Seniors Pay A Visit To Lynnwood


Lynnwood, Washington with a population that runs right at 36,000, is called a “bedroom to Seattle” its next-door neighbor and is a “hub city” due to its retail shopping.  Seniors ask, “why the name Lynnwood”?

A developer from Seattle planned to build something at Hwy. 99 and Alderwood Road, (now 196th St SW). He named the building “Lynn” for his wife and “wood” for Alderwood. Many other stores around took the name Lynnwood and became known as the Lynnwood Business District.

Whether indoors or outdoors, Alderwood Mall is Puget’s Sound’s favorite destination for shopping, popular dining and a host of entertainment venues. Me, I’d like to take in the AMC Cinema, a 16 screen movie-plex featuring IMAX movies that I always enjoy wherever I travel.

Seniors Find Gateway To North Puget Sound


Senior visitors will find Central Washington University, Edmonds Community College and some fine secondary and elementary schools in town. Located just 16 miles north of Seattle and minutes from ferries, mountains, wineries and casinos, Lynnwood is the ideal gateway to everything the North Puget Sound has to offer.

Seniors can float a river, hike a mountain trail or shop till you drop. Lynnwood offers senior visitors beautiful city parks, extensive public art, historic Heritage Park, hiking trails, an aquatic center, a municipal golf course and a myriad of diverse dining options.

Outdoor music and performances during the long warm summer evenings are offered by Lynnwood and surrounding communities. Ethnic Fairs, Parades and Festivals plus a host of other celebrations that include dance, crafts and food are popular all year long.

Seniors Also Find Great Wineries And Breweries


Washington State is known for great wine and the wineries and wine tasting rooms in Snohomish County are diverse, innovative and tasty.  Were you aware that Washington State ranks second, only to California, in the production of grapes used to create premium table wines in the United States? And if you can’t make Munich for Oktoberfest this fall, there are over 75 micro-breweries and 350 different types of beers being produced in the state.

Take in a Seattle Mariner baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, only a 30 minute drive away. And if you enjoy the WNBA, the Seattle Storm plays their games in Key Arena in Seattle and the Seahawk and Washington Huskies football teams pack the house as well.

And just imagine a city with 17 public parks sprinkled throughout the area. Bring your bike or a pair of good hiking shoes and trek the Interurban Trail. Hop in and take a drive through Downtown Lynnwood and all its green scenic beauty.   -jeb

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