From Wikipedia: Edmonds was established in 1876 by logger George Brackett, who bought the land claim of an earlier settler. It was incorporated as a city in 1890, shortly before the arrival of theGreat Northern Railway. Early residents of the city were employed by theshinglemills and logging companies that operated in the area until the 1950s. The hills surrounding Edmonds were developed into suburbanbedroom communitiesin the mid-to-late 20th century and subsequently annexed into the city. Edmonds is a regional hub for thearts, with museums, specialized facilities, and major annual festivals within the city’s downtown area.
Today Edmonds seems a quiet place. Restaurants, art houses and an old movie theater are filled with people, but not overfilled like so much of Seattle. There’s parking. Even a bookstore.