Burien, Washington | Community Overview
Enjoy Outdoor Adventure Year-Round
Seattle is a lively and cosmopolitan city beautifully set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. The cultural diversity of our city offers downtown restaurants full of eager foodies, galleries full of art lovers welcoming emerging artists, and an outdoor-oriented culture that shines through the vast wilderness surrounding the city skyscrapers.
The Olympic Mountains and the Cascades Range both offer countless opportunities for outdoor activities, whether you’re interested in hardcore climbing, mountain biking, or varying level runs for skiers and snowboarders.
With access to over 3,000 miles of coastline and an amazing number of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, this place is ideal if you love water and all things you can do on it, in it and near it. Whether it’s boating, wildlife spotting, and whale watching in the San Juan Islands or white water rafting on the Wenatchee River.
A Community With A Deep Heritage
Burien is a 100-year-old waterfront community with six miles of Puget Sound shoreline and expansive mountain views. Residents take pride in their neighborhood, actively preserving their saltwater accesses and protecting the appearance of their streets and public spaces.
For more than 70 years, Burien has been noted for boutique retail, professional personal services, and a large number of ethnic restaurants that attract diners from near and far. Burien’s inviting downtown features a July 4th parade, Farmers Market, Art Walks, excellent local theater and seasonal festivals, which generate year-round activity excitement. Old Burien, the historic town center, is bustling with new development, including the soon-to-be-built Highline Heritage Museum, serving the 150,000 residents of the greater Highline area.
Enjoy The Conveniece of Burien's Hub Location
Residents and business people alike love the convenience of Burien’s hub location and great connections. You can drive north to Seattle in 12 minutes, east to Sea-Tac Airport in five minutes, and south to Tacoma or east to Bellevue in 30 minutes. The hub site means that jobs and entertainment are convenient, the parking problems are elsewhere, and a slower pace prevails in residential neighborhoods.