Mayor's Message

Welcome to Arlington!

Welcome to Arlington!
On behalf of the Arlington City Council, I am glad you are taking the time to visit our website and learn more about the Arlington community. The City of Arlington has a proud heritage that is cherished and remembered by all, and a future that is forever in the making. Arlington is no longer a small town but rather a bustling center of commerce for North Snohomish County.

Full-Service City and Community
Arlington truly is a full-service city and community. The City provides water and wastewater services, public safety services through our own Police Department and boasts our own general aviation airport and municipal cemetery. In addition, Arlington is the home of Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics, which provide excellent medical care close to home.

Arlington has seen astounding growth, both in its residential and commercial and industrial centers, in the last 15 years. In fact, our population has grown by more than 450% since 1990, and we are home to over 800 businesses. Arlington has several unique districts that, when put together, make Arlington truly one of a kind. In West Arlington, Smokey Point and Island Crossing are two of the main gateways into Arlington. Smokey Point is developing into a significant commercial center with several anchor tenants, including Walmart, Amazon, Safeway, and Lowe’s. Island Crossing is also slowly developing as a commercial center and the entryway to the Stillaguamish Valley.

Arlington Municipal Airport
Our bustling industrial core is anchored by the Arlington Municipal Airport. The airport is home to over 171 businesses. In the future, the City of Arlington will be developing over 89 acres of vacant airport land west of the airport. This development is slated for Commercial, Light Industrial, and Business Park ventures.

Other Districts
Other districts include the Jensen Farm area, which is a combination of light industrial, manufacturing, offices, and commercial businesses, and the Medical District. The Medical District is anchored by Cascade Valley Hospital and several doctors and clinics. Cascade Valley Hospital recently completed an $18 million expansion with state-of-the art imaging equipment.

Historic Downtown
Our historic downtown features over 150 merchants, boutiques, and restaurants. We encourage residents and visitors alike to support local businesses by shopping, eating, and enjoying our local farmers market, which is located at Legion Park. 

Education in Arlington is a top priority, and the City works hand in hand with our local school districts to reinforce the excellent opportunities offered by the Arlington and Lakewood School Districts. The City of Arlington is proud of the hundreds of acres of parkland and miles of trails that are available for exploring, playing organized sports, and enjoying the outdoor surroundings.

I hope you will find enjoyment by visiting with our residents and local merchants and find that Arlington is a wonderful place to do business, and raise a family, I hope you enjoy your visit to Arlington. We welcome you all with open arms and hope you will consider Arlington future.