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New: Neighborhood Profile: Mill Creek

Posted on Mar 8, 2016

Imagine living in a planned community clustered around a golf course, interspersed with countless miles of hiking trails, and supported by a thriving commercial center. In Mill Creek, all of these characteristics come together to create a truly cozy community.

Part of Snohomish County, Mill Creek is located east of Lynnwood, north of Bothell, and just 20 miles away from downtown Seattle. Originally a planned community built around the Mill Creek Country Club and Golf Course, Mill Creek has grown into a tidy and prosperous community stocked to the brim with handsome real estate.

Mill Creek’s neighborhood plans make it particularly attractive to residents. Blessed with larger than average lot sizes, and plenty of green space and parks (including sports courts, ball fields, and nearly 25 miles of walking trails), Mill Creek’s neighborhoods are not just places to crash after a long day at work; instead, they’re carefully planned to be enjoyable living spaces that enrich the lives of both children and adults. Some of Mill Creek’s most popular parks include Cougar Park, Heron Park, Highlands Park, Mill Creek Sports Park, and Nickel Creek Park. Last but not least, there is, of course, the original golf course the community was planned around. Designed by Ted Robinson, Mill Creek’s golf course is member owned and designed to compliment the attractive Northwest landscape it occupies.

Both I-5 and Everett Highway connect Mill Creek to larger urban communities, such as Seattle. As such, the town has easily been able to build and sustain the thriving and award winning commercial center known as Mill Creek Town Center. Nestled amongst the town’s many walking trails, the Town Center was featured as 2013’s Best Lifestyle Center and Open-Air Mall in Washington State by the lifestyle and television show, Official Best Of. The center boasts a range of over 80 retail stores, boutiques, restaurants, and services. Popular destinations include gourmet pizza joint Boston’s, popular bakery Nothing Bundt Cakes, and the Mill Creek branch of University of Washington’s University Book Store. All in all, Mill Creek Town Center is a popular shopping destination with plenty of stores and community meeting spaces to transform each trip into an adventure.

Mill Creek is affiliated with the Everett School District and is home to several different schools serving students of all ages. Elementary schools include Mill Creek Elementary, Cedarwood Elementary, Penny Creek Elementary, and Woodside Elementary. Additionally, two middle schools, Heatherwood and Gateway, act as feeder schools to Henry M. Jackson High School.

All in all, Mill Creek’s proximity to highways and downtown Seattle, bustling local commercial center, good neighborhood plans, natural beauty, and strong sense of community make it a highly desirable place to live. In 2015, there were over 500 sales in Mill Creek, averaging about $401,736. The minimum sales price during 2015 was $145,000, while the maximum sales price was $1,064,500.

For assistance finding the perfect Mill Creek home, contact Katie Silver at Pickett Street:  (425) 502-5397 or

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