Community

Welcome to Mountlake Terrace!
Named for our views of Mount Rainier and Lake Washington when the city incorporated in 1954, Mountlake Terrace offers our residents a convenient location, great transportation options, recreation, parks, trails, and first-class schools.

A Letter to the Community, June 2, 2020
In light of national events and protests in 2020, the City of Mountlake Terrace shared this letter to our community.

Mount Rainier and Lake Washington View_2019_By Dean Wallace Photo

Mountlake Terrace is a friendly and welcoming community with a diverse population of 21,980 residents. Explore our city and join a local group. Attend a volunteer event. Or find an activity to experience the richness our community offers!  Mountlake Terrace is halfway between the major employment centers of Seattle and Everett along the I-5 corridor. Just a short drive or bus ride to either city.

Our popular Recreation Pavilion offers indoor swimming and a lazy river. Our community encompasses nine neighborhood parks, three sports complexes, and 14 sports fields. Lakeview Trail connects the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center to the regional Interurban Trail. In between are all the amenities Ballinger Park/Lake Ballinger have to offer including a beach and dock, perfect for fishing, quiet boating and waterfront play. 

Not only are we just five miles from Puget Sound, Mountlake Terrace is within 100 miles of six national parks, forests and mountains. 

Everyone is welcome in Mountlake Terrace. Please attend a meeting or event, and get to know your neighbors and our community!

Family at city event
Mom and sons at city event