Edmonds is definitely within commuting time of Seattle. We have the sounder, a station in Edmonds to downtown, or Aurora Transit is close for the bus, or if driving, there are several routes to take depending on where you are going to. Typical commute to Northgate is 12- minutes, downtown Seattle 20-25 minutes of course depending on traffic and time. I live in Edmonds and help a lot of people who want better prices for housing, you get so much more house, yard and even parking. Plus Edmonds is Snohomish County, just over the King County line, so taxes are less as well. Edmonds has many wonderful shops, restaurants and it's a real "neighborhood". Voted the "Friendliest Town on Puget Sound".
If you would like a tour to get to know the area, I'd be happy to show you around and give you ideas of the different neighborhoods and all that Edmonds has to offer.