Mountlake Terrace is a full service city where reasonable housing prices and low property taxes make it one of the most affordable places to live in the Seattle metropolitan region. Here, fall evergreen trees line many of the streets and give the feeling of living in the heart of a beautiful park. Scenic views of Lake Ballinger, as well as mountain ranges to the east and west add to the appeal.
Mountlake Terrace’s accessibility is also appealing. I-5 runs through the middle of the city, offering easy access to all that the region has to offer. Three transit lines serve Mountlake Terrace, providing fast and easy commutes to Seattle and other neighboring cities, as well as the University of Washington. Four hospital systems are found within a 10 mile radius.
Mountlake Terrace City leadership is focused and engaged. It isn’t uncommon to see them out getting to know residents. Safety is a priority here and residents are served by an excellent and diligent police force.
Family is also a priority, which is why Mountlake Terrace devotes over 260 acres to recreation, including its popular aquatic center, nine neighborhood parks, three sports complexes, and 14 sports fields. The city also mountains miles of trails (with plans to connect to the popular regional Interurban Trail). Every summer, the city hosts Tour de Terrace, a Seafair festival that attracts thousands of people from all over the region.
Mountlake Terrace’s revitalized downtown features fun nightspots and restaurants that offer a range of dining options. Visit Double DD Meats, Diamond Knot Brewpub, and Cinebarre (where you can enjoy first run films, drinks and dining at the same time).