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Anacortes

About Anacortes

16,083 in city
4,158,253 in metro
36 km² (14 mi²)
30 m
Anacortes was first settled in the 1860s and wanted to become the western terminus for the railroad. The town added over 2,000 people within 6 months as hotels, shops, businesses, and homes were constructed at a furious rate. When the railroad chose Tacoma, Anacortes went into a depression and hundreds moved away. It took ten years for the city to recover. The city officially incorporated in 1891. During the 1890s and through the 1950s lumber, fishing, and canning were the main industries. In the 1950s several oil refineries were built giving the town a new economic base and the town prospered. In the late 1980s high-tech business started calling Anacortes home and today the city is a magnet for retired persons as well as those looking for a small town atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Anacortes is also the terminus for the San Juan and Victoria, B.C. ferries for Washington State.

Metro Cities

Allyn, Anacortes, Anderson Island, Arlington, Ashford, Auburn, Bainbridge Island, Bangor, Baring, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Bow, Bremerton, Bucoda, Burien, Burley, Burlington, Burton, Camano, Camp Murray, Carbonado, Carnation, Cascade-Fairwood, Cathcart, Cedar Falls, Clearlake, Clyde Hill, Concrete, Conway, Cottage Lake, Coupeville, Des Moines, Dupont, East Olympia, East Renton Highlands, Edmonds, Elk Plain, Enumclaw, Everett, Fall City, Federal Way, Fife, Fircrest, Fox Island, Gig Harbor, Gold Bar, Graham, Granite Falls, Greenbank, Hamilton, Hansville, Hobart, Hunts Point, Index, Indianola, Inglewood - Finn Hill, Issaquah, Kapowsin, Kenmore, Kent, Keyport, Kingston, Kirkland, La Conner, La Grande, Lacey, Lake Forest Park, Lake Stevens, Lakebay, Lakeland, Lakewood, Langley, Lea Hill, Littlerock, Lochsloy, Longbranch, Longmire, Lyman, Lynnwood, Manchester, Maple Valley, Marblemount, Marysville, McKenna, Medina, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Milton, Monroe, Mount Vernon, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Newcastle, Normandy Park, North Bend, Oak Harbor, Olalla, Olympia, Orting, Pacific, Parkland, Port Gamble, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Puyallup, Quil Ceda Village, Rainier, Ravensdale, Redmond, Renton, Retsil, Rockport, Rollingbay, Roy, Ruston, Sammamish, Seabeck, SeaTac, Seattle, Sedro Woolley, Shelton, Shoreline, Silvana, Silver Firs, Silverdale, Skykomish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, South Colby, South Hill, South Prairie, Southworth, Spanaway, Stanwood, Startup, Steilacoom, Sultan, Summit, Sumner, Suquamish, Tacoma, Tenino, Tracyton, Tukwila, Tulalip, Tumwater, University Place, Vashon, Vaughn, Waller, Wauna, West Lake Stevens, White Center, Wilkeson, Woodinville, Woods Creek, Woodway, Yarrow Point, Yelm

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
4 All Buildings
3
existing
1
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Majestic Inn 72 ft 1890
2 Swinomish Casino & Lodge 65 ft 2008

Building types

No. Type
3 low-rise building
1 mast (framework)