Downtown Everett is a 50 square block area of older retail buildings, a sports (hockey) arena, hotels, city and county government buildings and a few apartment buildings. It is somewhat hilly, but is easily walkable. Today, you can usually find a FREE parking space within a block of where you are going. There are many fine restaurants, the outstanding Village Theatre for musical performances, the Historic Everett Theatre, and numerous small shops and galleries. You will NOT find any big box stores or major retailers here. Go to the Everett Mall, about 5 miles to the south, or any of the many other area shopping malls for major shopping.