Lake Stevens homes for sale are divided between homes on the lake and homes surrounding the lake The focal point in the Lake Stevens community is of course, the lake. The lake covers approximately 1,000 acres and is 146 feet deep at its deepest point. The shoreline of Lake Stevens measures 8 linear miles. Lake Stevens was first settled in 1886 but it wasn’t until 1960 the city incorporated. Travel time to the Everett Boeing plant and the U.S. Naval Station in Everett is approximately 20 minutes. The easy commute from Lake Stevens to major thoroughfares is a plus, but the views of the lake and Cascade Mountains are the main motivations moving to Lake Stevens.