Skagit County: Skyline
Courtney Blackston and her family moved into the Skyline neighborhood a year and a half ago, and are happy to call it home. The Blackstons are a military family, and they fell in love with Anacortes for the school district, the downtown amenities, and the community feel.
They instantly felt welcomed by all the other military families in the neighborhood, and Blackston loves that they all watch out for each other — especially the little ones. Skyline is a place where the kids can be kids.
“It’s a safe environment and a safe community. I know all my neighbors,” she said.
Laid-back island life meets mainland convenience in Skyline, a quaint community. Spanning from the southern tip of the Anacortes Airport, along Anaco Beach Road and over to Washington Park, Skyline is one of Anacortes’ most desirable neighborhoods. You can’t go wrong anywhere on Fidalgo Island, but Skyline is a local favorite.
From 1970s ramblers to newer Craftsman homes, you’ll find a number of architectural styles in this neighborhood. Many homes feature sweeping views of the Skyline Marina out to Burroughs Bay, including Allen, Burroughs, and Whidbey Islands, and of course, the Olympic Mountains.
Skyline is a walking neighborhood with large sidewalks, and there’s 50 miles of trails — the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL Trails) — in the backyard. Kids can ride their bikes, ride horses, take the dogs, and explore to their hearts’ content. There’s even a handy trail map so they’ll always know the way home.
One of the highlights for the kiddos is a zipline park, just around the corner. If you head down the hill toward the water, you’ll run into Tugboat Park, with public access to water where the kids can swim and play on the beach. Talk about a kids’ paradise.
If you need something from the store, there’s no need to go into town because Old Salt’s has everything you need. They’ll even special order whatever it is you’re looking for if they don’t have it.
On the Market
5103 MacBath Drive, Anacortes $450,000 | MLS# 1099340
A three-bedroom home with sweeping views of Burrows Bay, the Islands, the marina, and the Olympics can be enjoyed on your own private deck. Featuring many updates including new flooring, new appliances, and two new bathrooms, any family would be lucky to call this home.
Number of Homes 1,134
Homes Curreyntly on Market 49
Median List Price $240,000
Schools Anacortes School District
Favorite Neighborhood Parks
Washington Park, Anacortes
A massive 220-acre city park that offers hiking, camping, a boat launch, picnic tables, and a scenic loop road. It’s also a fantastic place to observe marine life. Everything from porpoises to sea lions frolic in the harbor. Located at 6300 Sunset Avenue.
Hillcrest Park, Mount Vernon
This wooded park has a tennis court, climbing structures and a sheltered gazebo with a wood fire place in the middle. The park is surrounded by sky-high evergreen trees. Open fields are ideal for pick-up games soccer or football. 1717 South Street.
Little Mountain Park, Mount Vernon
With a hiking and biking trails, and spectacular views of Mount Vernon, this park is the premier hiking spot in the area. With picnic tables and viewpoints galore, it’s any outdoor enthusiasts dream. 2773 Little Mount Road.
Skagit River Park Playfields, Burlington
A beautiful park located right next to the Skagit River. The park gets its name from the multiuse athletic fields and baseball diamonds that are available to reserve. There is also a kid’s playground, and a trail for a pleasant walk. Located at 1100 South Skagit Street.