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Mill Creek

Mill Creek is a growing suburban area that combines the charm of a close knit community with the conveniences of modern living.

Overview for Mill Creek, WA

20,665 people live in Mill Creek, where the median age is 39.6 and the average individual income is $57,349. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.6 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to Mill Creek

A Picturesque Community with a Rich Lifestyle

Mill Creek, an affluent suburb located about 20 miles north of Seattle, is a beautifully planned community known for its lush golf course, trails and country club. With its array of parks, nature and a host of events and festivals, Mill Creek is a growing suburban area that combines the charm of a close knit community with the conveniences of modern living. This city, with its quaint small town feel, has been recognized as one of the best places to live in Washington State, offering residents a high quality of life and convenient access to freeways.

Despite its desirability and competitive real estate market, Mill Creek continues to attract buyers with its blend of scenic beauty, community vibe, and ample amenities. Its well planned neighborhoods and ongoing development make it a sought after location for those seeking a blend of suburban tranquility and urban accessibility.

What to Love

  • A charming community centered around a picturesque golf course and country club
  • A quaint, close knit community atmosphere
  • Abundant parks and trails for outdoor enthusiasts
  • Easy access to freeways and nearby amenities
  • Regular community events and festivals enhancing the local culture

Local Lifestyle

Mill Creek's lifestyle is characterized by its serene environment and community focused living. The city's well planned layout offers a unique living experience, harmonizing nature with modern amenities. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including walking along the nature reserve and trail systems, making it an ideal place for families and outdoor enthusiasts. The community’s small town feel is complemented by regular events like the Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair, bringing residents together in celebration and community spirit.

Dining and Entertainment

For dining, Mill Creek boasts a variety of restaurants that cater to diverse tastes. From the cozy ambiance of Rusty Pelican Café and the Lodge Sports Grille, the city's culinary scene is both vibrant and varied. Emory’s on Silver Lake provides a fine dining experience with stunning views, while Blazing Onion and Saw Mill Café offer more casual, family oriented atmospheres.

The Mill Creek Town Center is not just a shopping destination; it's the heart of the city's social life, hosting events like the Summer Concert Series. With over 85 stores, including boutiques and dining options, the town center is a bustling hub where residents can shop, dine, and relax. Nearby, the Alderwood Mall offers an even broader selection of retail, entertainment, and dining options, making it a regional draw for shopping enthusiasts.

Things to Do

For nature enthusiasts, Mill Creek is a paradise. The city is home to several beautifully maintained parks and trails, providing ample space for outdoor activities. The Mill Creek Nature Reserve & Trail System is a highlight, offering miles of walking and biking trails amidst lush greenery and tranquil settings. Buffalo Park, Cougar Park, and Heron Park are perfect for family picnics, casual strolls, or simply enjoying the beauty of nature.

For sports lovers, the Mill Creek Sports Park provides facilities for various athletic activities, including baseball, soccer, and skateboarding. It’s a popular spot for both organized sports and casual recreation. Additionally, the North Creek Trail offers a scenic route for jogging and cycling enthusiasts, connecting Mill Creek to surrounding communities.


Education is a priority in Mill Creek, with the city being part of the Everett School District. Schools such as Henry M. Jackson High School are known for their strong academic programs and extracurricular activities. The district's commitment to providing quality education makes Mill Creek an attractive location for families.

Around Mill Creek, WA

There's plenty to do around Mill Creek, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Good Vibrations Apothecary, Rumbly In My Tumbly Pie, and Oasis De Frutas.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.8 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.86 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.67 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.69 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Mill Creek, WA

Mill Creek has 8,492 households, with an average household size of 2.42. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mill Creek do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,665 people call Mill Creek home. The population density is 4,450.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

46.91 / 53.09%

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