With a thriving downtown core-featuring boutique retail as well as various ethnic markets and restaurants that attract diners from across the region- Burien is recognized as one of Puget Sound’s hottest up and coming cities.
Burien is a waterfront community with six miles of Puget Sound shoreline and expansive mountain views. Residents take pride in their neighborhoods, actively preserving saltwater accesses and protecting the appearance of their streets and public spaces. Housing choices include ramblers, starter homes, elegant high end homes, condominiums, and apartments of all sizes, including senior apartments.
Burien’s convenient hub location provides great connections. Seattle is only 12 minutes north, Sea-Tac Airport is five minutes east, and in 30 minutes you can drive south to Tacoma or east to Bellevue. A centrally located transit center provides even further connections. This hub location means that jobs and entertainment are convenient, the parking problems are elsewhere, and residents have more time to enjoy their neighborhoods.
Community celebrations and award winning parks generate year round activity including live theater, summertime Farmers Markets and concerts, monthly Art Walks, and a large independence Day Parade. Several annual Festivals are held, among which the Strawberry & Arts Festival in June is a favorite. Drop by the crown jewel of Burien’s park system-Seahurts Park and beach trail-a place where preserving both the environment and public access has yielded breathtaking results.