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Mountlake Terrace Founders Incorporation VoteThis page features true stories and information about Mountlake Terrace, Eddie Spaghetti and the Meatballs' hometown. You may have heard the name, you probably know that a freeway runs through it, but now you will hear of the people, the history, the tragedies and the Triumphs, all of the little things that alone may not amount to a hill of beans but together make up this special place, a community named after a mighty peak, a great body of water and a balcony...

Mountlake Terrace elected to become a city on November 23rd, 1954 and was officially incorporated six days later. But it all began in 1949 when developer Albert LaPierre decided to do something about the lack of affordable housing for veterans returning from WWII and the Korean War. He bought an abandoned airstrip just north of the Snohomish County line, applied an innovative, low-cost method of building houses (based on the assembly line process) and passed the savings on to first-time home owners. You can read more here.

Mountlake Terrace covers four square miles. It is surrounded by Edmonds, Lynnwood, unincorporated Snohomish County, Brier, Lake Forest Park and Shoreline. Its southern border is the dividing line between Snohomish County and King County (in fact, if you live on the north side of 244th St. S.W. you're in Snohomish County, and if you live on the south side of that same street you're in King County)

Here's the Mountlake Terrace Homepage

Check out the Mountlake Terrace History Facebook page

Mountlake Terrace celebrated its 60th Birthday November 29th, 2014

Patrick McMahon, "Father of Mountlake Terrace,"
May 13, 1930 - August 21, 2013

In 1990, Arson fires destroyed the East Plaza Shopping Center (I have fond memories of the Ben Franklin Five & Dime) and severely damaged the West Plaza Shopping Center (home to Summers Plaza Drug Store)

The latest news from Mountlake Terrace (MLTnews.com)

The Seafair "Tour De Terrace" takes place every year in July

United States Senator Maria Cantwell's hometown is Mountlake Terrace. She was responsible for leading the successful effort to build a new library there

Master of stringed instruments Mark O'Connor grew up in Mountlake Terrace. See if you recognize locations in Mountlake Terrace in the O'Connor band's "Coming Home" video

Check out the Mountlake Terrace High School Homepage

See the NEW Mountlake Terrace Elementary School (they preserved the big rock in the playground)

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department Homepage

Join the Terrace - Brier Soccer Club

Seattle P.I. Article: This bedroom community has some living room!(article no longer available, see below for exerpt)

In the 50's you could buy a house in MLT for about $30.00 per month (dollar-a-day houses)

The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Headquarters is located at 21905 64th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Mountlake Terrace weather

Those of us who grew up in Mountlake Terrace in the sixties and seventies know that some of the members of Heart (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) in 2013, have connections to MLT

Eddie Spaghetti and the Meatballs' first gig was at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavillion in 1971. The Pavillion celebrated its 40th Birthday November 26, 2008. Here are its hours of operation and other information...

During the 1962 opening ceremonies of the Seattle Worlds Fair, one of the jets performing with the Air Force Thunderbirds crashed in "Ballinger Terrace," killing two people in their home

Mountlake Terrace has the tallest Christmas Tree in South Snohomish County! Well, it's not really a tree, and it's on top of a water tower...but it still looks really cool from the freeway (the one that runs through Mountlake Terrace)...