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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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Mountlake Terrace is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 20,922. 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 above average.
About Mountlake Terrace...
Population
20,922

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$311,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,334
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
    112.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    593.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,532.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    401.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    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
$69,727
National
$55,322
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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.
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Its very small area, but close to everything you could possible need. The WinCo is about 7 minutes away, the Alderwood mall is about 10min and downtown is about 20 minutes on a good day. They have a transit station fairly close too which is really nice!
The city of Mountlake Terrace can be considered small. There are a lot of small shops and few big shops. Overall, its a small, quiet little town. Most of the shops and businesses are withing walking or biking distance of your house. There's a grocery store, a fire station/police station, a library, a couple small parks and a frisbee golf course, a gymnastics facility, an elementary school which is right next to the recreation center that has a public swimming pool, exercise gym, racket ball courts, an after-school program/playground, and a leash-free wooded dog park. It's a great family friendly area! I love living in this town!