We call it "Heart of the Sound"
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. There is something magical about being on an island. The pace is slower, the people are friendlier, the attitudes are relaxed and our patchwork of pastoral and natural settings make it a refreshing Northwest getaway. Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes you.
With 45 miles of shoreline, Vashon-Maury Island boasts the majority of waterfront property in King County. The Island is approximately 13 miles long and eight miles at the widest point, with a year-round population of about 11,000. Whether you are looking for a quiet, romantic place to relax or activities for you and the entire family, Vashon has it all! Check out our "Events" page to see what is happening now. Through our "Business Directory" you can find interesting places to stay, quaint shops to visit, an eclectic mix of restaurants, local galleries, historical sites, musical concerts, places to hike, places to bike and places to enjoy outdoor activities. Could this be your heaven on earth?
Website, Blogs and More About Vashon
Here is a list of various websites, blogs, articles and Facebook pages that will give you more insight into the Heart of the Sound:
Vashonevents.org: The most up to date calendar of events taking place on Vashon. Sign up for their newsletter to learn about the newest events on Vashon.
Wikipedia: Because everyone goes to Wikipedia!
The Vashon Map: Really cool interactive map of Vashon.
Vashon-Maury Time Line: The History of Vashon, done in timeline format.
Old Man Vashon: Facebook Page about Vashon.
It Happened on Vashon: Vashon copy gal finds her way out of the thorns...into the roses. The views and anecdotes expressed are based on firsthand experience and may gross you out (or make you laugh).
Tall Clover Farm: A wonderful blog about life on a Vashon farm by a bulldog-loving, pie-eating, fruit tree-growing Islander named Tom.