Known for its secure neighborhoods, friendly residents, and easy access to both urban conveniences and outdoor adventures

Welcome to Stanwood

Where nature's tranquility meets community warmth.
In the heart of Snohomish County, Stanwood presents a delightful blend of small-town charm and natural beauty. This welcoming community is known for its secure neighborhoods, friendly residents, and easy access to both urban conveniences and outdoor adventures. With various housing options available, Stanwood caters to a diverse range of lifestyles and budgets, making it an attractive place for families, professionals, and retirees alike. The town's commitment to maintaining a high quality of life is evident in its excellent schools, well-maintained parks, and vibrant local economy.
Stanwood's strategic location offers the best of both worlds: the serenity of country living with the convenience of city amenities. Just a stone's throw away from shopping, dining, and entertainment options, residents enjoy a lifestyle that combines leisure and accessibility. The town's proximity to major highways and public transportation makes commuting a breeze, whether you're headed to the bustling city of Seattle or the scenic San Juan Islands. Stanwood is a community where you can truly feel at home, surrounded by the natural beauty of Washington State and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

What to Love

  • Community Spirit: A tight-knit, friendly community that values connection and inclusivity.
  • Outdoor Activities: Proximity to Pilchuck Tree Farm Trailhead and other natural attractions for endless outdoor adventures.
  • Educational Excellence: Access to great schools that offer a supportive and enriching learning environment.
  • Local Charm: A downtown area that combines historic character with modern conveniences.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Stanwood is characterized by a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a strong sense of community. Residents take pride in their town's natural surroundings, often spending weekends exploring local trails, kayaking along the nearby waterways, or participating in community events that bring neighbors together. The town's calendar is filled with festivals, farmers' markets, and cultural events that showcase Stanwood's local talent and community spirit. Dining out in Stanwood means enjoying fresh, locally sourced cuisine in various settings, from cozy cafes to elegant restaurants. It's a place where you can unwind, connect, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Dining and Shopping

Stanwood's dining scene reflects its community's love for fresh, wholesome food and cozy atmospheres. From farm-to-table bistros serving seasonal dishes to family-friendly eateries offering classic comfort food, there's something for every taste and occasion. The town's coffee shops and bakeries are local gathering spots, perfect for catching up with friends or enjoying a quiet morning.
Shopping in Stanwood is a delightful experience, with a range of boutique stores, antique shops, and local markets that offer unique finds and artisanal products. The downtown area is a hub for shoppers looking for everything from handmade jewelry and home decor to outdoor gear and gourmet foods. Stanwood's commitment to supporting local businesses is evident in its vibrant retail scene, which adds to its charm and appeal.

Things to Do

Stanwood is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Pilchuck Tree Farm Trailhead is just one of the many natural attractions that offer residents and visitors a chance to immerse themselves in Washington's stunning landscapes. Whether hiking, bird watching, or simply enjoying a picnic amidst the beauty of nature, Stanwood provides ample opportunities to connect with the outdoors.
For those interested in arts and culture, Stanwood offers a variety of venues and events that celebrate local talent and creativity. The town's galleries, theaters, and community centers host a wide range of artistic and cultural activities throughout the year, from art shows and music concerts to theater productions and workshops. It's a community that not only appreciates the arts but actively fosters creative expression.
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Overview for Stanwood, WA

8,912 people live in Stanwood, where the median age is 31.6 and the average individual income is $33,971.13. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

31.6 years

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Around Stanwood, WA

There's plenty to do around Stanwood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sasquatch Subs, Schuh Farms, and Cedarhome Espresso.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.01 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.01 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.35 miles 24 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 0.42 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.13 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Stanwood, WA

Stanwood has 3,138 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Stanwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,912 people call Stanwood home. The population density is 506.68 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

47.75 / 52.25%

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Schools in Stanwood, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Stanwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Stanwood Middle School
6th - 8th
Stanwood High School
9th - 12th
Twin City Elementary
K - 5th
Cedarhome Elementary School
K - 5th
Stanwood Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Lincoln Hill High School
9th - 12th
Port Susan Middle School
6th - 8th
K - 12th
6th - 8th
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