Skagit County: Eaglemont
When Denise Hewitt and her husband moved to Eaglemont about 20 years ago there were hardly any other homes. Now, it’s become an established neighborhood.
“It’s a great community,” she said. “It started out being mostly retired people and then as the years went by, lots of families [came].”
There’s plenty to do in Eaglemont to keep a family occupied. The Eaglemont Golf Course serves as a neighborhood hub, featuring an 18-hole course, the Fireweed Terrace Restaurant and Lounge and a clubhouse that includes a fitness center and other facilities.
Hewitt lives with her own family, her husband Dan, their two kids, Dane and Darbie and Darbie’s 2-year-old daughter, Aliyah.
Hewitt said she’s grateful to have a home large enough to accommodate their children and their friends while they were growing up.
“Part of the problem about living in a big house is that your kids don’t move away,” she added with a laugh.
But having a home bustling with children isn’t all Hewitt likes about living in Eaglemont. In fact, she said the quiet, peaceful atmosphere is something she greatly appreciates. Hewitt is fond of spending nights in the hot tub, with only the occasional train or plane to disturb the silence.
Despite being quiet, Eaglemont isn’t secluded. With its location along the eastern border of Mount Vernon’s city limits, residents have easy access to all the amenities of a city. Access to I-5 also makes travel to the rest of Skagit County convenient and schools are only minutes away.
While Hewitt wishes her home cleaned itself and that the Washington weather could be a little less wet, she’s also fond of the Eaglemont neighborhood.
“It’s a great area to live in,” she said.
On the Market
1416 Alpine View Place, Mount Vernon | MLS# 1087943
This 2,317 square foot home overlooks the 14th fairway of the Eaglemont Golf Course. Along with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this home features a large deck, custom upgrades, a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, all for $479,000.
Number of Homes: 195
Average Days on Market: 30
Median List Price: $427,000
Schools: Big Lake Elementary, Mount Baker Middle School
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