Just 14 miles north of downtown Seattle along the I-5 corridor, this friendly community with big mountain views is known for its 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. And the Nile Golf Course is open to the public.
The future will bring new mixed-use projects with wide sidewalks that will create a more traditional downtown feel. In Mountlake Terrace, you will find shops, restaurants, brew pubs, offices, clinics, a library, and a variety of housing options.
Community Transit, Sound Transit and King County 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. A new light rail line that connects Mountlake Terrace to Seattle is under construction. With easy access to I-5 and transit options, the city's appeal continues to grow.
Our Civic Campus hosts the Mountlake Terrace Library, City Hall and Police Department, along with Fire Station 19, which is staffed and operated by South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue.