Burien: Best Seattle Neighborhoods 2013

By Seattle Mag

April 1, 2013

A folksy—and affordable—small town only 10 minutes from downtown Seattle.

This article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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Ryan Lang


I was lured to Burien by the incredible bang for my real estate buck, but what I fell in love with was the community’s no-nonsense, hardy attitude; the beautiful, secret stretches of Puget Sound waterfront; and a charming downtown strip that makes you feel like Marty McFly stepping out of his DeLorean into a Rockwellian past.

 Don’t miss: Second-run movies, great food and cocktails at the Tin Theater and its adjoining bar; the Wild Strawberry Festival and Father’s Day Car Show in June; raucous Seahawks game days at the historic Sunnydale Saloon (206.246.2029); and authentic ethnic eats. And what an international smorgasbord, with the old-school Italian experience of Angelo’s Ristoranté, the well-executed family Mexican food at La Costa, the array of German sausages, mustards and beer you can take home from Hans’ Sausage and Delicatessen (206.244.4978), the plate-size pupusas at Salva Mex Pupuseria y Comida Mexicana (206.988.1234) and the health-conscious Szechuan-focused scrumptiousness of Lucy’s Kitchen.

Go-to for out-of-town guests: Seattle.

Famous for: Boeing’s third runway, Mary Kay Letourneau, scuba diving off Puget Sound’s Three Tree Point (shown above).

Cody Bay is an editor at MSN and Burien resident since May 2012

 

 

Rocky Rochon’s keen eye for space and color has transformed everything from penthouses to townhomes. At age 67, he’s not done yet.