About Mountlake Terrace

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Quick Facts
Population:     21,090
Households:     8,545
Median Age:       36.6
County:   Snohomish
Edmonds School District
Avg Residential Property Taxes: $2,461/year
Just 14 miles north of downtown Seattle along the I-5 corridor, this friendly community with big mountain views is known for convenient location, transportation connections, parks, trails, and first-class schools. Within its four square miles, the City boasts 355 acres of recreational attractions, including parks, play fields, year-round swimming, sports pavilion, and public open space. A beach and dock at Lake Ballinger allows fishing, quiet boating, and waterfront play.

A revitalizing Town Center with new mixed-use and wide sidewalks creates a traditional downtown feel. In Mountlake Terrace, you will find theaters, shops, restaurants, offices, clinics, a library, and a variety of housing options.

Community Transit, Sound Transit and Metro provide bus service from the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center and adjoining Freeway Station linking the city to the University of Washington, Seattle and Everett, and major employers including Amazon, Boeing and Premera. With so many local amenities and easy access to those in the surrounding area, Mountlake Terrace continues to increase in value and attraction in the Puget Sound region.

Our Civic Center hosts the Mountlake Terrace Library, a full service Police Department and Fire Station 19 that is staffed and operated under a contract with South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue.  Property is available for a future City Hall to return to the Civic Center and Interim City Hall is located on the 220th Street business corridor.