Burien is a vibrant, diverse 100 year old community with a small-town atmosphere that is just 15 minutes south of Seattle and five minutes to SeaTac airport. Burien has a rich heritage that is preserved through the Highline Historical Society created after the city was incorporated in 1993. Enjoy charming shops and restaurants in Olde Burien like the Tin Room Bar & Theatre or Armoire Chocolat. Downtown Burien is home to Town Square Park with the delightful spray fountain, the expansive 32,000 sf Burien Public Library and a great selection of restaurants offering international cuisine including Angelo’s of Burien, a local favorite since 1957.
When people haven't spent much time in West Seattle, they tend to think of Alki Beach – not at all a bad thing to think about with a beachfront promenade and views of the Olympic Mountains and downtown Seattle. At Alki Avenue SW and 63rd Avenue SW is a monument where settlers first landed in 1851. There is so much more to West Seattle: the Admiral District with its beautiful homes; the Junction business district – a contemporary throwback to days gone by; Fauntleroy, with the ferry terminal, Lincoln Park and the city’s only salt water pool; amazing Sound properties and many distinctive other neighborhoods such as Arbor Heights on the southern border. West Seattle homes vary greatly in style and in cost – from around $250k to $3,500,000.
White Center is a “global village” located between Seattle and Burien. It has retained many of its original buildings from the early 1900s, creating a distinct historic feel from the streetcar-era. White Center celebrates and takes pride in its ethnically diverse community and offers delicious world cuisine and shopping. The Crawfish House, Salvadorean Bakery and El Paisano Rosteria y Concina are only a few of the many restaurants located in its commercial district.