR 11. Located just an hour from the Pacific Ocean, Cascade Mountains, Seattle and Canada. The nearby Skagit River, North Cascades National Park and Deception Pass State Park provide the opportunity to camp, fish, bird watch, hike, ski, boat and so much more. Burlington boasts more than 5 major hotels/motels. The Avalon Golf Links features 27 holes amid panoramic views of Skagit Valley. If shopping is your recreation, several retail markets—downtown, the Cascade Mall, Burlington Crossings, Burlington Stores, Costco and The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington attract nearly 60,000 shoppers
a day – making Burlington the county’s major retail center.
In addition to convenient shopping, Burlington has a new library and new city hall. Residents enjoy two main community events. Berry-Dairy Days, in June, celebrates the agriculture and dairy industries that are a major employment base in the Valley. Revelers enjoy music, food, parade, vendors, fireworks, car show and other activities. In September, Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Pitch features a pumpkin hurling contest via trebuchets, children’s games, activities, and locally grown produce.
Population: 8,663 nighttime / 40,000+ daytime
Typical Tax Rate: $12.48/$1,000 assessed valuation
Median Household Income: $47,051
Average Rent: $1,200
Median Prices: Homes $200,000; Condos $145,000
City Hall: 833 S. Spruce St, 98233, (360) 755-0531
Post Office: 720 E. Fairhaven Ave, (360) 755-7332
Library: 820 E. Washington, (360) 755-0760
School District: Burlington-Edison School Dist.: (360) 757-3311