Everett, with an estimated population of 92,000 residents, is the county seat and largest city in Snohomish County, Washington. Located 25 miles north of Seattle it is the 6th largest in the state and fourth-largest in the Puget Sound area. The city is home to the second-largest marina on the west coast of the United States and is home to Boeing's assembly plant for the 747, 767, 787, and 777. This plant is located in the largest building in the world by volume at 116.5 million cubic feet. Everett is the site of a U.S. Navy Homeport, Naval Station Everett, and in 1997 became home port to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
The city is home to several institutions of higher education to include Western Washington University Everett Center, Everett Community Collect, City University, Ashmead College, Bryman College, and ITT Technical Institute. Among the beautiful countryside and forested areas the city is home to 40 parks with over 470 acres of land that provides residents with swimming, miles of hiking and biking trails, fishing, and camping. These areas include Walther E. Hall Park, the largest with 137 acres, Langus Riverfront Park, Forest Park, Howarth Park and Thornton A Sullivan Park. Other outdoor attractions in the general vicinity are the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, Conifer Garden, Small Urban Tree Walk, and the Dahlia Gardens.
Residents also support the performing and visual arts at the Everett Events Center with presentations by the Everett Symphony and theater productions at the Performing Arts Center and Village Theatre. Other attractions include the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Factory Tour, Waterfront and Marina, and the Farmer's market.