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A+ Mountlake Terrace Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Mountlake Terrace Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Washington
Mountlake Terrace
13535% more expensive than the US average
11515% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mountlake Terrace cost of living
B Mountlake Terrace Crime Total crime is 22% lower than Washington
Total crime
2,7241% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 371% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Mountlake Terrace crime
C+ Mountlake Terrace Employment Household income is 6% higher than Washington
Median household income
$66,51220% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,1578% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%23% lower than the US average
Mountlake Terrace employment
C+ Mountlake Terrace Housing Home value is 2% higher than Washington
Median home value
$274,90049% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23330% higher than the US average
Home ownership
57%11% lower than the US average
Mountlake Terrace real estate or Mountlake Terrace rentals
B Mountlake Terrace Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
58%17% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Mountlake Terrace K-12 schools or Mountlake Terrace colleges

Living in Mountlake Terrace, WA

Mountlake Terrace is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. The city has a population of 20,747 people. With a population density of 5,091 people per square mile, Mountlake Terrace is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 72% of Mountlake Terrace residents are White, 12% Asian and 5% Black.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Mountlake Terrace could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Washington if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Mountlake Terrace and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics Mountlake Terrace has received a livability score of 75/100. This score is ranked in the 82nd percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on this score, Mountlake Terrace would be considered a very livable city! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Mountlake Terrace has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and education (B). Mountlake Terrace does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Mountlake Terrace on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Mountlake Terrace has a violent crime rate of 196 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Mountlake Terrace. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Mountlake Terrace are affordable. Median real estate prices in Mountlake Terrace come in at $274,900, which is 2.1% higher than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mountlake Terrace, the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 4.7% lower than the Washington average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Mountlake Terrace will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Mountlake Terrace, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 15.9%.

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Compare Mountlake Terrace, WA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Mountlake Terrace, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hawthorne Hills, Seattle818.61,721
Norkirk, Kirkland808.94,252
Highlands, Kirkland809.12,533
View Ridge, Seattle807.74,205
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Laurelhurst, Seattle809.54,159
Bridle Trails, Bellevue8012.110,425
Magnolia, Seattle7911.116,871
Tam O'shanter, Bellevue7915.22,676

Best Cities Near Mountlake Terrace, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Maple Valley, WA823225,093
Medina, WA8212.13,169
Clyde Hill, WA82123,197
Yarrow Point, WA81111,149
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mercer Island, WA8016.424,467
Woodway, WA804.11,367
Sammamish, WA8017.962,136
Redmond, WA7911.959,268

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The Dual Nature of Mountlake Terrace

I'm always liked the Mountlake Terrace area of the Greater Seattle Metro. It's close enough to Seattle for major events, but far enough north of town that it isn't exactly urban. The cost of living (as in most of the area) is pretty darn high, but the amenities and the schools are great. Mountlake Terrace is part of the Edmonds School District, which is a really good one, and graduation rates are high.

There's one of those Cinebarre movie theaters, adults only, where dinner and a show (with drinks, hence adults only) is a combination exercise. There used to be a CompUSA back when those were still around, and neighboring areas like Lake Forest Park and Edmonds have some cool local attractions.

There are only two major downsides to Mountlake Terrace; these are the cost of living, and the traffic. Mountlake Terrace proper shares a freeway exit with the Edmonds ferry dock, and that can complicate things when people want to get over to the Olympic Peninsula.
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