Seattle Met Magazine Ranks Burien #18 In Its ‘Best Places’ April Issue

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Seattle Met Magazine’s latest issue ranks Burien as #18 in their “The Best Places to Live Now: An insider’s guide to Seattle’s top neighborhoods—now and in the future” cover story.

Last year they ranked Normandy Park at #7 in a similar issue (read our sister site’s coverage of that here).

They also quote The MARK co-owner and Discover Burien Event Coordinator Debra George.

Aside from placing Beacon Hill at the top spot (huh?), and a slight misnomer of how B-Towners think of ourselves as “West Seattle’s southern neighbors” (what the double huh??), Writer Matthew Halverson says:

“Ten years ago, you couldn’t walk a block in Burien without hearing someone mutter, ‘We need more restaurants. I’m tired of driving to Seattle to eat.’ It’s not that West Seattle’s southern neighbors had an aversion to the big city; most would have told you that they loved how easy it was to hop on State Route 509 and scoot down to the Pike Place Market.”

Then quotes Debra at the end:

“B-Town’s residents are feeling downright bullish about their city’s future. ‘We’re four minutes from the airport, but we don’t hear the planes,’ George says. ‘We have great water views. We have private parks. It’s like this hidden little secret.'”

Read the entire story here, or just skip to our nice blurb here.

Hey, at least we’re ranked higher than Issaquah Highlands.

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3 Responses to “Seattle Met Magazine Ranks Burien #18 In Its ‘Best Places’ April Issue”
  1. Coverofnight says:

    18th best? That’s about right.

  2. TcB says:

    Yay Burien! It is getting better. I hope that the paperwork can start to get cleared up around BTS so some nice hair salons and little groceries can move in. Don’t feed the Troll.

  3. Elizabeth2 says:

    Note that is #18th “Best” out of 19…or 2nd from the bottom

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