Snohomish County: Opportunity Lives Here

Mountlake Terrace Main Photo

mount lake terrace waMountlake Terrace’s location provides easy access to many regional attractions as well as local employment centers.

Three transit lines serve Mountlake Terrace providing faster and easier commutes to Seattle and other neighboring cities, as well as the University of Washington, Washington State University and Edmonds Community College. As the southern gateway to Snohomish County, the fastest growing county in Washington State, Mountlake Terrace will be the first northbound light rail stop in Snohomish County.

The city is in the process of implementing a Town Center Plan intended to invigorate and revitalize the city center and encourage development. In 2009, the plan won the Governor’s Smart Community Award for Livable and Vibrant Communities. The city is investing in new infrastructure such as roads, park improvements, utilities, new and widened sidewalks, bike lanes, street trees, new City Hall and Police Station addition to ensure that it is well-positioned to facilitate investment and accommodate redevelopment and revitalization opportunities within the Town Center and near the future light rail station. Encouraging economic development, while at the same time enhancing the city’s quality of life and concern for the environment, Mountlake Terrace has adopted a Sustainability Strategy, Economic Vitality Strategy and Transit Service Strategy.

Community well-being and public safety are also priorities; residents are served by an excellent recreational system, four hospital systems within a 10-mile radius and an outstanding and diligent Police Department.

Mountlake Terrace’s 260+ acres of parks and playfields offer a variety of recreational opportunities including its popular Recreation Pavilion, nine neighborhood parks, three sports complexes, and 14 sports fields. The city maintains miles of trails, including Lakeview Trail which connects the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center to the regional Interurban Trail. The city also hosts Tour de Terrace, a Seafair summer festival that attracts thousands of people from all over the region, and Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show held each fall.

Mountlake Terrace offers Class A office space with below market lease rates, no B&O tax, competitive real estate development fees and economic incentives for land developers, and additional economic and investment benefits.

Distance From

  • Work:
    • Everett:15.6 Miles
    • Bellevue: 21.6 Miles
    • Redmond: 18.7 Miles
    • Seattle: 13.8 Miles
  • Skiing: 68 Miles
  • Boating: 5 Miles

K-12 School District

Edmonds School District

Major Employers

  • Premera/Blue Cross
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Edmonds School District
  • City of Mountlake Terrace

Mountlake Terrace

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Population

Total Population

21,518

Population
Growth Rate

0.69%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

66.800

Housing & Income

Households

8,890

Total Housing Units

9,264


Owner Occupied

5,602

Renter Occupied

3,289

Vacant

374

Median Home Value

$441,247


Average Home Value

$478,723

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.73%


Per Capita Income

2.38%

Income Projection

Median Household

$79,536 $85,280


Average Household

$95,592 $107,031


Per Capita

$39,400 $44,307

Workforce

Total Businesses

522

Total Employed

5,795

Workers 16+

11,407

2021 Finance/Insurance Businesses

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Businesses

33

Employed

1,691

2021 Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other

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Businesses

17

Employed

1,602

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

54

Employed

550

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

53

Employed

545

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

16

Employed

482

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

33

Employed

402

Some
High School

490

Graduated
High School

2,440

Associates
Degree

1,876

Bachelor's
Degree

3,968

Graduate
Degree

1,928

Average Commute Time

32 min.



Resident Commuters

4,705

Non-Resident Commuters

6,697

Drive Alone

7,799

Carpooled

1,310

Public

1,499

Work At Home

573