Anacortes is a vibrant city located on Fidalgo Island on the northwestern shore of Washington. To the west is the San Juan Islands in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and to the east are the Skagit County farmlands. Fidalgo island is accessible to Burlington, Mt. Vernon and LaConner via State Hwy 20 bridge over the Swinomish Channel. It is also accessible to Canada by 45 minutes and Seattle by 1.5 hours. Due to its proximity to the water, Anacortes offers many water sports such as recreational boating, kayaking, and whale watching and the natural forestry offers hiking, camping and rock climbing. The active lifestyle in Anacortes attracts young families and retirees alike.
As a community of more than 16,000 residents, Anacortes has a level III trauma hospital, School District that includes K-12 education a skills center and many public and private businesses that sustain the economy.