Seattle Residential: I Do That: Mt Vernon, Washington:Tulip Capitol of the Northwest

Mt Vernon, Washington:Tulip Capitol of the Northwest

Tulip towerI'm in Mt. Vernon, Washington today for the second part of a two day class working toward the NAR designation Senior Real Estate Specialist. The class is well taught. More on that another time. What's going on in Mt.Vernon is a little exciting too.

Each year April is designated Tulip Festival month.  The fields for miles around in this Skagit Valley will be nothing but waves of color. What a sight.

Today only the tulip chimney stands but this town is buzzing with preparation.






Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 14 commentsGlenn Roberts • February 11 2011 11:23AM


i was lucky enough to find myself here, accidentally, and it is so beautiful...if anyone is within driving distance, my advice is:  GO!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 10 years ago

Li - The tulip fields on the right day are truly amazing. What a lucky happenstance.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Glenn, years back on a trip to Australia, we vivited a town in the mountains around Melbourne and the whole town raised Tulips, there 100's of acres of them everywhere, I went crazy with teh camera

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) almost 10 years ago

Glenn - Good luck with class and the designation.  Enjoy the tulips!

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) almost 10 years ago

Gl himenn,

Where's the camera when you need one? I hope you go back and get some great pics for us.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Gerry - I can imagine.

Nevin - It',s ngoing well.

Rich - I took a picture but AR upload is denying me.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Glenn ~  So you're being doubly blessed -- new designation and great scenes to drink in; way to go.

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) almost 10 years ago

Tish - Pretty gray here today. Tulips in April. Class was excellent. I'm able to work with my own kind now.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Oh what a site it is Glenn, as far as the eye can see in some cases. WOW!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) almost 10 years ago

Paul - You've seen, you believe!

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Love the Skagit Valley during Tulip time... I missed it last year. One of my favorite drives up to Mt Vernon than over to Anacortes down Whidbey Island and the Ferry back to Mukilteo... I got a new Flip HD. I'm hoping to get some video riding a long the tulip fields this year.

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) almost 10 years ago

René - Walking in an area where different colors collide would be an awesome video pan. I expect to be there too.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

That is one long stem tulip. Anyone wearing wooden shoes at that class? How big a deal, time, money for the desgination Glenn? 

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 10 years ago

Andy - It was a two day 13 clock hour class and sponsored by NAR so probably available near you. Like all classes, the quality of the instructor is paramount, and we had a good one. I think the class was $169, and once the official designation arrives there will be a yearly fee. It's my first designation, so I don't know how those things work, yet.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago