The most beautiful island in washington state. Everyone knows your name, your life story, and your mom. It's a town of atleast 50% retired folk. Many families have stuck around generation after generation. It isn't uncommon for your teacher to have taught your parents too. There's an abundance of churches, banks, and coffee places. Bowling and Quarter Mania is actually popular among the teens. Everyone drinks too much and smokes a little too much weed, but hey, so do thier families. There's one high school, and one middle school...and you have no privacy. Cruising the Berto500(the gut, commerc) is a pasttime of almost everyone from generation to generation. Somethings never change.
The people are happy, friendly, generous, caring, well off, and fairly intelligent.
We are an island connected with a bridge.
Anacortes is a town of 14000 individuals.
A very small town claiming to welcome everyone and be tolerant of other cultures. LOL right.
Anacortes has incredibly rampant drug problems (including THREE meth houses steps from the high school), a horrible police force, and their high school makes a prison more desirable to be at everyday (i think I would rather be raped by Bubba than listen to the principal try to mediate issues).
If you are gay, nonwhite, of a different religion than Christianity, or not an athlete, you WILL be ostracized. There's nothing but white kids who think they are from a big city. Anacortes, and its residents, try to either convert you to Christianity or to the Republican side. You WILL be bullied if you get good grades or are different within this town. Oh, and cheating by valedictorians is sanctioned so they can say they have academic role models....few and far between. Oh, and these valedictorians (class of 2010) plagiarized their speech (you thought no one would realize that, right?).
All in all, this religious town is a shithole with absolutely NO appreciation for diversity.