Mountlake Terrace, WA

Overview

Mountlake Terrace is a fairly small city of around 20,000 residents near the northern shore of Lake Washington. I-5 runs right through the middle of town, putting downtown Seattle less than thirty minutes away. Living in Mountlake Terrace puts you in a great position to explore the natural wonders of Washington State, particularly the sprawling Cascade Mountain nature preserves to the east. Ferry service across Puget Sound makes it easy to reach to Olympic Peninsula as well, allowing for weekend trips to Olympic National Park and the ocean. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation closer to home, whether that means spending an afternoon at Lake Ballinger or bringing your dog to the parkland around Lyon Creek. Houses and apartments in the northwest portion of the city have the most convenient access to the Premera offices.

2 Neighborhoods in Mountlake Terrace, WA

  • East Terrace

    A suburban residential neighborhood set on a series of rolling wooded hills that wind their way to Lake Washington in the east, East Terrace supplies residents with a laid-back lifestyle while providing easy access to the employment and entertainment centers of the north Puget Sound.

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  • North Terrace

    Fourteen miles north of Seattle and three miles south of Lynnwood, the North Terrace neighborhood in Mountlake Terrace provides residents with small-town charm, along with convenient access to the amenities of an urban location. North Terrace sits on the northern edge of the small town of Mountlake Terrace. Mountlake Terrace encompasses only four square miles, so North Terrace is not easily discernible as a separate neighborhood within the small city. Mountlake Terrace is close to Boeing's large Everett location, which provides significant employment opportunities. Mountlake Terrace is a relatively small, residential community, considering its close proximity to the city of Seattle; major employers in Mountlake Terrace include Premera Blue Cross and the neighboring Edmonds School District.

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