Burien was incorporated in 1993, has 13.2 square miles of area and a population of around 32,000. Burien is located 18 miles south east from Bellevue. Seattle is 12 miles to the north.
HighwaysFrom Seattle, motorists take State Route 99 -- the Alaskan Way Viaduct -- which merges onto WA-509 and then take WA-99 west. From Bellevue, motorists take Interstate 405 south and then WA-518.
Schools The Highline School District, with 17,000 students, serves the city with Highline High School.
John F Kennedy Memorial High School is a Catholic high school in the city.
EmployersThere are 1400 licensed businesses in Burien.
AttractionsBurien has many jogging and walking trails, tucked into neighborhoods, with sweeping views of Puget Sound.
- Northwest Symphony Orchestra
- Seahurst Park
- Southcenter Mall
- Burien Little Theater
- Moshier Community Art center - features a ceramics studio
- Hillgrove Cemetary - graves of early settlers