Vashon Island

 Nestled in the "Heart of the Sound" with views of water or mountains at every corner, Vashon-Maury is truly an Island. It can only be reached by a breathtakingly beautiful ferry ride. Vashon has no bridge connecting it to the mainland. In the island’s main town, shopkeepers greet their patrons by name, and the only traffic jams are found on the sidewalk where townsfolk stop to chat unhurriedly with their friends, neighbors, and even complete strangers. Only 22 minutes from downtown Seattle and with a land mass the size of Manhattan, the hilly, woodsy island has a population of just 10,000. The hub of activity, I soon learned, is the main town, which is in the northern third of the island and is also called Vashon. If you want to experience that artistic quality firsthand, you can base yourself near Vashon where you’ll find the Artist’s Studio Loft. If you’re looking for a rural getaway, there are a number of B&Bs that offer solitude and spectacular views (weather permitting). It’s also home to the Burton Coffee Stand, perhaps the best place for an outsider to experience the island’s spirit.




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There is an abundance of things to do in the area, each place being unique. Whether you are new to the area or just looking for something new to do, we have compiled a list of resources, to give you a taste for the area. Click on the Blue Links below to learn more!


Vashon Island School District 
(1 Elementary, 1 Middle School, 1 High School) 

King County 
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue 
Vashon Sheriff 
Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce 
Vashon-Maury Island Community Plan 

Biking on Vashon 
Diving Vashon
Fishing Vashon 
King County Library System Vashon
Lavender Festival
Maury Island
Point Robinson Park
Vashon Events
Vashon Farmers Market 
Vashon Heritage Museum 
Vashon History 
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival 
Vashon Island Winery 
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Vashon-Maury Island Environment 
Washington State Ferry Schedule 

Employers in the Area 
King County 
Pacific Research Laboratories 
State of Washington
Vashon Island Jobs 
Vashon Island School District