Situated between Lake Forest Park and Mountlake Terrace, about 15 miles north of Seattle, is the City of Brier. Designed as a residential community, Brier’s focus is on large home sites and the preservation of open spaces and natural landscape. Its wide, wooded, quiet streets (that still include several horse lots) help maintain a spacious, semi rural feel despite its urban locale. While the city has no core commercial zone, there are five shops and some home businesses. Local parks host annual community events including Sea Scare, featuring a parade, food, and other family fun each August. Brier Park, near city hall, has a horse arena and skate park.