Located on the eastern edge of South Seattle, Mt. Baker is a neighborhood that gets its name from the outstanding views it provides residents of the real-life Mt. Baker, which is often visible when looking northeast out over Lake Washington.
This special spot allows its inhabitants to enjoy the beauties of nature without straying too far from the city’s center. Just south of I-90, it’s within easy commuting distance to downtown’s major employers, restaurants, and cultural attractions, and is also just a quick bus or light rail ride away from trendy Columbia City. But Mt. Baker also boasts a community garden and public green spaces like Mt. Baker Park, which abuts a pristine stretch of Lake Washington waterfront and offers beaches, tree-lined paths, playgrounds, and picnic areas for all to enjoy.
Perfectly positioned between Seattle, large Eastside cities like Bellevue and Kirkland, and beloved wilderness destinations like the Cascades, Snoqualmie Falls, and Mt. Rainier National Park, Mt. Baker is a convenient community that offers its residents the best of everything the Pacific Northwest is known for. Add to that its well-rated public schools, sprinkling of quaint shops and local businesses, and annual draws like the Seafair Festival, and it’s easy to see why so many Seattleites flock to this charming neighborhood.