Monte Cristo Awards – Celebrated 25 Years in 2019
Due to COVID-19, lack of city funding, and not enough volunteers, there has been a pause to this wonderful program.
Created in 1994 by a committee of residents working with the Office of Neighborhoods, the Monte Cristo Awards recognize neighbors who help make Everett special by taking pride in their property. The awards inspire other neighbors to improve their homes and landscapes. Business owners are recognized for the visual street appeal of their business locations. The Council of Neighborhoods chooses award winners from properties that have been nominated by the community.
There are 4 award categories:
- Pride of the Neighborhood – Homes and yards that consistently look their best deserve this award.
- Rejuvenation and Transformation – These are residential properties that have changed for the better, transformed by the owners to be a visual asset.
- Green Gardening – This award is given to homeowners who have implemented natural or green gardening practices.
- Neighborhood Friendly Business – This award is given to businesses that rate high in overall visual quality from the street view.
Read more about the awards on the City’s website: Monte Cristo Awards
Pay attention to your favorite Northwest Neighborhood (or anywhere in the city) homes or businesses!
As flowers blossom, trees leaf out, and landscapes look so lovely, look for those homes and properties that show pride of ownership, are attractive, and tidy. Look for street appeal and eye catching plants and landscapes, colorful flowers, well maintained houses, and that little something extra that makes that home’s appearance “pop”!
Pick out the best of the best, and send in a nomination or two or three.
Here’s the Herald story with the 2018 winners including the following addresses in Northwest Neighborhood.