Treasured by locals for its wonderful sense of community and its convenient location, Mountlake Terrace is a top choice for those looking to be part of an affordable, growing city! Located just north of Seattle along Interstate-5, this accessible community is brimming with a wide variety of amenities, from recreation and outdoor activities to great restaurants and entertainment options.
Mountlake Terrace offers its residents opportunities all year long to celebrate their community and meet their neighbors! Events like the Tour de Terrace, parades, carnivals, the tree lighting, and more welcome everyone to participate. Known for being a family (and dog!) friendly city, Mountlake Terrace offers a wide range of choice when it comes to getting out and about. Parks (like the Mountlake Terrace Off-Leash Dog Park), restaurants, shopping plazas, and community centers await exploration!
For those interested in moving to Mountlake Terrace, you can expect to find a variety of ramblers, split-levels and tri-levels, condominiums, and townhomes to choose from. The growing city is also beginning to see some new construction, offering even more opportunity for homebuyers looking for affordable real estate options!
The Mountlake Terrace Off-Leash Dog Park, Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavillion, Terrace Creek Park "Candy Cane Park," and Veterans Memorial Park are just a few of the many scenic outdoor retreats in Mountlake Terrace.
Boasting a 100+ acre expanse, Lake Ballinger Park offers year-round fishing, beach access, picnic tables, trails, gorgeous scenery, and protected wetland areas. The boat launch can get crowded during the summer months, but the walking/running trails are not nearly as busy as some others in the area. Locals describe the park as lovely and peaceful.
Cedar Plaza (featuring Ace Hardware, QFC, Bartells, Starbucks, a pet store, a dry cleaners, and more) is one of REALTOR® Brian Hayter's favorite places to shop in Mountlake Terrace. Las Espuelas Mexican Restaurant is also one of his favorite restaurants in the area, in addition to Time Out Greek, Red Onion Burger, Voulas Good Eats, Ringers Sports Bar, and Gabriels Fire. Other locals recommend Big E’s Ale House, Diamond Knot, and Amorn Thai cuisine.
The Cinebarre Mountlake 8 Movie Theater in Mountlake Terrace offers residents with a convenient entertainment option right in their own neighborhood. Cinebarre is a 21+ theater, offering meals, beer and wine. They show first-run films as well as indie shorts by local filmmakers.
"There is a great transit center used by tons of commuters on 236th St SW that provides easy access to Seattle. Light Rail is eventually going to be coming to Mountlake Terrace as well," shares REALTOR® Brian Hayter.
The Mountlake Terrace Transit Center includes capacity for 1,000 cars and is served by Bus 511, Bus 512, and Bus 513. Mountlake Terrace will also open a light rail station in 2023.
If you're searching for a home in Mountlake Terrace, REALTOR® Brian Hayter shares that you can expect to find "Lots of ramblers (many cinder block), split levels/tri levels, condos/townhomes. We're also starting to see a fair amount of new construction. There are lots of options!"