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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Mountlake Terrace is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 21,106. Mountlake Terrace is in Snohomish County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Mountlake Terrace offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Mountlake Terrace there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mountlake Terrace and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Mountlake Terrace are highly rated.
About Mountlake Terrace...
Population
21,106

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$352,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,402
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Mountlake Terrace Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    83.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    60.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    425.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,438.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    291.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Mountlake Terrace

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,765
National
$55,322
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Mountlake Terrace, Washington is a small suburb north of Seattle. I have lived in this area my whole life. In general, there's not much to do because it's quite small. There's the recreation center, a few schools, and the annual Tour De Terrace Parade. The parade showcases the Police motorcycle group, local businesses, the Nile Shriners, sports cars, and many more. The parade is the last Friday in July and is what every local looks forward to. Chairs are lined upon the street days before and the carnival takes place all weekend long. The carnival may be small, but it's so much fun and there's something for everyone. The city of Mountlake Terrace, but it's filled with charm.
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I've pretty much lived in Mountlake Terrace my whole life. It's a nice place, with good weather, and has snow in the winter and hot days during the summer. Sometimes it can snow a little too much, but only lasts a few days if that happens. The schools here are diverse, and great places for children to attend. All of the ones I attended had welcoming and positive atmospheres, and good education.
It's primarily a white-dominated part of Seattle area, with some minority. THe restaurants aren't very good compared to Seattle, and not a lot of extra curricular things to do. There are many parks, one of which has a disc-golf course, close to two shopping malls, and relatively clean to live in.