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Updated on December 31, 2014
Sunset on Puget Sound
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The Everett-Seattle Metropolitan Market Area

Seattle Hill-Silver Firs is an unincorporated community in Southwestern Snohomish County, Washington. The entire county is a beautiful landscape filled with forests, rivers, and plains.

The village of Seattle Hill-Silver Firs sits northeast of Mill Creek and a little southeast of the major City of Everett. This area is about 16 miles north of Seattle and just east of Puget Sound.

BusinessWeek recognized the village in early 2010 as the fastest growing community in Washington, while in 2009, US News & World Report and graded it equal in most categories with their Best Places to Live in America, with a slightly above average cost of living (but no city income tax) and a comparatively low crime rate. With a population of over 46,000 people, almost 74% of them are under age 50, according to Sperling's Best Places.

Approximately 41,000 job openings were listed within 25 miles of Seattle Hills-Silver Firs in February 2010, with an enormous increase to 116,000 job openings in November 2013. Future job growth was predicted at 24.50% overall from 2010 - 2020 and was surpassed in 2013..By January 2015, 8-,000 job listings were still available.

The largest numbers of job openings are found in the nearby larger cities of Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue, Everett, and Bothell in Washington.

Seattle Hill-Silver Firs

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Life in Snohomish County

Snohomish County and Seattle Hill-Silver Firs offer residents many outdoor sports and recreational activities that include motorboating, sailing, golf courses, fitness programs, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking and bike trails, birding, and others. Sporting events are avaiable for attendance for local high school and community sports as well as spectator team sports in the larger cities.

In 2010, many people from this area of Washington traveled to Vancouver BC to view the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the cultural installations of the four First Nations that co-hosted the games. Easy access to the Candian border is not far away by auto, bus, train, jet, and ferry..

Seattle Hill-Silver Firs is a sopcially conscious commnuity, active in a number of charities and community service projects contributions. In is also a family community that provides an array of concerts, arts fairs, films, museums, winteries, and historical places.

The "Tulalip Tribes of Washington" is a federally recognized US tribe that includes the Duwamish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Suiattle, Samish, and Stillaguamish nations.
The "Tulalip Tribes of Washington" is a federally recognized US tribe that includes the Duwamish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Suiattle, Samish, and Stillaguamish nations. | Source

Sarvey Wildlife Center

This growing refuge for all sorts of wildlife is in Arlington WA not far from Seattle Hill-Silver Firs.

Miracles happen daily in this refuge and you may like to read about one of their double miracles: Jeff Guidry - The Circle of Healing

See more stories and view the gallery at Sarvey Wildlife Center.

Top High Demand Employers

  1. Amazon
  2. Microsoft
  3. University of Washington
  4. Oracle
  5. Barton Associates
  6. Virginia Mason Medical Center
  7. Providence Health
  8. Swedish Health Services
  9. Starbucks
  10. Nordstrom
  11. Inside Amazon
  12. Deloitte
  13. Expedia
  14. Kforce Technology
  15. Chinasoft International

Highest Demand Jobs

  1. Software Development Engineers
  2. Software Development Managers
  3. Technical Program Managers
  4. Senior Software Development Engineers
  5. Nurses and Nurse Managers
  6. Web Developers
  7. Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists
  8. Project Managers
  9. Automotive Technicians
  10. Salespeople
  11. Research Scientists
  12. Medical Assistants

Largest Employers Near Seattle Hill-Silver Firs

  1. Microsoft - Redmond
  2. University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle
  3. Seattle Main Clinic - Virginia Mason Medical Center (one of the tiop job listers above)
  4. South Seattle Community College
  5. Harborview Medical Center
  6. Genie Industries
  7. Veteran's Administration Healthcare - Seattle
  8. Snohomosh County Council - Everett
  9. Liberty Mutual Surety
  10. Evergreen Hospital - Kirkland

Colleges, Universities and Job Training

Universities and Career Colleges within 20 miles of Seattle Hill-Silver Firs

  1. Edmonds Community College
  2. Everett Community College
  3. Lake Washington Technical College
  4. Seattle Community College-North Campus
  5. City University in Bellevue WA
  6. Bellevue Community College
  7. Seattle University

Along Interstate I-5

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Transportation Infrastructure

Seattle Hill-Silver Firs is approximately 2 miles east of highway I-5 that runs from the Canadian border with Washington on the north south to Seattle and on to Tacoma and finally, Mexico at San Ysidro. Most residents in the village drive alone or carpool to work.

Seattle Bus System:

Route 412 travels between Downtown Seattle and Silver Firs several times daily on Mondays through Fridays and takes a little longer than an hour.

Nearby airports include:

  • Harvey Field in Snohomish WA
  • Cannon International - Everett WA
  • Pain Field - Everertt WA
  • Boeing Field/King County International Airport - a major airport 25 miles away


Seattle To Silver Firs

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Snohomish Nation

The Snohomish Native Americans were one of the first of the First Nations and "American Indians" that I was honored to study in anthropology and culture courses as a younger adult. One of their national or tribal legends is called Pushing Up the Sky and is much like the Biblical Tower of Babel story. Briefly summarized:

The Creator formed the world in the East and worked to the West, presenting a new language to each new group of people He made. He liked Puget Sound so much, He stopped there. He scattered the many remaining languages around the water and up into the northern lands.

The peoples could not communicate, but no one liked the way the Creator had made the world -- with a sky so low that tall people bumped into it. But, some people did the forbidden and climbed in trees, learned other words and visited the Sky World.

The wise men from all tribes met and decided that all people, animals, and birds would push the sky higher together. The signal was devised that everyone would understand – a call of “Ya-hoh”, meaning “Lift together” and which the Snohmosh still call out today in working together.

The people, animals, and birds all made fir-tree poles and gathered them up against the sky to push. The signal was given many times and each time, the sky was raised a little until it is where it is today.

Some unfortunate Hunters chased Elks that jumped into the Sky World, and there they remained. Today they are stars -- The Three Hunters make the handle of the Big Dipper and the middle hunter has his dog, a tiny star. The Four Elks form the bowl of the dipper. Other people were also caught in the Sky World during the pushing up and make other patterns in our night sky.

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    • Michael Shane profile image

      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      I have always wanted to visit Seattle...Great Hub & Info....


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      Ray Van Hoff 7 years ago from Michigan U.S.A.

      Patty Inglish, MS:

      Wow! Great hub. I especially liked the Native American story. thanx :)


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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks for all the comments!

      Hello hello - I love the Pacfic Northwest and miss it very much.

      travel - Thanks for another version of the story; the Philipine culture and history are interesting to me.

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      The Philippine version of this story is "Why The Sky is High". The legend stated that people used to put their belongings (combs, necklaces, etc.) in the very low sky (I don't remember any birds flying.). They find it difficult to pound the rice seeds because it always touched the sky. So, the God got angry as He heard the constant complaning of the people. The sky got higher and higher everyday until it becomes as it is today. The comb became the moon and the necklaces, the stars. Really, it's good to try wsrking abroad, especially in the USA. The salary is high unlike here in the Philippines. Thanks for this hub, Patty Inglish.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      That was lovely and thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed reading this.