Mukilteo: Not just a city on a map | Mukilteo Festival

Sep 03, 2014
Photo by: Sara Bruestle Mukilteo seventh grader Lara Wahid is the winner of the 2014 Mayor for a Day essay contest.

Lara Wahid, a seventh grader at Harbour Pointe Middle School, is the winner of Beacon Publishing's fifth annual Mayor for a Day essay contest. Read her contest-winning essay here. -Ed.

Have you ever wondered why you like the city you live in? Well, I have! As you keep reading my opinion in this essay about Mukilteo, you'll see why I love this city!

Welcome to the city of Mukilteo. It is not just a plain, old city on a map – there are so many fascinating things to do, starting with the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour. It is the No. 1 tourist attraction in the city of Mukilteo, where you could see the manufacturing process of airplanes. If you're lucky, you may be able to see people working on the planes.

Another amazing place to visit with family and friends is the Mukilteo lighthouse. The lighthouse has many historical facts about early Mukilteo. “A lovely piece of history!"

These are only some of the fun things to do around Mukilteo!

Mukilteo is located about 23 miles to the north of Seattle. The population is about 20,000 people. Mukilteo, originally known as Point Elliott, was inhabited by Native Americans.

Mukilteo was incorporated on May 8, 1947. The present-day name, “Mukilteo,” was derived from an Indian term meaning "good camping ground."

“What a beautiful view, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson!” Mukilteo has some of the most adoring natural views you’ll ever see. On a clear, sunny day you can see Mt. Rainier (only if you look in the right direction). Also, if you didn't know, Mt. Rainier has the highest elevation in the state of Washington!

In the fall, you can see the trees turn a beautiful red rose color, some an orange pumpkin color, and others a chocolate cake brownish color. There are so many beautiful things to see in Mukilteo – the one thing that you will always see is the evergreen trees. Fall to winter, to spring to summer, anytime!

The beach! The Mukilteo beach is a unique, rocky beach perfect for anyone and everyone. There’s a park for kids and there's also a ferry ride from the Mukilteo beach to Whidbey Island. Best of all, at night you can have a campfire and roast s’mores.

Also, the beach has the Mukilteo lighthouse right next to it. The Mukilteo beach it the perfect place to hangout and get some fresh air.

In conclusion, these are the reasons why I love the city of Mukilteo!

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